PackingTwo Weeks before Your Move:

Check with your insurance company to cancel current coverage or transfer coverage to your new home.

Make arrangements for transporting your pets and any house plants, because movers can’t take them in the van.

Meet with your bank to change account status.

Make sure you have your driver’s license, auto registration and insurance records.

Arrange for a baby-sitter to be available when you arrive at your new home with young children.

Transfer all current prescriptions to a drug store in your new town.

Cancel any delivery services such as newspapers. Consider starting a subscription to the newspaper in your new town to introduce you to local news happenings.

Have your automobile serviced if you’re traveling by car.

Be sure to empty secret hiding places to remove valuables and spare house keys.