MINO Moving Company wants to help you start
preparing early for your move with our moving
checklist. Itís really never too soon to begin
planning for a move, and veteran movers have
found that a comprehensive moving timeline
and checklist is the best strategy to ensure
a smooth relocation. Our moving checklist
and timeline is also a great way to involve
the entire family in the move and to spread
some of the responsibilities to each person,
including your children.
Timeline for Moving: Eight Weeks Before Move
Contact MINO Moving Company to make arrangements for moving day.
Remove items from your attic, basement, storage shed, etc.
Start to use up things you canít move, such as frozen foods and cleaning supplies.
Contact the chamber of commerce or visitorís and tourism bureaus in your new community for information on your new city.
Timeline for Moving: Six Weeks Before Move
If youíre moving at an employerís request, verify what expenses and responsibilities are theirs and which are yours.
Contact the IRS and/or your accountant for information on what moving expenses may be tax-deductible.
Begin to inventory and evaluate your possessions. What can be sold or donated to a charitable organization? What havenít you
used within the last year?
Make a list of everyone you need to notify about your move: friends, professionals, creditors, subscriptions, etc.
Obtain a mail subscription to the local paper in your new community to familiarize yourself with local government, community and
social news and activities.
Locate all motor vehicle registration and licensing documents.
If some of your goods are to be stored, make the necessary arrangements now. (Your relocation consultant should be able to help.)
Contact schools, doctors, dentists, lawyers and accountants and obtain copies of your personal records. Ask for referrals where
Timeline for Moving: Four Weeks Before Move
Submit a Change of Address form to the post office.
Arrange special transportation for your pets and plants.
Contact utility and related companies (gas, electric, oil, water, telephone, cable TV and trash collection) for service
disconnect/connect at your old and new addresses. However, remember to keep phone and utilities connected at your current
home throughout moving day.
Contact insurance companies (auto, homeownerís or renterís, medical and life) to arrange for coverage in your new home.
If youíre packing yourself, purchase moving boxes from your local Uhaul. Pack items that you wonít need in the next month.
Plan a garage sale to sell unneeded items or arrange to donate them to charity.
Timeline for Moving: Three Weeks Before Move
Make travel arrangements and reservations for your moving trip. However, donít make plane reservations for the same day that
youíre moving out. House closings are often delayed, and other unexpected situations often arise.
Collect important papers (insurance, will, deeds, stock, etc.).
Arrange to close accounts at your local bank and open accounts in your new location.
Timeline for Moving: Two Weeks Before Move
Have your car checked and serviced for the trip. Also, make sure that your automobile is prepared (filled with the necessary
antifreeze/coolant, for example) for the type of weather conditions youíll be traveling in.
If youíre moving out of or into a building with elevators, contact the building management to schedule use of the elevators.
Contact your MINO Moving Company relocation consultant to review and confirm all arrangements for your move. You can reach
the logistics/scheduling department at (323) 474-9127.
Timeline for Moving: One Week Before Move
Settle any outstanding bills with local merchants.
Donít forget to withdraw the contents of your safety deposit box, pick up any dry cleaning, return library books and rented
Take pets to the veterinarian for any needed immunizations. Get copies of petsí veterinary records.
Drain gas and oil from power equipment (lawn mowers, snow blowers, etc.).
Give away plants not being moved.
Prepare specific directions to your new home for your moving company. (Include your itinerary, emergency numbers, etc.)
Timeline for Moving: Two to Three Days Before the Move
Defrost your freezer and refrigerator. Block doors open so they canít accidentally close on pets or children.
Have your major appliances disconnected and prepared for the move.
Pack a box of personal items that will be needed immediately at your new home. Have this box loaded last or carry it with you in
Organize and set aside those things that youíre taking with you so that they donít get loaded on the van in error.
Contact your relocation consultant to confirm arrival time of the moving truck, as well as to notify them of any last minute details.
Timeline for Moving: Moving day
Make sure that someone is at home to answer the moving foremanís questions.
Record all utility meter readings (gas, electric, water).
Read your bill of lading and inventory carefully before you sign them. Keep these ó and all related papers ó in a safe location until
all charges have been paid and all claims, if any, have been settled.
Youíll feel a sense of accomplishment as items are checked off of your moving checklist. Moreover, as the weeks roll by, your
moving timeline will help ensure that nothing has been overlooked or omitted from your planning, and that alone will go a long way
toward relieving some of your anxiety.
MINO Moving Company wants to help you start preparing early for your move with our moving checklist. Itís really never too soon to begin planning for a move, and veteran movers have found that a comprehensive moving timeline and checklist is the best strategy to ensure a smooth relocation. Our moving checklist and timeline is also a great way to involve the entire family in the move and to spread some of the responsibilities to each person, including your children.