Moving Checklist


Here is an easy checklist that will help you plan out your move
two months before all the way to moving day.

  • Go through your things and get rid of anything you no longer need or want
  • Research moving companies, collect quotes from each one, and personally talk to them
  • Organize everything in a binder – receipts, quotes, estimates, and your to-do list
  • Begin packing up anything you don’t use on a regular basis, such as seasonal clothes
  • Choose your mover and make arrangements for moving day
  • Begin packing up the rest of your house
  • Make note of any items that will need special insurance, such as jewelry and other valuables
  • Keep an inventory of everything by numbering the boxes & making a list of what their contents are and what room they will be assigned
  • Submit change of address forms (billing, credit cards, driver license, insurance, etc)
  • Change address on publications such as newspapers and magazines
  • Register kids at new schools and transfer any important documents needed
  • Arrange the day off from work if necessary
  • Alert family, friends and other important parties of your new address
  • Forward medical records to new physicians
  • Clean out your safety deposit box
  • Confirm the arrangements with your moving company
  • Make arrangements for your pets and kids for moving day
  • Refill prescriptions
  • Put together a box of essentials for every member of the family, including things like:
    • toilet paper
    • toiletries
    • cutlery and utensils
    • and a few days worth of clothes
  • Verify that your movers have the right addresses
  • Put together a cooler of refreshments and snacks for you and your family/friends involved in the move
  • Switch over and set-up utilities (water, electricity, cable, internet)
  • Clean out your refrigerator and pantry of anything you don’t want to take with you; if you are taking the appliance with you, defrost the freezer
  • Make sure you have the payment prepared for the movers
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