• Also schedule an activation or transfer of these same services to your new address, so that you already have them in place once you move in. THREE WEEKS BEFORE THE BIG MOVE • Bring out the boxes and start packing the items you will not be using in the coming weeks. Label the boxes with the room the items belong to. This will make unpacking systematic. • Make a list of the items that go in each box. You could also take pictures so you’ll know where to find each item. • Decide on whether you’re going to hire a moving company to help you or go it alone. If hiring, now is a good time to finalize the details of your big move. • Enlist the help of family and friends. Let them know when they can come and help you with packing or unpacking. • Update all personal documents that include your address. Notify your employer, banks, and insurance companies of your change in address. TWO WEEKS BEFORE THE BIG MOVE • Clean up every room once you’ve packed all the items in it. • Disassemble furniture that you will not be using in the following days and pack or ready it for moving. • Set aside all items that you will not be needing and schedule a pick-up by the local Salvation Army or any other organization you decide to donate them to. If you are planning on a garage sale, now is the perfect time to do that. • File your leave fromwork for the days that you will be concentrating on the move. • Prepare a suitcase of things that you will need on the day of your big move, like towels, toiletries, and clean clothes.
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