Preparing For The Move
Have a garage sale. Get rid of everything you don't need before you move.
Get organized now. Don't wait until the last minute. Make list of things you need to do and when.
Make sure you are ready for the packers and movers. Don't forget to do the laundry, wash the dishes, pack your suitcases, disconnect computers, stereos and VCRs.
Set aside those items that you will be taking with you and clearly mark them as Do Not Pack.
Arrange to close your accounts at your local bank and opens accounts in your new hometown.
Obtain a change-of-address kit from your post office or go to https://moversguide.usps.com
Drain the gas and oil from all your power equipment (lawnmower, edger, etc.)
Schedule house cleaning and other home services for the day after loading.
Have your utilities shut off the day after loading (gas, electric, telephone, etc)
Make your travel arrangements for the day after loading. In case of weather delays or other unforeseen problems, you wouldn't want to miss a flight or other travel related appointment.
Before the moving truck leaves for your destination, give the driver your phone numbers where you can be reached. It is also a good idea to get the driver's cell phone number.
Be aware of items that can't be moved with the mover.
These items include:
Ammunitions and Explosives
Legal Documents (wills, financial papers, insurance documents, etc.)
When using a mover, remember that you are the customer and the boss. If you have any concerns at all, contact your move coordinator immediately.