6 Weeks before you move

6 Weeks before you move


Don’t delay! Start planning your move well in advance. Here are some valuable tips and tricks to help you get ready for the big day.


Get Organized: Keep track of expenses, quotes, and other important move-related information. Collect receipts and contracts in a folder, file, or binder. Set a

Budget: Create a budget to cover your moving expenses.

Deduct Moving Expenses: If you are moving due to a change in your job or business location, you may be able to deduct reasonable moving expenses but not any expenses for meals.

Take Pictures: Snap pictures of your home “as is” with all your belongings and your most valuable items before you start packing. Note any damage, scratches, or dings. This way you will have photos for insurance purposes and to help you remember your home.

Stage Your Home: Successful staging can help your home sell quickly and for the best price. Follow these steps to stage your home perfectly.

Get Quotes for Moving Companies: Ask several friends and family for recommendations of moving companies. Note their services, fees, insurance coverage, and dispute settlement program.

Get Pricing for Truck Rentals: Start compiling availability and pricing information from truck rental companies. Check for references and reviews.

Make a List of Items to Sell, Donate, Discard & Return: Walk around your home to determine what items should be sold, donated, discarded or returned.