Eight Weeks Before You Move
____ Chosen your portable storage provider and order your container(s).
____ Sorted through basement, loft, and garage.
____ Resolved what to do with prohibited items.
____ Made proper provision for pets.
____ Disposed of the things you don’t want to move or store.
____ Started to prepare your mailing list of people who need your change of address.
____ Notified banks, saving accounts, credit card companies, and magazine subscriptions.
____ Started to round up passports, birth/marriage certificates, and other family documentation.
____ Applied for any necessary visas.
____ Checked that electrical goods will work in your new home.
Six Weeks Before You Move
____ Separated favorite toys.
____ Made sure your pet’s vaccinations are up-to-date.
____ Arranged for mail to be forwarded.
____ Decided whether or not to buy any new household goods, check tax refunds.
Four Weeks Before You Move
____ Decided which clothes travel with you.
____ Started to dismantle climbing frames/garden furniture.
____ Agreed to an insurance value and terms with your portable storage provider.
____ Made arrangements of connection of services at your new home.
____ Returned library books.
____ Canceled milk, newspapers, subscriptions.
____ Found new homes for your plants.
Seven Days Before You Move
____ Defrosted the refrigerator/freezer.
____ Planned simple meals for moving day to avoid using appliances.
____ Separated luggage items you need for personal travel.
____ Cleaned garden tools, bicycles, and any other gardening equipment.
____ Emptied the tanks of powered tools such as mowers and trimmers.
____ Checked that you have enough medication for at least two weeks.
____ Collected traveler’s checks or local currency.
____ Arranged for someone to look after the children on moving day.
____ Load all your items into your portable storage container(s).