• 2. Two Weeks Before Moving

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    General Tips 

    • Inform gas, electric, water, cable, local telephone and waste removal services of your move. Sign up for services at your new address

    • Recruit moving-day help

    • Confirm travel reservation

    • Arrange to close or transfer your bank account, if appropriate

    • Pack a bag of personal items you'll need during the move (change of clothes, toiletries, medicine, maps, food, and drinks). Keep it in an easy-to-find place when you pack

    • Keep a medical kit accessible

    • If you have children, pack a bag of games and activities for the trip

    Packing Tips

    Keep the following supplies and accessories on hand:

    • All types of boxes
    • Bubble wrap or other cushioning material
    • Marking pens
    • Tape measure
    • Furniture pads or old blankets
    • Packing tape and scissors
    • Money and credit cards
    • Label each box with the room in the new home to which it should be delivered
    • Number the boxes and keep a list of what is in each box
    • Clearly mark fragile items by using marker pen or fragile sealing tape