You've purchased your dream home and the closing date is nearing fast. No need to worry! We've prepared a step-by-step checklist to help you prepare ahead for your move.

6 Weeks Before​

  • If you are having a moving sale, plan the date, time, etc. 

  • Start a receipt envelope for all your moving expenses. 

  • Gather auto licensing and registration documents, medical, dental and school records, birth certificates, wills, deeds, stock and other financial documentation, etc. 

  • Arrange for school transcripts to be sent to the new school. 

  • Have W-2’s and other tax forms forwarded. Contact the IRS to change your address. 

  • Send your change of mailing address to the US Postal Service. 

  • Contact Concierge to obtain estimates from truck rental companies or moving companies and determine your town’s parking rules. 

  • Begin the off-site storage process (if applicable). 

  • Call 1-800-CLEANUP or visit for locations to take hazardous materials. 

5 Weeks Before 

  • If you are having a moving sale, begin cleaning and pricing items. 

  • Contact charitable organizations or check with your community to donate unwanted household goods, clothing, etc. 

  • Ask your insurance agent to make sure your possessions are covered during the move to your new home. 

  • Transfer or obtain insurance for your new home. 

  • Obtain items necessary for packing: boxes, packing materials, heavy-duty tape, scissors, felt markers. 

4 Weeks Before 

  • Start Packing. 

  • Register children in their new school. 

  • If you’re having a sale, continue cleaning and pricing items. Place your ad. 

  • Make sure you scheduled your change of address with the US Postal Service. 

  • Contact gas, electric, oil, water, telephone, cable TV, newspaper and trash collection companies for service disconnect/connect at your old and new addresses. Also, ask for final readings.  

3 Weeks Before 

  • Hold your moving sale. 

  • Select a new bank if you are moving out of the area. 

  • Take pets to the veterinarian and get copies of their records. Make arrangements for their move. 

  • Schedule a cleaning service for final cleaning. 

1 Week Before 

  • Get a bank or certified check for movers. 

  • Drain gas & oil from power equipment. 

  • Close your checking and savings accounts. Have funds transferred to your new bank. 

  • Finish packing, leaving only the absolute necessities to be packed on moving day. 

  • Give mover specific directions to your new home and prepare a sketch of your new floor plan to help your movers place the boxes and furniture in the right rooms. 

  • Return leased/borrowed items. 

  • Check your prescriptions to make sure you have enough to get you through your move. 

  • Get trash and recycling pick-up schedule for new home. 

Moving Day! 

  • Go through closets, basement, garage, etc., to make sure nothing is left behind. 

  • Don’t leave home until the moving truck is completely loaded and on its way. 

  • Record all utility meter readings (gas, electric, and water). 

  • Leave house keys with your real estate sales associate or the new owners. 

  • Plan to rekey locks at your next home. 

  • Pack a survival box with important phone numbers, bathroom supplies, pocket knife, box opener.


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