Moving Checklist

Relocating to the Cypress area?  Let Gordon Ford Properties help you! We’ll gladly assist you with your relocation needs.

8 Weeks Before:

  • Call moving companies for estimates
  • Remove and dispose of unnecessary possessionsmoving_checklist-600x312- 2
  • Start compiling an inventory of your possessions
  • Get a floor plan (with room dimensions) of your new home and decide which furnishings you want to keep and where
  • Start a file of moving-related papers and receipts
  • Locate schools, healthcare professionals and hospitals in your new location
  • Arrange to transfer your children’s school records and family medical records

6 Weeks Before:

  • Secure off-site storage, if needed
  • Choose a mover and sign contract
  • Contact your homeowner’s insurance agent about coverage for moving and secure more coverage, if necessary
  • Contact insurance companies (auto, medical, life, etc.) to advise them of your impending move and determine if there are any rate adjustments to be made to insure continued coverage

4 Weeks Before:

  • Secure all important papers such as vehicle registrations and titles, medical, dental and school records, birth certificates, wills, deeds, stock certificates and other financial documents so that you can carry them with you during the move.
  • Notify the following of your change of address: Post Office, banks, credit card companies, relatives and friends, insurance agents, lawyers, tax/financial advisors, and any magazines you subscribe to
  • Notify utility companies of date to discontinue/transfer service and/or establish service at your new home. Also, arrange for final readings and bills, including refunds on prepaid services (electric, heating oil, internet service, natural gas, telephone, cable, trash collection, water, etc.)
  • Notify your state’s department of motor vehicles of your new address
  • If moving from an apartment, arrange for refund of your security deposit
  • Discontinue additional home services (housekeeper, gardener/lawn services, and pool cleaner, etc.)

3 Weeks Before:

  • Make travel plans, if necessary
  • Make arrangements with condo or homeowner’s association to reserve elevator usage time if moving into or out of a high-rise building
  • Arrange to close existing bank accounts and open new accounts in new area, if necessary
  • Arrange for child care on moving day, if required

2 Weeks Before:

  • Arrange special transport for your pets and plants
  • Contact your moving company and review arrangements for your move

1 Week Before:

  • Pack moving essentials such as important documents, travel clothing, personal items, and prescription medications

2-3 Days Before:

  • Confirm all final arrangements with your mover and other service providers