Moving Checklist


Inform the following organization & Individuals about your travel plans.

Banks
Property lease
Schools
Post Offices
Lawyers & Solicitors
Tax Department
Credit & Charge Cards
Club Membership
Life Insurance
Automobiles Insurance
Hire Purchase Company
Stocks and Shares
Relatives and Friends
Embassies
     

Verify the following

Travel Tickets
Arrange Accommodation
Insurance policy
Birth certificate & Marriage certificate
Medical Records & Medicines
Bank Records
School Records
Identity card
Automobile documents
Valuables / Jewellery

Discontinue the following Services

Telephone
Electricity
Water
Gas
Dry cleaning
Video Rental
Cable Operator
Grocer
Magazine & Newspaper
Subscription
Library

Things to do before you leave

1 Month before you move

Call moving companies, arrange for survey of your goods and get estimates.
Segregate items to be moved / stored / disposed / donated.
Create a "move file" to keep track of estimates, receipts and other important information.
Make a list of important person / organizations to be notified about change of address.
Collect all the items you may have loaned out.
Collect Refunds & Deposits.
Decide if you will keep your plants or give them away.
Back up your personal computer.

2 Weeks before you move

Select Mover and confirm all arrangements for moving.
Utilize all cleaning supplies & perishable foods.
Confirm your hotel accommodation.

The day before you move

Keep all your important documents, keys & goods in a safe place to avoid them being packed with your shipment.
Pack your personal clothes, shoes, toiletries and prepare for travel
Empty, defrost and clean your refrigerator. Make sure it has at least 24 hours to air dry.
If you're moving out of a building with elevators, arrange with management for use of elevators.
If you're moving out of a building with security, arrange with management for gate pass.
Clean and air your stove.
Give instructions to Drivers, Maids etc. if any.

The moving day

Make sure everything is ready for the move.
Show all your goods to the supervisor and inform what needs to be packed first and what needs to be packed last.
After packing, check all rooms, cupboards, garage etc to make sure that all items have been packed.
Inform packers if you have purchased or received any new items or decided to take any additional items not mentioned during the pre move-survey.
Sign and retain a copy of the inventory
Check meter readings of electrical / water connections
Lock & hand over house keys to those concerned.
Leave your forwarding address and phone number for your home's new occupants.

Things to do before goods arrive

On arrival at new destination & prior to goods delivery

Contact moving company’s local office to notify your arrival and confirm your date for delivery, address for delivery and contact numbers.
Complete the Cleaning of new premises before moving crew come for delivery.
Give some thought to the actual placement of furniture or heavy items.
Label rooms for easy placement of individual boxes and furniture.

The day goods arrive

Keep copy of Inventory and direct them to the respective rooms and ensure all items are received.
Once all the goods are received & counted, let the movers unpack your cartons and remove the debris at the end of the day. Generally, it is best to unpack in 1 or 2 rooms at a time.
Let the movers know if you want to unpack certain boxes on your own.
Look for any visible signs of damage and note them on the delivery report. File a claim with photographs of the damages as soon as possible and notify your mover.