Contact Post Office for change of address.
Reserve moving date with Changing Places Moving.
Start collecting cartons and paper if you will be doing your own packing.
Begin decreasing inventory of frozen foods, groceries, and other items.
START PACKING - if you're doing it yourself
Call your insurance company for coverage changes.
Have all records (school, medical, dental) transferred or obtain a copy for yourself
Arrange to have services at present address stopped (phone, garbage, cleaners, newspapers, water softener, and utilities) and started at new residence.
Return any items that you might have borrowed from the neighbors or retrieve any items that they have borrowed from you.
Leave one closet empty to store items that need to be left behind or that go with you, not the movers.
Remove and pack pictures and wall hangings.
Dispose of all flammables.
Change Address on bank accounts and driver's license. You can change your address with all of your institutions by visiting ChangeAddress.com.
Unplug stereo and television.
Finish packing personal items.
Clean and air-out stove, refrigerator, and freezer.
Winterize home (if necessary).
Dispose of garbage.
Ensure that all cupboards and closets are empty.
Check setting on thermostat.
Check all water faucets.
Turn off lights (you may want to leave one light on a timer to turn on at night).
Check to see that all doors and windows are locked.
Leave keys for interior doors that have locks.
Give the movers directions to your new home once the truck is loaded and they are ready to leave.