Move Calendar - Palm Springs Moving Company

A good moving plan involves setting three important dates //for packing, loading, and delivery to your new home. These three dates form a solid framework for your plan. If possible, allow a time-span of 30 days. This lets you schedule your activities wisely. Choose your moving day carefully. Avoid peak periods if possible: the first few days of the month, and the last few days of the month. These are the times when everyone wants to move.

North American Van Lines has more than a half century of moving experience. We've learned that moving is complex. There are hundreds of details. Too many to trust to memory, or, handle hit and miss. A good checklist offers peace of mind. Start planning early, and you'll be surprised how smoothly things go.


  • Have an inventory session. Decide what to move and what not to move.
  • Make arrangements for trip (hotel/airline reservations, routing, etc.).
  • Schedule a moving sale for items you won't move. Donate other items to charitable organizations (get receipt for tax record).
  • Arrange for packing. We recommend you have North American do it for you. If you pack yourself, purchase special cartons you will need from North American.
  • Gather personal records: medical, dental, school, birth, baptismal, marriage, etc. Arrange in advance to send transcripts of school records to new schools.
  • Close local department store and other charge accounts.
  • Arrange with employer to forward tax withholding forms.

Make arrangements to discontinue:

  • Newspaper delivery
  • Water softener service
  • Electricity (check for refund)
  • Water service
  • Gas service (check for refund)
  • Fuel or oil delivery
  • Garbage collection
  • Diaper service
  • Lawn/pool service
  • Make advance arrangements for these services in your new location.
  • Other ______________________________

Notify others of your change of address:

  • Post Office
  • Social Security office
  • Insurance companies
  • Credit cards
  • Magazines
  • Friends and relatives
  • Mail order accounts
  • Other: ______________________________

Just before you move //

  • Fill and transfer prescriptions for family and pets. Pack all medications to personally carry with you.
  • Arrange for shipment of plants and pets. Get immunization records for pets.
  • Safely dispose of or give away all flammables (paints, paint removers, etc.). They cannot be moved due to federal DOT regulations.
  • Defrost refrigerator and freezer, plus allow thorough air-drying to prevent mildew. Arrange for disposal of frozen foods(sell, give away, or eat).
  • Clean over.
  • Transfer checking and savings accounts.
  • Drain fuel and oil from lawnmowers and other power equipment.
  • Drain garden hoses.
  • Pack items to be carried in car. Label "Do Not Move".
  • Gather valuables from safe deposit box, drawers, jewelry cases, personal records. Pack these to personally carry with you.
  • Send clothing, draperies, curtains and rugs out for cleaning and leave in wrapping to move. Take down curtain rods, shelves, TV antenna.
  • Other: ______________________________

Moving Day

  • Remember to pack a box of basics you'll need on move-in day (tools, paper products, all-purpose household cleaners, etc.). Be sure to have these items loaded last so that they will be first off at your new home.
  • Pack suitcases for trip.
  • Remove all bed linens.
  • Be available to check items or inventory sheet.
  • Conduct a last minute walk through with your van operator. Make sure windows are closed, closets empty, lights out and doors locked.
  • Other: ______________________________

Delivery Day

  • Be available to check off items on the inventory as they are removed from the van.

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