2 Weeks before move

Moving Guide and Tips

Transfer all prescriptions to a drugstore in your new city. Clear all your safety deposits boxes.

Disconnect and disassemble your computer system before your move. Back up all your computer files on a disk. Consider taking all back up files and disks with you in the car or whatever mode of transportation you will be using to get to your new home. Remember, exposure to extreme temperatures can damage your software.

Make final packing decisions. Clean and clear your home including closets, basement and attic.

Dispose of items that represent a hazard and are not allowed to be shipped. Please refer to the ‘items not to pack’ section for more information on what you cannot or should not ship.

Tape and seal all cleaning fluids that are non-toxic and non-flammable in plastic bags.

Drain your lawn mower, snow blower and power tools of all the oil and gasoline to ensure safe transportation.

Schedule appliance disconnection and preparation with a service provider.

If you need to use outside storage call your van line agent about storage options available.

Have your automobile serviced if you plan to travel by car.

Cancel newspapers and other regular deliveries

Clean out gym and school lockers