Contact a moving company, giving detail such as dates, time, distance/location and the room count of the house your moving out of and moving in to. Get an estimate on the moving costs, inquire if they pack and are the boxes and tape included, costs can vary, depending on the weight, size of items and any extra services such as difficulties getting items in and out of a house(like a piano). Ask if they are insured for the handling of the items, in case of accident or theft. Sometimes movers rely on your homeowners insurance to cover the mistakes.
If you decide that you are going to pack yourself compare the cost, sometimes movers can get the boxes cheaper, ask if they can order them for you.
Establish a bank account in your new city and arrange for a transfer date, also don’t for get and personal items such as your safety deposit box, storage, country clubs and associations. Check insurance policies about your moving coverage and make sure your currently covered in your new home for fire, theft, and other personal property insurance at your new home.
Don’t forget to check with family and friends on items you may have lent out and don’t forget to return what you borrowed, it sure saves on packaging and stamps. Remember your dry cleaning, items sent out for repair and
Obtain your history information on doctors/dentists and prescriptions, when moving to a new state it may be difficult to get an appointment, so get all physicals and checkups done prior to moving and don’t forget the pets, they’ll need their records and have all their exams updated. Be sure to ask your doctors for any referrals or recommendations to doctors in your new area.
Get copies of local tax information, you may still need to file taxes from where your moving. Keep all documents of the move, these will be needed for proof of your moving expenses when filing your taxes. If your a student or have one, don’t for get your school records and transcripts.
Prepare a list of friends, relatives, business firms, and others who need to be notified of your move.
This is a good time to start spending time with friends and family, think about entertaining at the house and start getting ride of food supplies especially canned goods, frozen foods and other household items. Buy only what you will need until you move.
Contact your local post office to get all paper work needed to forward your mail. If you don’t have your forwarding address, ask the post office to hold your mail. Don’t forget to contact any magazine subscriptions and notify them of your new address they will only forward magazines for 60 days.
If you’re moving far don’t forget to get your car serviced and to obtain all records on your car.
Clearly mark all boxes, especially the box that contains things you will need upon arrival, such as: cleaning supplies, paper towels, light bulbs, hammer, trash bags, soap, toilet paper, first aid kit, towels and shower items and most important a pad of paper and pen for all those new items you’ll be needing to purchase.