Long Distance Moving Checklist

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Follow this moving checklist and timeline to stay organized for your long distance move.

As soon as you decide you are moving long distance, it is not too early to start thinking about the following details.

  • Lock-in your move date as soon as possible.
  • Schedule your move date and services immediately, so you are assured availability!
  • Ask about our packing and unpacking services.
  • Not taking everything? Arrange to store your items in one of Ferguson’s secure container storage facilities.
  • Prepare a detailed inventory list for moving insurance.
  • Make sure all passports are valid and up to date (if needed).
  • Do you need immigration documents? Start applying now.
  • Arrange for utilities at your new home and set up cancellation of accounts at your current home for the day after moving day.
  • If you are moving cities: notify schools, physicians, dentists, veterinarian, etc.
  • Begin sorting your possessions. Determine items to be moved, sold at yard sale, and/or donated to charity.
  • Get enough cartons and packing materials. Remember Ferguson can supply everything you need. Plus, you can order supplies online.
  • Reserve an elevator in your building for the day of the move (if applicable).
  • Return all borrowed items (like local library books) and check dry cleaners, storage, and repair shops for your items (especially if moving far away.)
  • Consider and arrange a babysitter/pet sitter for your moving day.
  • Arrange for house cleaning to happen after you move out.
  • Back up your computer files before packing your computer systems.
  • Clean out your refrigerator and defrost freezer.
  • Pack a bag for moving day with a change of clothes and anything else you may need to have easy access to.
  • Walk movers through your home indicating special care items.
  • Do a final walk through to check all cupboards, behind doors, all storage areas, and the garage.
  • Label the rooms in your new home, so our movers can place boxes and furniture in the right room at the other end of the move.

This moving checklist is a useful guide for any long distance move, but if you have anymore questions please contact your Ferguson Move Manager.

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