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Moving Timetable 8-4 Weeks

Moving Timetable - 6-8 Weeks before your Move and 4-5 weeks before your Move

Moving to a new home is far from being an easy job. It can be, in fact, the most tiring phase of your life. However, if you plan ahead of the move then you won’t have much to dread. So read on to know how to make a timetable for moving on a week by week basis. On the sixth to eighth week before moving, you can plan your time table by organizing your move. Start by figuring out the smallest details of your move.

First, check with the moving company that the day for your moving is fixed and there is no confusion later. Now is the time to finalize the items that you want to take with you to your new home and things that you want to discard. However, consult your family members before you actually throw away anything as any one of them may want to keep something and find a use for it.

Finally, if there are things that neither you nor your family needs or wants, you can decide to do away with those things. You can either give up those things to a charity as a donation, or you can even organize a garage sale. Get in touch with a charity in your area or organize a garage sale on a date which is at least two weeks before the day you move. Announce the garage sale in your neighborhood. You can even ask your neighbors to join you if they have some old things that they want to sell off. So plan a grand neighborhood "sale".

Start gathering and purchasing suitable moving and packing materials that you will need to pack and move if you decide to do your own packing or even part of the packing. You can obtain all these materials from any van line agent or a moving supply company.

All boxes that you buy from a van line agent or a moving supply company are specifically planned and made for the moving industry to prevent any damage to your belongings while they are being transported. Getting packing containers from other sources may create some troubles when packed in the van. These boxes may be oddly sized and maybe too weak to save your things from getting damaged while they are being transported.

Keep in mind the layout of your new home and start planning where you'll keep the furniture. Create a floor plan of your new residence and this will help reduce the constant worry of having to make decisions when your furniture arrives at your new dwelling.

Get familiar with your new neighbors and place. You can request for information from the Chamber of Commerce in your area on schools, community programs, parks and recreation facilities.

Finalize and book all travel and lodging provisions for a smooth journey to your new home. That is book the hotel, flights, car rental, etc. for your family. Keep your plan as easily adjustable as you can so that you can put up with any changes or delays in the timetable.

Keep all receipts for moving related expenditures in one proper moving folder. Some moving related charges that you incur are tax deductible. Get an IRS Change of Address form, Form 8822, by calling (800) 829-1040 or visiting the IRS website at website. You will be able to download and print form 8822 and most other IRS tax forms; e.g., Form 3903 to help minus moving expenses from your taxes.

Confirm and wrap up all real estate and rental requirements. Get in touch with your insurance agent to transfer all your medical, property, fire and auto insurance and update the records with the change in your address. All medical and dental records should be kept properly in one safe place where you can easily find it. Don’t forget to include prescriptions and vaccination records. Take all the essential papers, such as wills, stock certificates, and other precious things of yours such as jewelry, or exclusive items like a coin collection, photos etc.; with you. Pack these priced possessions in a folder or box that you can easily identify and easy locate.

Give back all the stuff that you had borrowed earlier. Inform the schools, both the old one and the new one, and make sure that you transfer all school records and initiate the procedure of taking admission in the new school. 4 to 5 weeks before you move, get in touch with or visit the Post Office in your area to obtain a Change of Address form. You can also get this form online at the postal service website by visiting

Make photocopies of this change of address form or make up your own change of address notice to give to the various service providers like the Electricity Company, Gas Company, credit card companies, insurance companies, banks, doctors and dentists, clubs and associations, newspaper and magazine subscriptions and finally, of course, to your friends, family and neighbors.

Sort out the plan for your move by make up your mind and listing items that you will not like to take with you, items that will be moved by your moving company and items that you will move on your own. Decide whether you want to do your own packing or leave it to experts and a professional company. In case you do most of the packing yourself, you can look for guidance online.

Finally involve your children in all the stages of moving. Give them jobs like doing some packing under guidance or let them plan how they want to do up their new room. Keep a fun attitude yourself and make moving look like a game and see them enjoy it instead of feeling sad.

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