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If you use a mover, get 2-3 estimates from moving companies you can trust.
Make an inventory of your household goods and begin to remove clutter (start with the basement, attic, garage, and other storage areas). Prepare to have a moving sale for your less valuable items.
Schedule disconnection of all utility services at your old home, and connection of them at your new one. Be sure to disconnect the day after you leave and connect the day before you arrive.
Obtain and fill out post office change-of-address cards.
Drain power equipment of oil and gas. Drain water hoses.
Defrost refrigerator and freezer, propping doors open.
Disconnect and prepare major appliances for move.
Set aside anything that will travel in your car so it will not be loaded on the truck.
Pack a box of items that will be needed first at the new house. Clearly mark this box “load last."
If using a mover, be sure someone is at the old house to answer questions.
Have someone on hand at your new house to answer any questions.
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