The Essential Moving Checklist

Getting ready to move? Here’s a checklist you can use to make sure you’re prepared.

3 Weeks Before Move

  • Set up a “move” file or folder
  • Set up a “move” calendar
  • Hold a garage sale
  • Collect financial, tax, and employment documentation needed for your loan
  • Donate un-needed furniture to charity
  • Contact insurance companies to update addresses and/or transfer policies (life, auto, homeowners)

2 Weeks Before Move

  • Arrange cut-off dates for utility companies (telephone, gas, electricity, water, garbage, cable television)
  • Prepare new address or moving notifications for friends and relatives
  • Request change of address kit from post office
  • Check out voter registration for the new area

1 Week Before Move

  • Label items you will need to access easily and place them in a separate room or closet
  • Tend to outdoor items and furniture: water hoses, propane tank from BBQ grill, gas and oil from lawnmowers
  • Properly discard all aerosols, paint, oils, and other flammable or toxic chemicals
  • Arrange new utility services at your new home

Moving Day

  • Remember, items packed last will be unloaded first
  • Conduct a final review of the house including attic, stairwells, closets, cupboards, storage, garage, and behind doors
  • Relax and enjoy your new home

Take the stress out of moving by being organized! Please get in touch with UCCU Mortgages if you have any questions about your home financing!

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