Relocating Checklist Portland, Oregon

 

Below is a nice checklist for relocating to Portland, Oregon.

_______. If you have a relocation package you'll need to check it out first and foremost

_______. What will your company pay towards your relocation?

_______. What expenses do you have to pay towards the relocation?

_______. Keep track of all moving expenses and receipts.

_______. Get three moving estimates. Items on the estimate should include:

_____. Commitment in Writing

_____. Pickup and Delivery Dates

_____. Copy of References

_____. Limits of Insurance the Movers Have. Does it Cover Full Replacement Cost? What is the  Deductible?  If Necessary Purchase Additional Insurance.

_______. Get a Storage Unit and Place.

_____. What Insurance Do they Provide?

_____. Does the Insurance Cover Full Replacement Cost?

_____. Do I need to purchase Additional Insurance?

_____. What kind of Security does the Storage Unit Complex maintain.

_______. Give Notice to Utilities,Athletic Clubs, Organizations, Volunteer Activities, Day Care, Newspapers
and Magazines and any other Regular Delivery Items.

_______. Let your personal banker know you'll be moving and instruct them to:

_____. Order new checks with your new address and phone number

_____. Close out and clean out your safe deposit boxes

_____. Arrange to meet a newpersonal banker in your new location

_____. Have them transfer all your accounts

_____. Purchase traveler's checks for trip expenses

_____. Reconcile and close or transfer bank accounts

_______. Line up all your travel arrangements.

_____. Get temporary housing or hotel or motel or some other temporary lodging.

_____. Line up rental cars, plane tickets, arrange for extra luggage fees.

_____. Make accommodations for pets and automobiles and livestock and toys such as
snowmobiles, 4-wheelers, and jet skiis if necessary.

_______. Make sure to protect all personal and personally identifiable information such as:

_____. Birth Certificates, Driver's Licenses, Social Security Cards & Passports.

_____. Financial records and stock and bond certificates

_____. Wills, Marriage, Divorce Papers

_____. Home purchases, Bill of Sale paperwork

_____. School Records, Pet Records, Medical & Hospital and Insurance Documents

_______. Records Management:

_____. Arrange for transfer of student records.

_____. Arrange for medical records and ask your current doctor for new physicians

_____. Update and change insurance policies: life, health, umbrella, car, home, rental home,
disability, vacation home, business, equipment, scheduled items.

_______. Make packing lighter by cleaning out and getting rid of all the stuff that is not needed any longer:

_____. Eliminate furniture

_____. Hold a garage sale

_____. Take stuff to goodwill

_____. Get rid of clothes and toys and miscellaneous papers

_______. Don't forget to change your address:

_____. Mail postcards to friends and inform them what your forwarding address is.

_____. Make sure to leave voicemail and to call friends.

_____. Turn in forms at the post office.

_____. Get a temporary voice mail box many long distance companies offer 1 800 voice mail
numbers.

_____. Anybody you've pay a recurring bill to will need your new address: local government
taxes, all utilities, mortgage, car payments, cable, phone, cell phone, etc..

_______. Miscellaneous items to get in order:

_____. return library books.

_____. retrieve and return all borrowed items from friends and family

_____. pick up dry cleaning

_____. clean out all lockers like: school and athletic club

_____. Make a survival tool box for your upcoming move such as: paper, pens, envelops,

stamps, address book, pad of paper, packers tape, scissors, tape measure, cellophane,
bubble popcorn, paper cups, paper towels, paper plates, garbage bags, plastic utensils
and baggies, band aids and other first aid supply, Neosporin, Advil, toiletries, bottled
water, flashlight, games for the kids, spare car keys, phone books for both where you are
going and where you are leaving from.

_______. Before leaving your home:

_____. Pack all unused items first.

_____. Clean out cupboards

_____. Stop buying things.

_____. Plan out all remaining meals

_______. Make sure to double check your moving arrangements:

_____. Confirm Rental Car

_____. Confirm Moving Company

_____. Confirm Storage Unit

_____. Confirm Temporary Housing

_____. Confirm Hotel

_____.  Confirm Animal Transport

_____. Confirm All Large Item Transport

_____. Confirm All Agreements

_______. Make sure to protect all personal and personally identifiable information such as:

_____. Birth Certificates, Driver's Licenses, Social Security Cards & Passports.

_____. Financial records and stock and bond certificates

_____. Wills, Marriage, Divorce Papers

_____. Home purchases, Bill of Sale paperwork

_____. School Records, Pet Records, Medical & Hospital and Insurance Documents

_______. Preparation for packing belongings:

_____. Clean out and defrost the deep freezer and refrigerator

_____. Check yard and shed for all items that need packed, check attic and crawlspace

_____. Set aside box of cleaning supplies and the vacuum cleaner

_____. Disassemble furniture or other items

_____. Make sure all boxes are clearly marked

_____. Complete packing of all household goods for the move

_______. Your New Home:

_____. Make a decorating reference file

_____. Have measurements taken of the rooms in your new home and use the floor plan to
determine where everything will go.

_____. Take some pictures of furniture and get fabric samples and paint chips

_______. On Moving Day:

_____. notify insurance agent and police that the home will be empty

_____. make sure all windows and doors are closed and locked

_____. leave forwarding address, Keys, and garage door opener

_____. make sure all appliances are turned off

_____. make sure that person knows how to contact you

_____. make sure a relative, neighbor, or real estate agent has the keys

_____. clean the home and check entire grounds before leaving

_____. check thermostat and make sure temperature is set appropriately

_______. After Arriving at Your New Place:

_____. Set kitchen and bedrooms up first, to make you feel at home

_____. Let them start on their rooms by giving them a job to do

_____. Pay and settle with the movers, go over "Bill of Lading" before signing.  The Bill of Lading
is usually binding once signed

_____. Look for damaged and missing items and make a note of them

_____. Supervise moving crews on where to put your furniture and boxes

_____. Begin unpacking necessary basics first

_____. Check to make sure all utilities are on and working properly

_____. Check in with employer and real estate agent to confirm itineraries

_____. Let family members or friends know that you have arrived safely

_____. Now relax, order dinner,get cleaned up and get in your comfy clothes

Enjoy this checklist; we hope that it provides you a huge jumpstart to your relocation needs.