The paperwork was straightforward and simple, and everything's going as planned. Now all that's left is figuring out how to physically move your entire life from your old property into your new home... a task that can sometimes be a little overwhelming. Good Housekeeping put together this easy to follow Moving Checklist to help you stay as organized as possible when you're getting ready to move.
The papers are signed. The plans are underway. Now, it's time to figure out the logistics of how and when you'll move, along with the plan for when you first step foot in your new home.
You're on a research kick — keep it going. Seven weeks out from the big day, lock down the moving company that you'll use and start tracking all relevant expenses.
Put your plan to action by going around your house — closets, basements, and storage areas, especially — and deciding what makes the cut. Once everything is sorted, start packing non-essential items (think: holiday decorations and craft supplies).
Before you start throwing everything in boxes, map out a room-by-room plan. Oh, and give loved ones a head's up that you'll have a new address next month.
It's official: You're moving this month. Ditch the packing tape and boxes this week, and spend your time getting all of your official documents in order.
Now that the basics are out of the way (the bank and post office, especially), sort out your annual subscriptions, valuables, and sentimental items.
Pretend you're going on an extended vacation: Pack your belongings, ditch any perishables, go the bank, and double-check prescriptions.
It's here! It's finally here! Tie any loose ends before moving to your new home sweet home.