Post Office Box 247301, Columbus, OH 43224 (614) 775-6489

RHR Handyman Services Columbus Ohio

Moving Checklist

 

Two Months Before Moving

 

Sort and purge.

Go through every room of your house and decide what you’d like to keep and what you can get rid of. Think about whether any items will require special packing or extra insurance coverage.

Research.

Start investigating moving company options. Do not rely on a quote over the phone; request an on-site estimate. Get an estimate in writing from each company.

Organize school records.

If applicable, go to your children’s school and arrange for their records to be transferred to their new school district.

 

Six Weeks Before Moving

 

Order supplies.

Order boxes and other supplies such as tape, bubble wrap, and permanent markers.

Use it or toss it.

Start using up things that you don’t want to move, like frozen or perishable foods and cleaning supplies.

Take measurements.

Check room dimensions at your new home, if possible, and make sure larger pieces of furniture will fit through the door.  

 

One Month Before Moving

 

Choose your mover and confirm the arrangements.

Select a company and get written confirmation of your moving date, costs, and other details.

Book your U-Haul Truck and confirm the arrangements.

Select a company and get written confirmation of your moving date, costs, and other details.

Begin packing.

Start packing the things that you use most infrequently. While packing, note items of special value that might require additional insurance from your moving company. Make sure to declare, in writing, any items valued over $100.

Label.

Clearly label and number each box with its contents and the room it’s destined for. This will help you to keep an inventory of your belongings. Pack and label -essentials- boxes of items you’ll need right away.

Separate valuables.

Add items such as jewelry and important files to a safe box that you’ll personally transport to your new home.

Do a change of address.

Go to your local post office and fill out a change-of-address form, or do it online at usps.gov. It’s always wise to ask a close neighbor to look out for mail after you’ve moved. Check in with him or her two weeks after the move, and again two weeks after that.

Notify VIP people.

Notify the following of your move: banks, brokerage firms, your employer’s human resources department, magazine and newspapers you subscribe to, and credit card, insurance, and utility companies.

 

 

Two Weeks Before Moving

 

Contact the moving company.

Reconfirm the arrangements.  

Contact UHaul company.

Reconfirm the arrangements.

 

One Week Before Moving

 

Pack your suitcases.

Aim to finish your general packing a few days before your moving date. Then pack suitcases for everyone in the family with enough clothes to wear for a few days.  

 

A Few Days Before Moving

 

Defrost the freezer.

If your refrigerator is moving with you, make sure to empty, clean, and defrost it at least 24 hours before moving day.

Double-check the details.

Reconfirm the moving company’s arrival time and other specifics and make sure you have written directions to your new home for the movers, just in case. Include contact information, such as your cell phone number.

Plan for the payment.

If you haven’t already arranged to pay your mover with a credit card, get a money order, cashier’s check, or cash for payment and tip. If the staff has done a good job, 10 to 15 percent of the total fee is a good tip. If your move was especially difficult, you might tip each mover up to $100. Don’t forget that refreshments are always appreciated.  

 

Moving Day

 

U-Haul truck pickup.

Pick up your U-Haul truck.

Take inventory.

Before the movers leave, take another look around to make sure nothing was left behind or forgotten.


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Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 247301
Columbus, OH 43224
Telephone:(614) 775-6489
E-mail:rhrstaff@hotmail.com