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Moving Checklist


Moving Timeline: Two Weeks to Go Time
Looks like this guy might not have confirmed everything with the movers.
Looks like this guy might not have confirmed everything with the movers.
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Moving day is just around the corner, but because you've been faithfully following the timeline, you feel footloose and fancy-free, right? Although you are in the homestretch, you're not quite finished yet. Here's what to do in the final two weeks:

  • Confirm that your new utilities accounts have been set up and that electricity, heat and water will be up and running when you arrive at your new place.
  • Finish up the major packing about a week ahead of time -- just leave yourself a suitcase with enough toiletries, clothes and other necessities for a few days.
  • Designate a few "open first" boxes so you don't have to search for things like glasses and silverware.
  • Refill any prescriptions you might need over the next couple of weeks.
  • Plan meals so you use up whatever's in your fridge and cupboards.
  • A couple of days out, confirm with movers and/or your moving helpers.
  • Make sure that everything is clean and in place at your new abode so you don't run in to any disasters when you open the door for the first time.
  • Give everyone your new address!

Read on for tips on packing.


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