We're in the home stretch now! In less than one week, the packers will be here to begin the process of packing our items for the moving van.
There are a LOT of things to accomplish when you are in the final stages of a big move. Here are just a few items that go on the priority list:
*Cancel utilities and services for your former home.
*Get utilities and services set up for your new home.
*Get homeowners insurance, as well as auto insurance for your new residence.
*Get prescriptions filled at your local pharmacy, if necessary. In our case, that means getting my geriatric dog's prescriptions from her vet before needing to find a new vet.
*Check with the schools about transcripts.
*Check with the doctors and dentists about medical records.
*Fill out change of address forms at the local post office.
*Update your church and friends with your new contact information.
*Get your home organized and in order for packing day.
*Take one more trip to the local Goodwill or other charity to donate items.
*Consider going through your kitchen and donating food items to a local food pantry.
This weekend, my husband came home and loaded up the car with quite a few house plants, which he will be keeping in his apartment in Pittsburgh until the move. (That's just one of many items that the movers will not move). He plans on leaving the car there, renting another car, and driving back this weekend for the moving week. That way, we will only have two cars left here that we can use to transport our family and a our overnight necessities.
In the meantime, we've been visiting a few of my favorite places here in Noblesville, Indiana.
Lunch at the Uptown Cafe:
Watching the train rumble through the historic square:
Checking out the lovely window displays at one of our favorite shops, A Corner Cottage:
It's a lovely small town, and I hope to visit it again one day, perhaps on one of my drives out west to pick up my college son.