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Don't Get Buried In Your Move
This handy moving checklist will help take some of the stress out of your move. Print out a copy and Let's Get Ready To Move!


Make A List ... Check It Twice

Moving your Ft. Lauderdale home or business is a challenging task. There are so many things to remember! Fortunately for you, we have put together a mover's checklist in an effort to make your Ft. Lauderdale move more organized and less stressful. Print out a copy to keep handy and don't forget to get your free quote from A League of Extraordinary Movers. Now, Let's Get Ready To Move!

8 Weeks Before Your Move

  • Start collecting moving estimates - including a free moving quote from A League of Extraordinary Movers!
  • Budget for your move.
  • Create a file to keep track of quotes, receipts and other important information related to your move.
  • Start researching your new community.

7 Weeks Before Your Move

  • Start compiling medical, dental, shot and prescription records.
  • Ask doctors for referrals in your new city.
  • Arrange to have school records and veterinarian records transferred.
  • Gather copies of legal and financial records.
  • Call your insurance agent to see what changes (if any) need to be made to your policy.
  • Contact health clubs, organizations, and groups to cancel or transfer memberships.

6 Weeks Before Your Move

  • Plan how you will move valuables and difficult to replace items (certified mail, or carry them with you).
  • Begin purging your home. Separate items to keep, donate or discard.
  • Plan a garage sale.
  • Start using items that can't be moved such as frozen foods, bleach, and aerosols.

5 Weeks Before Your Move

  • Call to arrange professional packing services. Or ...
  • Order boxes and moving supplies.
  • Begin packing items you don't use often.
  • Clearly label each box with its contents and the room it is destined for.
  • Pinpoint your move date.
  • File a change of address with the Postal Service, or ask them to hold your mail at the post office in your new city.

4 Weeks Before Your Move

  • Reserve your move online or by calling 1 (954) 566-1270.
  • Notify these utility services of your move (both at your old and new locations):
    • Electric
    • Water
    • Gas
    • Telephone
    • Cell phone
    • Cable/Satellite and internet
    • Sewer
    • Trash Collection
  • Make travel arrangements for your pets.
  • Put copies of pet medical and immunization records in your move file.

2 Weeks Before Your Move

  • Arrange for pre and post move cleanings.
  • Notify these professional services of your move:
    • Accountant
    • Attorney
    • Doctor
    • Dentist
    • Financial Planner
    • Health Insurance Provider
    • Insurance Agent
    • Schools
  • Notify these services/accounts of your move:
    • Auto Finance Company
    • Bank/Credit Union/Finance Companies
    • Credit Card Companies
    • Exterminator
    • Health Club
    • Home care service providers (lawn, exterminator, pool service, etc.)
    • Magazines
    • Monthly memberships (Nexflix, book of the month, etc.)
    • Newspapers
    • Pharmacy
    • Store/Gas Charge Accounts
  • Notify these government offices of your move:
    • City/County Tax Assessor
    • State Vehicle Registration
    • Social Security Administration
    • State/Federal Tax Bureau (IRS)
    • Veterans Administration
  • Confirm travel arrangements for pets and family.
  • Confirm parking for your moving trailer or moving container. Obtain permits if needed.
  • Plan meals for the last weeks to use up your food.
  • Assemble a folder of important info about your house for the next home owner.

1 Week Before Your Move

  • Review your moving plans with your moving consultant. Email or call with questions.
  • Confirm your pre and'or post move cleaning appointment.
  • Print two copies of your bill of lading (BOL) to keep in your move file.
  • Notify friends and family of your new address and phone number.
  • Pack an essentials box to keep with you during the move.
  • Drain gas and oil from lawn equipment, gas grills, heaters, etc.
  • Drain water hoses and waterbeds.
  • Empty and defrost refrigerator at least 24 hours before the move.
  • Designate items to which you will need immediate access to ensure they get loaded last.
  • Designate any items that require special handling.

Moving Day Checklist

  • Be at your residence to meet the movers upon arrival.
  • Point out items designated for special handling.
  • Point out items to be loaded last.
  • If you plan to do your own post move cleaning, place necessary cleaning supplies to the side.
  • Check every room and closet one last time to make sure nothing is left behind.
  • Leave a note with your new address so that future residents can forward stray mail.

Moving In Checklist

  • Inspect your new home, to ensure everything is in order.
  • Pick up any mail being held at the local post office
  • Guide the moving crew in organizing unloaded items in your new home.
  • Inspect all furniture to ensure no incedental damage.

After the Move Checklist

Let's Get Ready To Move! Make The Call: 1 (954) 566-1270