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Moving Checklist

A Master Move | Moving Company Serving Macon, Warner Robins, and Middle Georgia

8–12 Weeks Before you Move:

  • If you own your home, contact your real estate agent to begin the selling process.
  • Establish your preferred moving dates.
  • Research your new community.
  • Compare school districts
  • Obtain free city reports
  • Use salary and mortgage calculators to compare
  • Set up a house-hunting trip to your new city.
  • Find out if your employer will be paying for the move, or will be providing you with a lump sum or a direct reimbursement.
  • Have a garage sale or donate goods you do not want to move. This will help you save costs on the move.

4-8 Weeks Before you Move:

  • Contact A Master Move to schedule a convenient time for a free estimate.
  • Purchase your new home; arrange financing; establish close dates.
  • Make a list of everyone you need to notify of your move.
  • Obtain change of address cards from your local post office.
  • Check with your school on transferring your children’s school records.
  • Research driver’s license requirements for the state you are moving to.
  • Find out from the IRS or your accountant if moving expenses are tax deductible.
  • Contact your insurance agent to discuss your insurance needs for your new home.
  • Select a new bank in your new city.
  • Begin to organize your medical and dental records.

3 Weeks Before you Move:

  • Make a decision on whether you will pack your own cartons or if you’d like to utilize our professional packing service.
  • Begin the packing process if you are doing it yourself.
  • Compile all personal records.
  • Change your address on credit cards, magazine subscriptions.
  • If you have children, arrange for them to be at a babysitter during loading day.
  • Arrange to have your utilities disconnected after your move-out day.
  • Arrange to connect your utilities the day before your scheduled move-in day.

2 Weeks Before you Move:

  • Plan to use all the food in your refrigerator and freezer.
  • Clean your home and clear basement and attics.
  • Cancel all current delivery services such as newspapers.
  • Dispose of all flammables, cleaners, paints, aerosols, ammunition, etc.
  • Transfer all current prescriptions to your new local pharmacy.
  • Clear out your safety deposit box. Transfer bank accounts.
  • Be sure that you have packed everything in advance.
  • Drain the oil and gasoline from your lawn mower, and other power tools if they are to be moved.

1 Week Before you Move:

  • Confirm your travel arrangements for your family.
  • Provide contact phone numbers to friends and family so that you are accessible during your move.
  • Empty and clean your refrigerator and freezer, clean your stove, etc.
  • Only use those household items that you’ll need, such as sheets, towels, a few pans and dishes. Make sure everything else is ready to be moved.

Moving Day:

  • Review schedule with your A Master Move driver.
  • Be available to check off inventory of all items moving.
  • Once moving van is loaded, double check that nothing was left behind in closets, basement, attic, cabinets, drawers, etc.
  • Make sure your children and pets are not at home so that they do not get in the way of the movers.

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Office Hours

Our hours are 8 am - 6 pm, but we are available to take questions and calls after-hours. Call today for your free moving quote!

Our Services

Residential Moves
Commercial Moves
Local & Long Distance Moves
Single Piece Moves
Moving Supplies
Disposal
Penske Rental Trucks
DIY Moves

Contact Us

100 Peachtree Pkwy
Byron, GA 31009
478.256.6785
A Master Move Moving Company is a licensed & insured moving company serving the Macon, Warner Robins & Middle Georgia areas. No move too big or small.