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Moving Checklist How to Prepare for Moving Day

Mid-West Moving & Storage

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12 weeks before you move, have you …

  • Chosen your mover and signed the acceptance note?
  • Sorted through basement, loft and garage?
  • Resolved what to do with prohibited items?
  • Made proper provision for pets?
  • Decided whether or not you are taking your car?

10 weeks before your move, have you ….

  • Disposed of the things you don’t want to take?

8 weeks before you move, have you …

  • Started to prepare your mailing list of people who need your change of address?
  • Notified banks, savings accounts, credit card companies, magazine subscriptions, hire purchase and rental companies?
  • Started to round up passports, birth/marriage certificates and other family documentation?
  • Applied for any necessary visas?
  • Checked that electrical goods will work in your new home?

6 weeks before you move, have you …

  • Separated favorite toys?
  • Made sure your pet’s vaccinations are up to date?
  • Arranged for mail to be forwarded?
  • Decided whether or not to buy any new household goods – check tax refunds.

4 weeks before you move, have you …

  • Decided which clothes travel with you?
  • Started to dismantle climbing frames/garden furniture?
  • Agreed an insurance value and terms with your mover?
  • Made arrangements of connection of services at your new home?
  • Returning library books.
  • Canceled mail, newspapers, subscriptions.
  • Found new homes for your plants.

7 days before your move, have you …

  • Defrosted the refrigerator/freezer
  • Planned simple meals for moving day to avoid using appliances.
  • Separated luggage items you need for personal travel.
  • Cleaned garden tools, bicycles and any other gardening equipment.
  • Emptied the tanks of powered tools such as mowers.
  • Checked you have enough medication for at least two weeks, and ensure you have copies of any necessary prescriptions for use at destination.
  • Collected travelers checks or local currency.
  • Arranged for someone to look after the children on moving day.

Moving day.

  • Relax

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"I had a great experience with Midwest. The movers arrived early, set up my entire home with protective pads and flooring, effectively moved all of my home items, and cleaned up afterward. I have actually used them twice. I had different employees each time, but both crews of men were equally prompt, professional, and efficient. I would highly recommend Midwest."
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"Midwest Moving worked with me and my grandmother to move her entire house across the country. Very professional and efficient. My family has a history of moving with Midwest and each time they have taken care of our belongings until we settled in. 5 stars and heavily recommended for moving across the Midwestern region."