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We want your move to be as easy on you as possible. With that in mind, we have created this section of our website to help you out with the troubling task of moving. You can use the Moving Check List to keep on top of all the tasks you have at hand, and refer to the Packing Tips at right to make sure your possessions are packed safely for transit. You can download and print out the lists as well for your convenience.

Moving Check List

Download printable checklist

4 Weeks Before Moving

  • Call Wilson Moving and book a moving date
  • Notify Post Office of change of address
  • Mail change of address cards
  • Call about changing home insurance policies
  • Notify schools of change of address
  • Ask for transfers of medical/dental records
  • Get copies of renewable prescriptions
  • Notify banks of change of address
  • List questions about your move and call Wilson Moving Company at (207) 332-8000
  • Begin to use up frozen foods

2 Weeks Before Moving

  • Arrange to disconnect utilities
  • Arrange to connect utilities at new home
  • Hold a garage sale to get rid of unwanted items
  • Collect dry-cleaning and items sent out for repair
  • Arrange for transportation and care of pets
  • Start packing and labeling boxes

1 Week Before Moving

  • Call to discontinue newspaper delivery
  • Arrange for sitter on moving day
  • Return borrowed library books and videos
  • Take down curtain rods and shelves
  • Drain water from hoses
  • Plan to carry valuable documents/jewelry in your car

1 Day Before Moving

  • Set aside items to be packed in your car
  • Empty refrigerator and freezer
  • Clean refrigerator and oven
  • Finish packing personal items
  • Confirm new address and moving time with movers
  • Advise movers where you can be reached on moving day
  • Set aside items you will need upon arrival at new home
  • Verify that utilities have been connected at new home

Moving Day

  • Be sure someone is present to answer movers’ questions
  • Have your vacuum ready for those hard to reach places
  • Make a final inspection of the house before leaving
  • Check all rooms, closets, cupboards and drawers
  • Turn off all lights and lock up
  • Provide driver with accurate directions to new home
  • Sign and save copies of bills of lading
  • Transfer keys to real estate agent or landlord

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