Moving Checklist

What do I need to do 6 weeks before I move?

  • Confirm your move with mover and sign the deal
  • Identify prohibited items and make arrangements during the move
  • Prepare to handle your pets during the move 5 weeks before your move
  • Remove and dispose items you don’t want to carry

What do I need to do 4 weeks before I move?

  • Inform people of your new address
  • Notify banks and other financial institutions about your move
  • Round up passports, birth/marriage certificates and other family documentation

What should I do 3 weeks before I move?

  • Separate favorite toys and household articles
  • Make sure your pet’s vaccinations are up to date
  • Arrange for mail to be forwarded 2 weeks before you move
  • Start to dismantle climbing frames/garden furniture
  • Agree upon an insurance value and terms with your mover
  • Make arrangements of connection of services to your new home
  • Return library books
  • Find new place for your plants

What needs to be done 3 days before I move?

  • Defrost the refrigerator/freezer
  • Plan simple meals for moving day to avoid using appliances
  • Separate luggage items you need for personal travel
  • Clean garden tools, bicycles and other gardening equipment
  • Empty the tanks of powered tools such as mowers
  • Check you have enough medication for at least two weeks, and ensure you have copies of any necessary prescriptions for use at destination
  • Collect travelers checks or local currency
  • Arrange for someone to look after the children on moving day

If you have any questions, call the experts in Cape Cod! Liberty Moving & Storage is ready to take your call!