Moving is never easy, but good organization and planning can make a difference.  Here are some tips that will help.

One Month Before Closing

  • When selecting a mover, check out their rating on the Better Business Bureau's website ( and schedule your move.
  • Collect important papers and a list of important phone numbers you made need before everything is moved and unpacked
  • Now's a great time to decide what to keep, what to give away, sell at a yard sale or throw away
  • Begin packing items you won't need for a while
  • Prepare a list of who you will need to notify of your new address
  • Contact new schools and arrange for the transfer of school records

Two Weeks Before Closing

  • Confirm your moving date and time with your moving company
  • Notify current utilities of disconnect/reconnect dates
  • Arrange for cancellation of newspaper deliveries and new subscriptions to your new address
  • Complete change of address at the Post Office (
  • Notify businesses of your change of address (doctors, veterinarian, subscriptions, banks, insurance, etc.)
  • Arrange for someone to take care of your pets on moving day

One Week Before Closing

  • Pack items you will not need until after the move
  • Set aside items you will need on moving day so they aren't packed accidentally
  • Begin cleaning out the refrigerator

Moving Day

  • Gather items you will need to take with you and keep them handy
  • When the movers arrive, show them any items that will need special handling and supervise their placement of boxes and furniture
  • Make sure someone is at your new home to meet the movers