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Beaverton Boring
Canby Clackamas
Corbett Cornelius
Damascus Estacada
Forest Grove Gladstone
Gresham Happy Valley
Hillsboro King City
Lake Oswego McMinnville
Milwaukie Newberg
North Plains Oregon City
Rainier Sandy
Scappoose Sherwood
St. Helens Tigard
Tualatin Troutdale
West Linn Vernonia
Wilsonville  
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Downtown Northwest
Northeast Southeast
Southwest North

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 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 new personal 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.

 
 
 


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