FOUR WEEKS BEFORE YOUR MOVE
____Use it up – Consume or use things that you don’t want to move, like frozen or perishable foods and cleaning supplies.
____Separate items that will be coming with you – Start gathering up items that you’ll be taking with you such as jewelry, currency, gems and other small valuables.
____Schedule your days off – Notify your employer or free up your calendar for the scheduled packing and moving days.
ONE WEEK BEFORE
____Pack personal suitcases – Make sure everyone in your household has sufficient clothes to last throughout the renovation process.
____Manage automated deliveries – Notify companies like mail order pharmacies, Amazon, etc. if you subscribe to any automated shipments as there will be no one home to sign for your packages.
TWO DAYS BEFORE PACKING DAY
____Defrost the freezer – Make sure to empty, clean and defrost your refrigerator at least 24 hours before moving day. Pack up any perishables in coolers to take with you.
____Gather medicines and personal care items – Separate your medicines and personal care items from your cabinets that you will be taking along with you. Place these items in a box or a backpack so that they are not taken to storage.
COMMONLY FORGOTTEN ITEMS – Be sure to set these items aside so you can take them with you:
__Laptops/tablets/phones and their chargers
__Secret items – items that you’ve hidden in your home for safe-keeping
__Important documents – bills to be paid, prescriptions, health/veterinarian records, etc