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5-7 Weeks
3-4 Weeks
2 Weeks
1 Week
Moving Day
After Moving: Settling In




5-7 Weeks before move
 
• Check with the movers to ensure your move is scheduled. Check out the Vendor List.
 
• Start planning your new home layout!
 
• Keep all receipts for moving related expenses in a designated moving folder. Don’t
  forget:many moving expenses are tax deductible!
 
• Contact your insurance agent to transfer medical, property, fire and auto insurance.
 
• Plan on taking all important documents, such as wills, stock certificates, and other
  one-of-a-kind items (jewelry, collections, photos etc.) with you.
 
• Get familiar with your new DC neighborhood. 
 
• Don’t forget to return all the things you have borrowed from neighbors, friends and
  family!

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3-4 Weeks before move
 
• Fill out the online Change of Address form
 
• Send out your own change of address notice to give to:
 
1. Friends and family

2. Banks

3. Insurance companies

4. Credit card companies

5. Doctors, dentists and any other service providers

6. Clubs or Associations

7. Magazine and Newspaper subscriptions
 
• Reassess - decide what must go and what can be left behind. Give fellow
  Washingtonian &Miami grad, Omar Solomon, a call.

He owns College Hunks Hauling Junk.
 
• Contact utility providers (e.g. telephone, gas, electric, cable TV and trash collection)
  at new and old locations to make arrangements for connection and disconnection.
 
• If necessary, complete banking arrangements in old and new location and transfer
  any funds to your new bank.
 
Check requirements for new zoning registration

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2 Weeks before move
 
• If you are moving to a condo, coop or apartment, make sure the elevator will be
  available during your move-in
 
• Schedule appliance disconnection and preparation with a service provider.

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1 Week before move
 
• Make sure to separate out which items you'll take with you and which items the
  movers will take. Keep jewelry and important documentation traveling with you!
 
• Make sure you haven't overlooked anything in the house including minor repairs
 
• Disconnect and clean any appliances that will be moving with you and those that
  will remain.
 
• Gather keys, alarm codes, garage door openers and be prepared to hand them over
  to the new owner or real estate agent.
 
• If your old home will be unoccupied for a period of time after you move, notify the
  police.

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Moving Day!
 
• "Work" with the movers and be on hand when the movers arrive. If you are not able
  to be present while the movers are there, designate a friend or family member to help out and make decisions in your absence
 
• Hand over keys, alarm codes and garage door remote controls to the new owner or
  real estate agent.
 
• If you cannot be at your home while the movers are unloading, then be sure to
  authorize a representative in your place to accept delivery and pay the charges for
you. Your representative will be asked to note any change in the condition of your goods noted on the inventory at the time of loading, and to note any missing items
at the time of delivery.
 
• Don’t forget, payment is required upon delivery. Normally this means traveler’s checks,
  money order or cashier’s check.
 
• Verify that all utilities have been disconnected in your old residence and connected in
  your new residence. Have your phone connected a day before move-in day.

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After Moving: Settling In
 
• Contact DC’s Department of Sanitation to find out which day the trash is collected
  and what type of recycling programs are available
 
• Transfer or update insurance policies
 
• Register to vote, if you aren’t already living in the District
 
• Take a neighborhood stroll, meet your neighbors, and get to know your surroundings.
  Most importantly, enjoy yourself!

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