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Move Plan

Planning a move is one of the most stressful times in a person’s life. In order to make your move go as smoothly as possible, Lindsay Group, Inc. has provided the following information to help you plan your move. With so much on your mind, it is impossible to remember everything you need to finish before your move. The Moving Checklist will allow you to create a custom time line to cope with all of the details of relocating.


Lindsay Group suggests adding these points to the top of your moving preparation list:


On delivery day you may want a working phone before your goods are delivered and unpacked. Be sure to have a phone with you which can be installed immediately upon your arrival – and of course, you will need to establish a new number and service with your new local phone company.


Obtaining copies of your medical records, including your dentist, veterinarian and vaccine/immunization information can often be overlooked. In some cases, a notarized letter is required to receive the official documentation; you may need to contact the American Medical Records Association to determine your new state’s procedure.


Your child’s permanent school record cannot follow him or her through life if it’s left behind. In addition, school records are usually required when registering your child at their new school. Often, copies will not be sufficient, and records with a raised seal will be necessary.


Pack phone books from your old town. You may think you’ll remember the numbers you frequently call now, but more likely, you’ll spend a small fortune on directory assistance charges to contact old friends or tie up loose ends.


In the flurry of preparing for the move, you may often forget your forwarding address — important information when forwarding periodicals and credit card bills, as well as keeping in touch with old friends. Always keep your new address handy in your wallet or purse.


Although your focus will be on your new home or apartment, you can’t forget about preparing the old residence for your exit. Remember to leave out cleaning supplies for the final “once-over” before closing the door for good, or make arrangements in advance for a service to clean it for you.


Many people often forget to take the electric garage door opener out of their car before leaving. Remember to leave the opener for the new tenants or owners.


In most cases, moving companies cannot transport animals or plants. Remember to make arrangements for their transfer, as well. The U.S. Post office has provided information to help you arrange moving your pets. Click here to visit the post office.


Many people forget to retrieve important documents from their safe deposit box. It is also wise to establish a checking account in your new town about a month prior to your move so that you have immediate access to your account.


The collection of spare house keys can often be forgotten. Whether it means getting them from neighbors who kept them, or retrieving them from under the rock next to the front door, don’t forget to gather all sets before you depart.

Trip Kit Checklist

  • First aid kit
  • Canned goods
  • Can opener
  • Cooking utensils
  • Special items for children
  • Travel alarm clocks
  • Sufficient cash
  • Credit cards
  • Flashlight (check batteries)
  • Keys to both the old and new houses
  • Checkbook
  • Identification cards
  • Fuses
  • Screwdriver
  • Paper plates
  • Plastic silverware
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Styrofoam cups
  • Towels
  • Wash cloths
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Hammer
  • Light bulbs
  • Pliers
  • Wrench