Moving Guide: 3 Weeks Before Moving

  • Notify your moving company if there are any changes in your moving dates. If you will need any additional accessorial services such as piano moving, packing or storage you should ask the moving company for pricing information. Also inform the movers if you add or subtract items from your planned shipment.

  • Decide how much packing you will handle yourself. You should inform the moving company of any items that you decided for him/her to pack.

  • Whether you move your car with the movers or an auto transport company, you should make your final reservation for a car pick up at this time.

  • Consider giving your plants to friends or a charity if you are moving from one state to another. Some state laws prohibit the moving of house plants.

  • Make moving arrangements for your pets. Take your pets to your veterinarian to ensure proper up to date health certificates and rabies inoculations. Some states will require these documents.

  • You will need to carry all valuable items with you. If you have any valuables around the house, be sure to collect them before leaving.

  • Return any borrowed items such as library books. Also collect all items that are being repaired stored or cleaned (clothing, furs, shoes etc.).

  • If you are moving to a building with an elevator make sure the elevator will be available on your intended moving day and time of arrival at your destination.