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  • Make a list and begin to set aside items to travel with YOU.

  • Make arrangements with housing or your rental office for a final walk through.

  • Contact your Personnel Office for Direct Deposit information.

  • Close out safety deposit box if opening one in your new location.

  • Place floppy disks in protective cases before packing in cartons.

  • Set aside cleaning materials to be used after packing and loading.

  • Return all library books and other borrowed items.

  • Retrieve all loaned out items.

  • Retrieve any developed film, dry cleaning or other items.

  • Reconfirm moving dates and times with your Personal Property Office.

  • Renew and pick up any necessary prescriptions.

  • Separate professional books, papers and equipment. These items will be weighed and

listed separately on your shipping inventory.

  • Pick up all educational records.

  • Collect and set aside important documents, valuables and all other hand carry items.

  • Make a list of things to do before the movers arrive.

  • Clear up outstanding accounts.

  • Arrange disconnect dates with local utilities.

  • Begin serious packing of items you won't need over the next two weeks.

  • Send change-of-address cards and leave forwarding addresses with the Post Office.


  • This is your week to tie up loose ends. Check back through this guide to make sure you haven't overlooked anything.

  • Pack your suitcases and confirm your families travel arrangements (flights, hotel, rental cars, etc.). Try to keep your plans as flexible as possible in the event of an unexpected change of schedule.

  • Make sure your moving agent knows the address and phone number where you can be reached if you are not going directly into your new home.

  • "Park" hard disk drive units, then disconnect computer system.

  • Keep household inventory list on hand to carry as part of personal luggage.

  • Pick up outpatient medical records to hand carry.

  • Confirm childcare and pet care arrangements for moving day.

  • Clean and dry refrigerator and freezer. Allow the refrigerator to dry for one or two days with doors open. It helps to place two socks in the refrigerator and in the freezer. One sock should be partially filled with charcoal then tied and the other should be partially filled with laundry detergent and then tied. Another suggestion is to place a disposable diaper in each. The diaper will deodorize the refrigerator and help absorb moisture.

CAUTION: Families with young children or pets should block doors open to prevent accidental closing.

  • Pull out all items from beneath stairways, from attics or any other areas not allowing full standing room.

  • Call your bank to find out how to transfer your bank accounts.

  • Some state laws prohibit the moving of house plants. Consider giving your plants to a friend or local charity.

  • Remove wall accessories such as drapery rods, small appliances, food and utensil racks

  • Remove light bulbs from lamps, but not from wall fixtures.


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