30-DAY MOVE-OUT CHECKLIST

Thirty days prior to Moving Day

  • Fill out INTENT TO VACATE and turn in to Wick Mullins.
  • Send new address to Wick Mullins for your Security Deposit refund.
  • Make sure to review your Attachment B move-out list to reduce any security deposit deductions.
  • Schedule disconnection of all utility services at your old home, and connection of them at your new one.
  • Be sure to disconnect the day after you lease and connect the day before you arrive.
  • If you have “last month” deposits with services, such as the telephone company, request your refund.
  • If you are moving yourself, reserve a rental truck.
  • If you are packing yourself, obtain packing materials and start packing items you won’t need until after you arrive at your new house.
  • Arrange for cleaning and repair of furniture, drapes, and carpeting.
  • Arrange for special transportation of your pets and plants if necessary.
  • Check with your insurance company to see how your possessions are covered during transit.
  • Make any travel plans necessary for your move.
  • Check to see if you need any moving permits.
  • Plan your moving sale.
  • Remember to check with local authorities about restrictions.
  • Collect your important records — Gather personal and family records, including medical and dental, veterinary and school records; legal and financial documents; birth certificates, passports and insurance documents.

Three weeks prior to Moving Day

  • Properly dispose of items that cannot be moved, such as flammable liquids.
  • Prepare auto registration for transfer (if moving to another state).
  • If you are moving in or out of an apartment, arrange for use of the elevator.
  • Make child-care arrangements for moving day.
  • Hold your moving sale.

Two weeks prior to Moving Day

  • Schedule a walk-through date with Wick Mullins property management. 
  • Arrange for disposal of anything not sold at your moving sale.
  • Service your car in preparation for the move.
  • If you’re moving from a warm climate to a cold one, check your antifreeze.
  • Return any borrowed items (including library books) and retrieve any loaned items.
  • Cancel newspaper delivery. Notify any creditors of your move.
  • Transfer prescriptions and be sure you have an adequate supply of medications on hand.
  • Assemble a file folder of information to leave for the new owner of your home.
  • Change your address – One week before your move, send change-of-address cards to everyone who will need to contact you.
  • Pick up laundry (laundry tickets are easy to misplace, so ask for your things by name and not just by the receipts you have).
  • Pack a travel kit: Put aside critical items like a checkbook, credit cards, personal phone book, ID, flashlight, keys toiletries, tools, paper plates, cups, towels, travel alarm clock, aspirin, bandages and games for the kids. Also, pack a suitcase with clothing and other personal items.

One day prior to Moving Day

  • Transfer your bank accounts.
  • Take animals to vet for immunization, if necessary.
  • Close and empty your safe-deposit box.
  • Settle any bills with local businesses.
  • Drain power equipment of oil and gas.
  • Drain water hoses.
  • Find new homes for plants that will not be moved.
  • Confirm any travel reservations.
  • Drain your waterbed.
  • Defrost refrigerator and freezer, propping doors open.
  • Let movers pack your belongings (unless it’s a do-it-yourself move).
  • Disconnect and prepare major appliances for move.
  • Set aside anything that will travel in your car so it will not be loaded on the truck.
  • Pack a box of items that will be needed first at the new house.
  • Clearly mark this box “Load Last.”
  • Obtain cash or traveler’s checks for the trip and to pay the movers.
  • Confirm arrival time of your moving van/truck.
  • If moving yourself, dismantle beds and other large furniture.

Moving Day

  • If using a mover, be sure someone is at the old house to answer questions.
  • Note all utility meter readings.
  • Read your bill of lading and inventory carefully before signing.
  • Keep this paperwork in a safe place.
  • Delivery Day – Again, be on hand to answer any questions.
  • Check your belongings carefully and note on the inventory paperwork any damaged items.
  • On an interstate move, be prepared to pay the driver before your possessions are unloaded.
  • Supervise unloading and unpacking.
  • Be prepared to pay your mover with cash, certified check, or traveler’s checks unless other arrangements have been made in advance.

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