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Checklists to Help You Move

Moving To Do Lists

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Checklists come in very handy in a move. With all the things going on inside and outside your head, who can remember everything? To make sure you stay organized and on track, we've created moving checklists of things to do to help you move. Use them online or print them out - either way you'll have a complete list of moving tasks.

1. Packing Supply Shopping List

Starting off on the right foot helps in a move. We'll set you on the right path by arming you with all you need so you won't have to keep making time-wasting trips out to get supplies. To determine what supplies you need for your move, check out the article on Packing Supplies, then fill out the quantity of each item before you start to shop.

2. Change of Address Checklist

Here is an area where it's very easy to forget something. When moving, it's important to remember all the ways you rely on the postal service to get the information you need, whether it's bills or a favorite magazine. And to help you keep up-to-date and in contact with everybody, use this change of address checklist to ensure the people you need to stay-in-touch with are notified of your upcoming move.

3. Checklist of Questions to Ask the Movers

This checklist will help you when you are looking for the right movers for the job. This is an important decision, so don't just go with the first name in the yellow pages! Print several copies of this question list and use it each time you call a moving company to inquire about your move.

4. Checklist of Things to Pack in the Essentials Box

It's hard to get a new house organized and "user-friendly" in the first day after moving. It usually takes some time before you settle into your new place. But life goes on, and you still need to eat, drink, sleep, wash up, etc. before you are fully settled in. Use this list to collect all general household supplies you'll need for the first couple of days in your new home. If you'll be moving to another city or state, and the movers won't be arriving for a week or more, then you should consider packing more than what's suggested below. Think about everything you use on a daily basis and pack accordingly.

Also check out a related article on how to prepare an essentials box.

5. Things You Need to Do to Move Overseas

International moving is difficult. There are so many extra tasks you need to do to prepare to move that it's often difficult to keep track. In addition to everything else a regular move entails, there are many other things that are not day-today concerns. Moving to another country requires additional planning ahead. Immigration documentation, health papers, taxes - you get the idea. It's a long list. If you're moving overseas, use this checklist as a guide to help you through a complicated move.

6. School Records Checklist

One of the things most often forgotten is the school documentation of the children. You will want to effect the transition of your child with as little disruption as possible. Children are excited in a move and will not remember to do the essentials. It will fall to you to make sure you have their records ready to go. Your child will no doubt be more focused on setting up his or her room, and exploring the new home and neighborhood! Use this checklist to make sure all educational bases are covered.

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