Moving Checklist


8 Weeks Before

  • Create your ”Move File” to keep track of all quotes, receipts, and other important information
  • If you plan to ship your vehicles, start getting quotes from vehicle shipping companies
  • Contact the local Chamber of Commerce if you're moving to another state and request a new resident packet
  • Begin researching your new hometown or neighborhood online
  • Create a floor plan of your new home for furniture and appliance placement
  • Schedule work by carpenters, painters, plumbers, roofers, and others so your new home is ready when you move in
  • Make an inventory of your household items and continue removing clutter. Start with the attic, basement, garage, and other storage areas

6 Weeks Before

  • Order supplies such as boxes and tape to protect your items from damage during transportation. Moving blankets can be rented or purchased
  • Change banks if your current bank does not have branches in your new community
  • Ask your doctor and other healthcare providers for referrals

4 Weeks Before

  • Start organizing and packing your belongings. Make sure to label all of your moving boxes as you pack them to make the unpacking process much smoother
  • If you are renting, start cleaning as you pack so that you don't have such an overwhelming task when moving day comes around. Remember, if you want to get your full deposit back, you will need to clean areas of your house that are typically ignored, such as vents and behind appliances such as the fridge and stove
  • Check with your insurance company to confirm your possessions are covered during transit
  • Schedule connection of utility services at your new home, including electricity, water, sewage, cable, Internet, telephone, and waste disposal services
  • Schedule the disconnection of utility services at your old home. Don't forget to disconnect the day after you move and connect the day before you arrive at your new home. If you have any "final month” deposits with services such as the electric company, be sure to request your refund
  • File a change of address with the U.S. Postal Sen/ice and pick up USPS Mover’s Guide at your local post office
  • Purchase locks for your new home or arrange to have them installed upon moving in
  • Arrange for cleaning and repairs at your home
  • Make any necessary travel plans for your move
  • Begin using up frozen foods and cleaning supplies that cannot be moved
  • Make a list of your friends, relatives, and businesses to notify

3 Weeks Before

  • Hold your moving sale or sell items online. Donate leftover items to charities
  • Properly dispose of items that you can't move or throw out, such as perishable items, chemicals, pesticides, flammable liquids, and batteries
  • Cancel your newspaper delivery service
  • Change the address of your magazine subscriptions

2 Weeks Before

  • Service your car in preparation for the move
  • Return any borrowed items such as library books, and retrieve items that you've lent to others
  • Prepare vehicle registrations for transfer if you are moving from state to state
  • Transfer all your prescriptions and be sure you have an adequate supply of medications during your move
  • Assemble a file folder of information to leave for the new owner of your home
  • Order new checks so they're ready by moving day

1 Week Before

  • Send change-of-address cards to everyone who will need to contact you at your new address
  • Pack a bag with your checkbook, credit cards, identification, flashlight, keys, and mobile phone charger
  • If you're moving long-distance, pack toiletries, paper plates and cups, towels, a travel alarm clock, bottled water, a first aid kit, and games for the kids as well
  • Pack a suitcase with clothing and other personal items
  • If you have a tablet computer, keep it with you as you may not get around to unpacking and connecting that large-screen T\/ for a few days

The Day Before

  • Get enough cash for your travel expenses
  • Empty and close your safe deposit box
  • Drain your power equipment of oil and gas
  • Confirm your travel reservations if necessary
  • Clean your refrigerator and freezer at least 24 hours before moving day
  • Vacuum and make arrangements for disposing of any remaining trash
  • Disconnect and prepare your major appliances for moving
  • Set aside any items that will travel separately with you
  • Pack a cooler with drinks and snacks if you're driving to a new city
  • Pack a box of items that you will need right away at your new home and label this “load last”
  • If pets are traveling with you, make sure you have an adequate supply of food, medications, leashes, a travel cage, and a water dish packed in the car

Moving Day

  • Take note of your utility readings. Ensure your utilities have been connected at your new home
  • Leave a note with your contact information in the house so that the new residents can forward any stray mail or items left behind
  • Keep a friend or family member informed of your moving schedule and contact information in case of an emergency or unexpected event
  • Check every room, cabinet, closet, and attic one last time before deciding everything is loaded
  • When unloading your belongings into your new home, check your possessions carefully as soon as possible and note any damaged items

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