Plan Your Move

Four Weeks Before Your Move...

  • Call NP Movers and schedule your move.
  • Tour your house and decide which items should be discarded or donated to charity. Consider a garage sale.
  • Call physicians and dentists. They may recommend a colleague near your new home.
  • Get copies of renewable prescriptions.
  • Arrange transfer of school records.
  • Check homeowner’s insurance policies to see if moving is covered.
  • Be sure your new home is protected by transferring fire, theft and other personal property insurance.
  • Transfer personal insurance records.

Three Weeks Before Your Move...

  • Plan to use up most food items before the move.
  • Check and clear tax assessments.
  • Arrange to have major appliances serviced before you move them.
  • Movers can’t take aerosols, flammables, corrosives or ammunition. It’s best to use them up or give them away before you move. Propane tanks must be emptied as well as lawnmower fuel tanks.

Two Weeks Before Your Move...

  • Notify the Post Office and get change of address forms. Notify magazines to which you subscribe. NOTE: You must fill out a change-of-address for each person receiving mail at your address.
  • Close or transfer all charge accounts.
  • Return library books and other things you’ve borrowed. Collect things you’ve loaned, and items in layaway, cold storage, etc.
  • Arrange to discontinue utilities and delivery services.
  • Protect your shipment from damage by disposing of cleaning fluids, acids, caustic drain cleaners, etc.

One Week Before Your Move...

  • Transfer bank accounts, and ask your local credit bureau to transfer your records to your new city.
  • Arrange for cable TV disconnection.
  • Arrange connection of utilities in new home. Draw up a floor plan of your new home, and indicate placement of furnishings. It makes moving in twice as easy.
  • Your local phone company business office can help you with phone service for your new home, as well as disconnecting service at your present home.
  • Drain water from all garden hoses.
  • Drain gasoline from lawn mower.

The Day Before Your Move...

  • Put cleaning supplies, toiletries and a coffee pot in special box to be loaded last and unload first.
  • Defrost, clean and dry refrigerator.

The Day Of Your Move...

  • Be on hand all day to answer questions, sign bill of lading, and confirm your new address.
  • Make final check of every room and storage area. Make sure windows and doors are locked, keys are transferred and lights are out.
  • Always remember to have a clear path way to your home so that the movers can have easy access.