Getting ready to move

Take advantage of the Atlantic Home Loans moving checklist and make your life just a bit easier

It's time to make moves

“Change is a great and horrible thing, and people love it or hate it at the same time. Without change, however, you just don’t move.” -Marc Jacobs

Four weeks prior to move

  • Invite family and friends to help you with the move.
  • Have a garage sale.
  • Donate un-needed furniture to charity.
  • Contact insurance company to transfer policies (life, auto, homeowners).
  • Contact doctors, dentists and other care providers for copies of medical records.
  • Contact schools for copies of student records.

Three weeks prior to move

  • Review tax deductions on moving expenses.
  • Arrange cut-off date for utility companies (telephone, gas, electricity, water, garbage, cable television).
  • Request change of address kit from post office.
  • Check out voter registration information for the new area.

Two weeks prior to move

  • Transfer stocks, bonds, bank accounts and contents of safe deposit boxes.
  • Prepare a list of clothing and essentials that will not be packed with household goods.
  • Confirm what time family and friends should be available to help.

One week prior to move

  • Find or purchase boxes for the move.
  • Label all sides of boxes for easy reference later (when they are all stacked together).
  • Label items you will need to access easily and place them in a separate room or closet.
  • Clean out your refrigerator and let it air out at least 24 hours before moving.
  • Drain outdoor equipment: Water hoses, propane tank from BBQ grill, gas and oil from lawnmowers.
  • Schedule with utility companies to have utilities turned on at your new home.
  • Get snacks and water for family and friends to munch on during the move. Everyone will stay energized—and hydrated!