Making Your Move Less Stressful. A Checklist to Make Sure Things Get Done
Things To Do ASAP After Deciding to Move
Contact a moving company and tell them the dates you plan to move. Set up a date for an agent to come over and survey your goods. Unless you’re given a binding estimate, the cost can vary, depending on the actual weight of items and any extra services.
Decide if you are going to pack for yourself or have the movers do it.
Transfer or resign from organizations and associations.
Collect suitable containers & packing materials if you plan to do the packing yourself.
Start to use up things that can’t be moved, such as frozen foods, canned goods, and flammable household aerosol cleaners. Buy only what you will use before moving.
Prepare a list of friends, relatives, business firms, and others who need to be notified of your move.
Consider having a garage sale to dispose of unwanted clothes or furniture.