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Moving Timeline: 1 Week Until Moving Day

Hopefully you created a moving checklist that you have been using to stay organized and on top of everything you need to get done. If so, then once you are at the one-week point in your moving day timeline, you will not have too much left to do. If you haven’t, or if you just are not sure if you have remembered everything, this list will come in handy. Remember, seven days flies by, so do a little every day. You do not want to wait until the day before to tackle these chores or you will be stressed out for your big, exciting day.

  • Confirm appointment with your moving professionals. Even the best movers have scheduling errors from time-to-time.
  • Refill any necessary prescriptions.
  • Unplug fridge and freezer to defrost 24 hours prior.
  • Change address.
  • Confirm utilities installation.
  • Empty locker at gym, country club, etc.
  • Make childcare and/or pet sitting arrangements for moving day.
  • Dismantle furniture and disassemble electronics not already done.
  • Pack an essentials box to get you through the first 24 hours. This is one of the most important tasks on your one-week moving day checklist.
  • Confirm storage facility, if applicable.
  • Go to the bank or ATM to get cash to tip your local movers. NYC is an expensive place to live; these hardworking folks rely on their tips!
  • Verify that you have enough moving insurance.
  • Notify magazines, newspapers, and other subscriptions of your new address.
  • Pick up snacks and bottles of water for the move.
  • Confirm travel arrangements, if making a cross-country move.
  • Decide what you are doing with plants. If you are not taking them you can give them away or donate to a hospital or charitable organization.
  • Clean as much as you can, so you do not have a lot to come back and do.
  • If you can get the keys to your new place early, go in and thoroughly clean. This way when the movers leave, you can start unpacking right away.
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