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4 weeks before the move

You should think of giving your plants to friends or a charity if you are moving interstate. Most state laws prohibit moving of house plants; on top of that they do not travel well. Movers will not be able to take responsibility for the shipment of plants.

Make arrangements for your pets, if you have any. Take your pets to your veterinarian to ensure up to date health certificates and rabies inoculations. Some states require these documents.

You will need to carry all valuable jewelry with you. If you have any valuables around the house, be sure to collect them before leaving.

Return any borrowed items such as library books. Also gather all items that are being repaired stored or cleaned: clothing, furs, shoes etc.

If you are moving to a building with an elevator, confirm that the elevator is available on the day of arrival at your final destination.