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Moving Check List

Eight Weeks Before You Move

____  Chosen your self storage provider and reserved your unit(s).


____  Sorted through basement, loft, and garage.


____  Resolved what to do with prohibited items.


____  Made proper provision for pets.


____  Disposed of the things you don't want to move or store.


____  Started to prepare your mailing list of people who need your change of address.


____  Notified banks, saving accounts, credit card companies, and magazine subscriptions.

____  Started to round up passports, birth/marriage certificates, and other family documentation.


____  Applied for any necessary visas.


____  Checked that electrical goods will work in your new home.

Six Weeks Before You Move

____  Separated favorite toys.


____  Made sure your pet's vaccinations are up-to-date.


____  Arranged for mail to be forwarded.


____  Decided whether or not to buy any new household goods, check tax refunds.

Four Weeks Before You Move

____  Decided which clothes travel with you.


____  Started to dismantle climbing frames/garden furniture.


____  Agreed to an insurance value and terms with your portable storage provider.


____  Made arrangements of connection of services at your new home.


____  Returned library books.


____  Canceled milk, newspapers, subscriptions.


____  Found new homes for your plants.

Seven Days Before You Move

____  Defrosted the refrigerator/freezer.


____  Planned simple meals for moving day to avoid using appliances.


____  Separated luggage items you need for personal travel.


____  Cleaned garden tools, bicycles, and any other gardening equipment.


____  Emptied the tanks of powered tools such as mowers and trimmers.


____  Checked that you have enough medication for at least two weeks.


____  Collected traveler's checks or local currency.


____  Arranged for someone to look after the children on moving day.

Moving Day

____  Load all your items into your self storage unit(s).

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