Plan Your Move: 4-5 Weeks Prior to Your Move

As your move date is getting closer there are more issues that require your attention. In this phase, 4-5 weeks prior to your move date, you will start zeroing in on your move needs and start making the following arrangements: Packing If you choose to pack yourself, this is the time to make sure that all packing supplies are ready. That includes boxes, shrink wrap, bubble wrap, etc. Start packing items that you don't use very often or items you know that you won't use until you move. If you are moving with your kids, it is a good idea to get them more involved and allow them to help packing. Be sure to supervise them while they are packing. Changing Your Address This is the time to prepare a list of all of those you want to notify in regards to your new address. Post Office: follow this link to complete a "Change of Address" form ( You can also visit your local post office and obtain that form. Friends and Family: send a letter or email your new address. Utility Companies: such as telephone, trash, water, power, etc. Banks: update your address on all accounts including checking, savings, loans, and credit Credit bureaus: make sure that your credit report stays updated. Equifax: TransUnion: Experian: Insurance Companies: update your new address on all of your policies. Health Care Providers: including your doctors, dentist, pharmacy, etc. Local and Federal Government Agencies: the IRS, DMV. Other authorities, clubs, associations and organizations, including, newspapers and magazine subscriptions, and your church / temple Don't forget to make arrangements with all service providers in the new location as well. Provide all service providers with your arrival date and try to set activation and deactivation dates accordingly. For more information visit Free guides are available