Aetna Moving & Storage, Inc.
2173 South AETNA Lane
West Milwaukee, WI 53215
(phone) 414-645-9300
(fax) 414-645-2065
Toll Free 1-888-284-5285
"Professional, Reliable & Hassle Free ~ The Way Moving Should Be"
Since 1935
 

Checklists

Use these Two Checklists provided by the USPS to make your Move Smooth and Easy.

Moving Notification Checklist

Don't forget to notify your friends, family, and business contacts. Print out this form and use it as a
reminder.

Don't forget to notify businesses of your move. Print this list to help keep track of who you have
contacted and when.

Item

Date Notified

Date Effective
Post Office    
Department of Motor Vehicles/Driver's License    
Employer    
Voter Registration    
Magazines/Subscriptions (allow 6 weeks to change)    
Credit Cards/Charge Accounts    
Insurance Company    
Investments    
Stockbroker    
College Bursar's Office    
Finance Companies/Car Loan    
Banks/Credit Unions/Loan Companies    
Airline Frequent Flier Cards    
Charity/Non-profit Organizations    
Unions    
Alumni Associations    
Doctors/Dentists/Other Medical Professionals    
Attorney/Accountant    
Veterinarian    
Church Clubs/Organizations    
Schools    
Tax Assessors    
Social Security Administrator    
Department of Veterans Affairs    
Draft Boards    
Pharmacist    
Department Stores    
Emergency Road Service    
Delivery Companies (such as bottled water)    
Others:    
     
     
     

Follow this checklist and timeline to help make your move as smooth as possible.

Check the box beside each task when completed

Two Months Before Move Out Day

Make appointments to see your dentist, doctor, and other medical professionals so you don't have to make
these visits immediately after the move.

 For more information, see Change your address with USPS

Learn more about your new neighborhood. For more information, see Community Statistics

Make arrangements for moving help.

Check the box beside each task when completed

Five to Six weeks Before Move Out Day

Dispose of items that cannot be moved, such as flammable liquids. Toxic or environmentally-damaging items
such as motor oil, paint, solvents, antifreeze, and gas in a grill may pose problems. Call your local Department of
Public Works for suggestions.
If you plan to move flammable/hazardous material, you must get permission from the Federal Highway
Administration (toll-free, 1-800-688-9889).

Check to see if you need any moving permits.

Make any travel plans necessary for your move, including finding maps and directions to your new home. 
For more information, see Maps & Directions

Arrange for special transportation of your pets. For more information, see Moving with Pets

Start using foods (in your cupboards, refrigerator, and freezer) and cleaning supplies that cannot be moved.
Donate nonperishable items to a local food bank.

Begin a running list of items you will need to replace when you relocate. This will save repeated trips to the
store while you are getting settled.

Start gathering unneeded items to donate, recycle, or throw away. Hold a moving/garage sale.

Use up any local free passes or major coupons.

Inform doctors, dentists and other medical professionals of your move and have your mammograms and
medical records forwarded.

If you'll be moving items of extraordinary value, look to see if you have sales slips for them. Have antiques,
pieces of art, jewelry, collectibles, musical instruments and other valuables appraised. Take photos and/or
videos of the items.
 

Check the box beside each task when completed

Three to Four Weeks Before Move Out Day

Apply for new memberships at clubs and other organizations in your new neighborhood to get a jump on
waiting lists.

Empty a room, the garage, or a large closet to store packed items.

Arrange special transportation for plants, and any fragile or valuable items.

Connect utilities for service at your new home. Be sure to disconnect the day after you leave and connect the
day before you arrive. For more information, see Connect your utilities

Get a copy of the IRS publication relevant to moving. Obtain an IRS Moving Expense form from the library,
Post Office, or IRS office. This will be easier to fill out now (versus waiting until next tax season).

Stock up on boxes, packing material, etc. for your move.

Check with your insurance company to find out how your possessions are covered during transit.

Hold your moving/garage sale.

Check the box beside each task when completed

Two Weeks Before Move Out Day

Return any borrowed items (such as library books) and retrieve any loaned items.

Transfer prescriptions and be sure you have an adequate supply of medications on hand.

Find local satellite providers and sign-up for service. For more information, see Cable / Satellite TV

Coordinate donation/disposal of anything not sold at your moving/garage sale. Call local charities for
pick-up, making sure you get a donation receipt for taxes. Books will normally be accepted at the local library.

Make sure your car is ready to go on moving day by having it serviced now.

Check the box beside each task when completed

One Week Before Move Out Day

Clean lawn mower and gardening tools & drain gas and oil from power equipment (such as lawn mower,
snowblower, power tools, etc.). Disconnect any spark plugs.

Confirm any travel reservations (rental cars, airfare, motels, etc.).

Start packing! Begin with jewelry and other valuables. As you pack, begin to take inventory of your
belongings.

Check and close your safe-deposit box at the bank.

Check the box beside each task when completed

Two to Three Days Before Move Out Day

Do a thorough cleaning, including emptying and cleaning trash cans and other household waste baskets.
 Collect the cleaning supplies you will need to clean the house or apartment after the boxes and furniture have
been moved.

Obtain cash or travelers checks for the trip if necessary. Make sure you have cash to tip professional movers
if applicable.

Take down any remaining curtains, blinds, shelves, and other removable items that you are taking to your
 new home.

If applicable, have your landlord/superintendent look at your place to determine if some or all of the cleaning
deposit can be refunded.

Disconnect and prepare major appliances for your move. For more information, see Cleaning Appliances

All packing should be done or nearly completed. Pack a box of items that will be needed first at the new
 home e.g., toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning supplies, bed linens etc. For more information, see
 Tips on Packing

Make sure friends and businesses can find you at your new e-mail address. For more information, see
Update your email address

Check the box beside each task when completed

Move Out Day

Spend time settling in your kids. Remember a new place may be tough at first for your children. 

Once the house is empty, do one last cleaning. Take out all of the garbage and make arrangements with a
neighbor to make sure it gets picked up.

Before departing your home, take one last walk through the entire house and make sure everything in the
 house has been packed. Check the attic and other spaces for any items you may have stored.

Supervise unloading and unpacking if using professional movers.

Check your belongings carefully and note on the inventory any damaged items.

Make sure all lights and any remaining appliances are turned off.

Leave a telephone number and forwarding address with a neighbor, in case of emergency.

Check the box beside each task when completed
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Aetna Moving & Storage Inc. (41st & Lincoln) 2173 South Aetna Lane Milwaukee, WI  53215 

Call for a Free No Obligation Estimate 414.645.9300 / Fax 414.645.2065 / Toll Free 1.888.284.5285
Serving Milwaukee Families Since 1935