Moving How To:

8–12 Weeks before You Move:

• If you own your house, contact your real estate agent to begin the selling process.

• Establish your preferred moving dates.

• Research your new community.

• Compare school districts.

• Obtain free city reports.

• Set up a house-hunting trip to your new city.

• Find out if your employer will be paying for the move, or will be providing you with a lump sum or a direct reimbursement.

• Have a garage sale or donate goods you do not want to move. This will help you save money on the move.


4-8 Weeks before You Move:

• Contact us to schedule a convenient time for a free estimate. Purchase your new home; arrange financing; establish closing dates.

• Make a list of everyone you need to notify of your move.

• Obtain change of address cards from your local post office.

• Check with your school on transferring your children’s school records.

• Research driver’s license requirements for the state you are moving to.

• Find out from the IRS or your accountant if moving expenses are tax deductible.

• Contact your insurance agent to discuss your insurance needs for your new home.

• Select a new bank in your new city.

• Begin to organize your medical and dental records.


3 Weeks before You Move:

• Make a decision on whether you will pack your own boxes or if you’d like to utilize our professional packing service.

• Begin the packing process if you are doing it yourself.

• Compile all personal records.

• Change your address on credit cards, magazine subscriptions.

• If you have children, arrange for them to be at a babysitter during loading day.

• Arrange to have your utilities disconnected after your move-out day.

• Arrange to connect your utilities the day before your scheduled move-in day.


2 Weeks before You Move:

• Plan to use all the food in your refrigerator and freezer.

• Clean your home and clear basement and attics.

• Cancel all current delivery services such as newspapers.

• Dispose of all flammables, cleaners, paints, aerosols, ammunition, etc.

• Transfer all current prescriptions to your new local pharmacy.

• Clear out your safety deposit box. Transfer bank accounts.

• Be sure that you have packed everything in advance.

• Drain the oil and gasoline from your lawn mower, and other power tools if they are to be moved.

One Week before You Move:

• Confirm your travel arrangements for your family.

• Empty and clean your refrigerator and freezer, clean your stove, etc.

• Only use those household items that you’ll need, such as sheets, towels, a few pans and dishes. Make sure everything else is ready to be moved.


Moving Day:

• Review all paperwork with our Forman.

• Check inventory of all items moving.

• Make sure your children and pets are not at home so that they do not get in the way of the movers.

• Sit back and let Moving of America’s professional movers take care of the move.

Call us for a free long distance moving estimate or request a quote online. 888-All-Move