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Starving Students Moving Checklist

4 Weeks Before Moving Day

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
Use binder to keep track of everything—all your estimates, your receipts, and an inventory of all the items you're moving.
Order boxes and other moving supplies such as tape, Bubble Wrap, and permanent markers. Don't forget to order specialty containers, such as dish barrels or wardrobe boxes.
Start using up things that you don’t want to move, like frozen or perishable foods and cleaning supplies.
Check room dimensions at your new home, if possible, and make sure larger pieces of furniture will fit through the door.
Donate unwanted clothing or household goods to charitable organizations. Obtain receipts showing the items' approximate value for possible tax deductions..

2 Weeks Before Moving Day

Start packing the things that you use most infrequently, such as the waffle iron and croquet set. 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 per pound, such as a computer.
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.
Add items such as jewelry and important files to a safe box that you’ll personally transport to your new home.
Go to your local post office and fill out a change-of-address form, or do it online at usps.gov. But in case there are stragglers, 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.
Alert 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
Arrange for medical records to be sent to any new health-care providers or obtain copies.
Have a "garage sale" or use an online auction service to dispose of unwanted items.

1 Week Before Moving Day

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.
Disassemble stereos, TVs, beds, mirrors, etc.
Go to your local post office and fill out a change-of-address form, or do it online at usps.gov. But in case there are stragglers, 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.
Check room dimensions at your new home, if possible, and make sure larger pieces of furniture will fit through the door.
Alert 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
Arrange for medical records to be sent to any new health-care providers or obtain copies.
Contact utility companies and service providers to arrange to have your appliances/services disconnected and, if necessary, reconnected in your new home.
Make sure all library books have been returned and all dry cleaning or items out for repair have been picked up. Also retrieve any items out on loan.

2 Days Before Moving Day

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
If your refrigerator is moving with you, make sure to empty, clean, and defrost it at least 24 hours before moving day.
Reconfirm the moving company’s arrival time and other specifics and make sure you have prepared exact, written directions to your new home for the staff. Include contact information, such as your cell phone number.
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.
Don't forget to make time for goodbyes.
Arrange for medical records to be sent to any new health-care providers or obtain copies.
Dispose of flammables, propane tanks, corrosives and poisons.
Empty your lawnmower and power tools of fuel etc.
Fill any prescriptions or medications you will need for the next couple of weeks.

Moving Day

Get up early and don't panic!
Walk your movers through the house, tell them what you need them to do and take their advice on the actual loading.
Leave a note of your name, new address and contact number for the new residents of your home so they can forward any mail that slips through the cracks.
Make sure cash, jewelry, important documents, checkbook and other valuable items are secure
Have a marker handy to make extra notes on boxes.
Point out to the movers any extra-fragile items needing special attention.

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Electric Gas Water
Telephone Sewer Trash
Cable/Satellite Fuel (Oil/Propane) Pharmacy
Dry Cleaner Lawn Service Banks /Finance
Credit Card Companies Health Club Dept Motor Vehicles
Doctor(s) Dentist Veterinarian
Lawyer Insurance Agency Publications
Auto Finance Company Veterans Administration Social Security Administration

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