Transferring medical records can sometimes be an arduous task, so get in contact with your doctor to see what that will entail. Your medical providers will also be able to provide recommendations for packing medications and possibly also for providers in the area you’re moving to.
A Week Before Your Move
If you’ve made a checklist and are following it, you will have already sorted and packed most of what you need to take with you. The next few things can be put off until the last week before you move.
1. Sort and Pack Your Prescribed Medication
Medication is one of those essentials that’s easy to forget during the frenzied activity of the last day. Pack medications somewhere accessible because you’re still going to need them in the next few days.
2. Schedule a Charity Pickup
Schedule a time with your favorite charity to come by and pick up your donations. Clothes, furniture, books, kitchenware, and anything else that is still in good condition are good candidates. This will lighten your load, save you some time, and make you feel good.
3. Forward Your Mail
Arrange for all your mail to be sent to your new address. Speak to someone at the companies that you deal with, such as your insurance company and any other billers, about your change of address.
On the Day of the Move
1. Pack Your Moving Day Suitcase
Pack your suitcase with all the essentials you’ll need for the first few days in your new home. A few outfits, comfy shoes and socks, PJs, fresh towels, bedsheets, cutlery and dishes, a first-aid kit, a night light, and a flashlight are good to have on hand. This will help you get bearings and feel more comfortable with your new surroundings before needing to unpack.
2. Verify Your Movers
Make sure these are the people you hired when they arrive. Look at the name of the company and the logo on their uniforms and trucks.
3. Go on a Walkthrough
Take your real estate agent around the house and let them verify that the house is in good condition and that there is no damage.