COUNTDOWN TO MOVING DAY 8 Weeks Before Your Move Inventory Sheets: Create an inventory sheet of all which is to be moved Research Moving Options: You’ll need to decide if yours is a do-it-yourself move or if you’ll be using a moving company. Request Moving Quote: Solicit moving quotes from as many moving companies and movers as possible. There can be a large difference between rates and services within moving companies. Discard Unnecessary Items: Moving is a great time for ridding yourself of unnecessary items. Have a yard sale or donate unnecessary items to charity. Packing Material: Gather moving boxes and packing material for your move. Contact Insurance Companies: You’ll need to contact your insurance agent to cancel/ transfer your insurance policy. 4 Weeks Before Your Move Start Packing: Begin packing all things destined for your new location. Obtain Your Medical Record: Contact your doctor, physician, dentist and other medical specialists who may currently be retaining any of your family’s medical records. Obtain these records or make plans for them to be delivered to your new medical facilities if changing. Note Food Inventory Levels: Check your cupboards, refrigerator and freezer to use up as much of your perishable food as possible. Small Engines: Service small engines for your move by extracting gas and oil from the machines. This will reduce that chance to catch fire during your move. Protect Jewelry and Valuables: Transfer jewelry and valuables to a safety deposit box so they can not be lost or stolen during your move. Borrowed and Rented Items: Return items which you may have borrowed or rented. Collect items loaned to others.