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Countdown to a Successful Move

June 27, 2011 | Moving Guides & Tips

As you read on, you will find a countdown of important tasks to complete, provided by Wheaton World Wide Moving, as you plan for your move. To view the complete list of tasks, visit

4 Weeks:

  • File a change of address form with the Post Office
  • Decide which items can be sold, discarded or donated to charity
  • Notify the local utilities at your origin/destination to have service turned off/on as needed

3 Weeks:

  • Decide which items you will be packing yourself
  • Sketch out a general floor plan of your new home to determine placement of furniture
  • Transfer insurance to cover fire, theft and personal property at your new home

 2 Weeks:

  • Dispose of flammable items such as gasoline, matches, bleach, cleaning fluids and aerosol cans
  • Discontinue regular services like newspaper delivery, trash pick-up and lawn service
  • Finalize your plans for larger items (TV antenna, swing set, trampoline, etc.)

1 Week:

  • Make arrangements to disconnect/connect local phone service at your origin/destination
  • Use up all frozen foods or give them away
  • Drain the fuel from lawnmowers and other gas-powered equipment

1 Day Before:

  • Pack a carton of things you’ll need as soon as you arrive at your new home
  • Defrost, clean and dry your refrigerator

Moving Day:

  • Plan to be at your current home when your driver arrives and throughout the loading of your shipment
  • Make a final tour of your home/property; verify nothing has been overlooked

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