Remember: Try to keep calm! It’ll all be worth it in the end! 

Moving Checklist Tips 

Keep all important paperwork and electronic documents (eg. legal, medical, insurance) separate and on your person instead of packing it away. Think about using a computer backup hardware device. 
Make copies of all important documents. 
Consider sending important documents to the new address by registered mail a day or so before moving. 

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Make a moving checklist of expected items that will be included in the move. (You will see later how much extra you have added to the list!) 
Make arrangements for pets, plants or any items that requires specific moving arrangements. Specialized movers can take longer than standard moving companieso Spring Clean
Start to clear out, sell, and throw away items that are no longer needed 
Get quotes from 3 different companies. Do a background check for reputation. References and the Better Business Bureau are ways of doing this. Check to see that they belong to a regulatory organization. This will allow for some recourse if there are problems. 
A reputable company should be able to provide you with a ‘Your Right’s and Responsibilities’ list. 
Investigate additional insurance. Home insurance usually does not cover moving.
Start to collect packing material: boxes, masking tape, rope,newspapers, garbage bags, labels, bubble wrap and markers. 

Assess the costs involved and make a budget. Things to look out for: 
- Change of Address Costs 
- Cleaning Company 
- Garbage Removal/Skip 
- Insurance 
- Moving Company 
- Packing Materials 
- Surveyors/Assessor Fees 
- Travel Costs 


Make a moving checklist of and then inform the relevant authorities of change of address. 
Begin packing items that won’t be used before the move. Try to take pictures or video tape your belongings. Record all serial numbers of all electronic equipment for your records. 
Try to arrange for as many services as possible in your new home re: cable or satellite TV, 
Pack a separate box/bag with items that should be easily accessible on the first day or two in the new house. 
Pack carefully for babies. Carry items of emergency separately from the movers. 
Appliances: defrost your freezer and refrigerator. Empty all water out of the washing machine and dishwasher. Turn off your water heater, AC and all water pipes. Remember to disconnect all utilities on the day determined for your move. 

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