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The following is a standardized timeline of how your move should progress:

8 weeks before moving

  • Create a floor plan for your new residence.
  • Before your moving estimate, decide which items you'll pack, and which you'd like the movers to pack.
  • Get moving estimates and decide on moving company.
  • Remove items from your attic, basement, storage shed, etc.
  • Start to use up things you can't move, such as frozen foods and cleaning supplies.
  • Contact the chamber of commerce or visitor's and tourism bureaus in your new community for information on your new city.
  • If not already done, create a work list of repairs needed to sell the existing home.
  • Hire contractors and schedule work for after the move.

6 weeks before moving

  • Contact the IRS and/or your accountant for information on what moving expenses may be tax-deductible.
  • Begin to inventory and evaluate your possessions. What can be sold or donated to a charitable organization? What haven't you used within the last year?
  • Make a list of everyone you need to notify about your move: friends, professionals, creditors, subscriptions, etc.
  • Obtain a mail subscription to the local paper in your new community to familiarize yourself with local government, community, and social news and activities.
  • Locate all motor vehicle registration and licensing documents.
  • If some of your goods are to be stored, make the necessary arrangements now.
  • Contact financial advisors, lawyers and accountants to obtain copies of personal records. Request referrals for your new location.

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