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Your Moving Calendar

DAY BY DAY

a "printable" guideline calendar to help you stay on track

   

PACKING DAY ______________ 
MOVING DAY _______________ 

4 weeks before your move 

Description: http://www.redball.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/checkbox-copy.gifLabel an envelope “Moving Receipts” and keep all moving expense receipts in case they qualify for a tax deduction.

Description: http://www.redball.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/checkbox-copy.gifDecide which items you will move or dispose of. Now is the time to plan your moving sale.

Description: http://www.redball.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/checkbox-copy.gifBefore your moving estimate, decide which items you will pack and what the mover will pack.

Description: http://www.redball.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/checkbox-copy.gifHave antiques, art objects and other valuables appraised. These require special valuation coverage for the move.

Description: http://www.redball.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/checkbox-copy.gifSet up a bank account at your new location, switch automatic payments and deposits.

Description: http://www.redball.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/checkbox-copy.gifReview your homeowner’s policy for coverage during and after your move.

Description: http://www.redball.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/checkbox-copy.gif Begin packing less used & out of season items first.

Description: http://www.redball.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/checkbox-copy.gifAsk doctors, dentists, veterinarians and other health providers for copies of your records.

Description: http://www.redball.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/checkbox-copy.gifAsk for prescriptions to provide to your new pharmacy until you can select new health providers in your new location.

Description: http://www.redball.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/checkbox-copy.gifTransfer or close/get copies of: school records, safe deposit boxes, legal records and insurance.

3 weeks before your move
 

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Description: http://www.redball.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/checkbox-copy.gifSend change of address to Post Office, magazines, banks, investment companies, creditors, employer, insurance, etc.

Description: http://www.redball.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/checkbox-copy.gifGive notice to cancel or transfer memberships and service contracts: health clubs such as:

YMCA, country clubs, local civic and professional associations, lessons and extracurricular activities children might be involved in, security service, lawn service, child care, home cleaning service, newspaper, etc.

CANCEL DATE SPOKE TO PHONE/SERVICE
 

Sample11/11/06 Jane Doe 123-4567 ACE Security
 
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Description: http://www.redball.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/checkbox-copy.gifTake your personal address book and local phone book with you to contact people or companies after your move.

2 weeks before your move
 

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DISCONTINUE BEGIN SERVICE COMPANY
current address new address phone

_____________ _____________ ____________ Electric

_____________ _____________ ____________ Gas/Oil

_____________ _____________ ____________ Phone

_____________ _____________ ____________ Water

_____________ _____________ ____________ Refuse

_____________ _____________ ____________ Cable TV

_____________ _____________ ____________ Other

Description: http://www.redball.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/checkbox-copy.gifReturn library books and other borrowed items.

Description: http://www.redball.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/checkbox-copy.gifEmpty lockers at schools, clubs, gyms, etc.

Description: http://www.redball.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/checkbox-copy.gifStart using up perishable or opened food items.

Description: http://www.redball.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/checkbox-copy.gifDispose of what not to ship (non-transportable and hazardous items).

Description: http://www.redball.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/checkbox-copy.gifFinalize your plans for items that need special handling.

Description: http://www.redball.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/checkbox-copy.gifComplete a High Value Inventory list. 

Description: http://www.redball.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/checkbox-copy.gifIf shipping an automobile, top off fluids like oil and antifreeze, but make plans to have the gas tank less than half full.

Description: http://www.redball.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/checkbox-copy.gifContact your mover and discuss any changes on the original estimate, location or valuation coverage.

Have you purchased or disposed of enough items to impact the weight and charges?

Do you have a location address or change in location address?

Have you become aware of access problems for our truck at either origin or destination, such as dips in the road, traffic weight limitations, low wires, low tree limbs, tight turns, etc. It is critical that we know if there might be any access problems.

Do you wish to make a change in the declared value amount or type of valuation coverage?

1 week before your move
 

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30-day supply of medications, important papers, mover contract and contact information, favorite/must have toys, etc. This should consist of anything you can’t do without for even a day. Items like toilet paper, Kleenex, hand wipes, drinks, toys to occupy children while you travel, etc.

IMPORTANT CONTACT INFORMATION
 

Moving Company – _______________________________

BESTMOVE 
805-375-0765

Driver – ________________________________________

Contract Order Number – __________________________

Description: http://www.redball.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/checkbox-copy.gifPack valuables and identification papers the moving company will not transport, such as:

- cash – fine jewelry – coin/stamp collections – stocks – bonds – passports – social security cards – birth certificates – etc.

Description: http://www.redball.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/checkbox-copy.gifBegin packing suitcases: an assortment of casual, business and school attire.

Description: http://www.redball.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/checkbox-copy.gifConfirm travel arrangements.

Description: http://www.redball.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/checkbox-copy.gifDrain and dry spa, garden hose, etc.

Description: http://www.redball.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/checkbox-copy.gifHave cash, money order or certified check ready for the driver/mover (for Interstate moves) and for your travel expenses.

Description: http://www.redball.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/checkbox-copy.gifDrain the fuel from lawnmowers and other gasoline powered equipment.

Description: http://www.redball.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/checkbox-copy.gifDisassemble items such as swing sets, trampolines, shop equipment, etc.

Description: http://www.redball.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/checkbox-copy.gifBring items out of inaccessible areas, i.e. attics, storage sheds, crawl space, etc.

1 day before your move
 

Description: http://www.redball.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/checkbox-copy.gifFinish packing clothing, medications, valuables, paperwork and other items you are taking with you.

Description: http://www.redball.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/checkbox-copy.gifDefrost, clean and deodorize refrigerator and freezer (don’t forget to disconnect the icemaker).

Description: http://www.redball.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/checkbox-copy.gifDisconnect all appliances from electricity and gas. Clean and air the range and microwave.

Description: http://www.redball.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/checkbox-copy.gifComplete final packing.

Moving Day
 

Description: http://www.redball.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/checkbox-copy.gifClear walkways and drive of ice or snow. Make sure pots, statuary or other items have been cleared away.

Description: http://www.redball.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/checkbox-copy.gifLoad suitcases & valuables in the trunk of the car to avoid confusion with items to be moved.

Description: http://www.redball.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/checkbox-copy.gifHave items going to storage or a second location separated and clearly marked.

Description: http://www.redball.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/checkbox-copy.gifHold to load last: vacuum, “essentials” box, “parts” box and other items you will need first at destination.

Description: http://www.redball.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/checkbox-copy.gifBe available during packing and loading.

Description: http://www.redball.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/checkbox-copy.gifMake a final tour of your home with the driver.

Moving In
 

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Description: http://www.redball.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/checkbox-copy.gifAllow electronics/appliances at least 24 hours to adjust to room temperature and upright state before plugging in.

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