Lots of things need to be taken care before you move to Honolulu. Before moving, you should start searching for housing options. You can pay for a Honolulu air ticket and stay there for a couple of months before moving. However, if you cannot afford the trip, you can ask your sponsor to help you. About 3 months before moving, you should get your pets checked at a veterinary clinic. The pet should get the latest vaccinations. You should compile a list of valuable possessions that you are going to bring to Honolulu. You can take photo of your valuable possessions. You must bring all your important health documents such as medical, optical and dental documents. In case you lost your medical documents, you can create copies of them by photocopying. You can start sorting out the items you want to give away or sell. You can either get rid of the items by selling or giving them away to charity organizations. If you give your household items to charity, you will be able to get reduction from the Federal Income Tax.

If you are planning to relocate your car, you must get it inspected and make sure that it is in good condition. If your car has damages, you can send it to the auto repair shop. It is important that you cover the possessions with insurance coverage. You can check with your insurance company whether it offers insurance for possessions that are in transit such as household goods, valuable items and etc. If you have local charge account, you should close it. You should temporarily stop ordering items online until you relocate to Honolulu. If you are involved in a private lease, you should get advice from the landlord regarding your relocation and check out date. You can call the Transportation Office to get advices on shipping entitlement, packing and etc. About 4 weeks before the relocation date, you should finalize all the arrangements you have made with the Transportation Office. In this way, you can ensure that the pickup and packing dates are confirmed. You don’t have to bring all your personal belongings. You can store them in a permanent storage. 

If you have children, you should inform the schools that you are moving to Honolulu. You will have to collect the children report cards and send them to the new schools. If you are relocating with your family members, you should make sure that their names are listed on the Enrollment Reporting System (DEERS).