Local 617 500 1818

Moving House Checklist

  • Discard, sell, or give away all unwanted items.
  • Notify Post Office for redirection of mail and send out change of address notices.
  • Obtain medical and dental records.
  • Ensure birth and marriage records are complete.
  • Get school records.
  • Notify insurance company and cancel or transfer policies (life house, car).
  • Notify bank and credit card companies and arrange transfer or closure of accounts.
  • Advise electoral office, I.R.D., local municipal authority, government departments (if any family allowances are paid), solicitor, church, local clubs.
  • Cancel or transfer subscriptions for publications.
  • If moving overseas, ensure passports, visas, travel bookings and accommodation are finalised.

 

  • Confirm actual packing and moving dates with Jumbo moving And Storage.
  • Arrange for cancellation of gas, electricity and phone services.
  • Return things borrowed, collect those loaned.
  • Dispose of all paints and flammables (we cannot move or store such items.)
  • Cancel all delivery services (newspapers, magazine subscriptions).
  • Clean out medicine cabinet and dispose of unwanted drugs etc.
  • Empty fuel from mowers etc.
  • Remove food from fridge and defrost (at least 24 hours before moving).
  • Collect any laundry or drycleaning.
  • Arrange for simple breakfast on moving day - use disposable utensils.
  • Ensure all travel documents etc. are set aside for taking with you (don't forget books and games for the children).
  • If moving within Massachusetts, water all your pot plants well, 2 to 3 days before moving.
  • Disconnect electrical appliances.
  • Remove all pictures, mirrors, curtains, lightshades.

 

  • Be on hand or have an authorised person there to answer questions and to have a last look around to ensure nothing has been overlooked.
  • Sign inventory with packer and retain your copy in a safe place.
  • Make sure all travel and other important documents are set aside to avoid any possibility of these items being packed.
  • Unplug phone if owned.