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21 to 14 days before you move

* Get rid of anything you are not bringing with you
* Find out where to dispose of house old chemicals like old paint
* Make a list of everything you are bringing to your new home
* Find out the replacement value of all belongings for insurance purposes
* Fill out a change of address form, and notify friends, family and other of your new address
* Fill out an IRS change of address form
* Get copies of your medical and dental records
* Get copies of veterinary records if necessary
* If your are moving out of state, find out about auto licensing and the  insurance
* If you’re moving in State, find out where and how to change your address on your drivers license
* Notify your kids school and have their records transfer to their new schools
* Return any cable equipment
* Make hotel and airline reservations if you need them

14 to 8 days before you move

* Returned library books or any borrowed  items
* Collected all the item we may have loaned out
* Make arrangements to disconnect gas, electric and other utilities
* Arrange to have major appliances prepare for the move

7 to 2 days before you move

* Get rid of all flammables
* Figure out what you are bringing with you, like TV antenna or shelves
* Pack a suitcase with the cloths and toiletries you’ll need the first few days in your new home
 * Pack special box with other essentials you’ll need for the first few days (make sure that you mark this box “do Not move”)

The day before moving day

* Take down curtains, curtain rods
* Empty defrost and clean your refrigerator, make sure it has at least 24 hours of air dry
* Clean and air your stove
* Plan your breakfast, paper plates service is fine, eating something on  the road is better
* Pack your personal belongings except your alarm clock
* Go to sleep early, you’ll be glad the next day

Moving Day

* Collect all keys to locking items, put them in a safe place
* Strip the beds, but leave them intact, we”ll dismantle them
* Make sure you’re at home when the San Jose Mover arrive, so you can sign a  “bill of lading”
* Make sure everything has been readied for the move
* Keep your sign of “bill of lading” in easily accessible place
* Make sure the drive has the correct deliver address and phone number
* Confirm the expected delivery time with the driver
* Before you leave, do a final walk through of every room, check all    closets and cabinets