A moving checklist is an essential tool to help you stay organized and on track during the moving process. Our comprehensive checklist includes everything you need to do before, during, and after your move to ensure a smooth and stress-free transition to your new home. From decluttering and packing to arranging for utilities and notifying important parties of your change of address, our checklist covers all the important details to keep you on track and make your move as seamless as possible. Use our checklist as a guide to keep you on track and help you stay organized throughout your move.
8-10 Weeks Before Moving Day:
☐ Create a moving folder or binder to keep all your moving-related documents and receipts organized.
☐ Determine your moving budget and start gathering estimates from moving companies or truck rental companies.
☐ Decide whether you'll need professional movers or if you'll be doing a DIY move. If hiring movers, book them early to secure your preferred moving date.
☐ Begin decluttering and sorting through your belongings. Donate or sell items you no longer need or use.
☐ Notify your current and future utility providers (electricity, gas, water, internet, cable, etc.) of your upcoming move and schedule service transfers or cancellations.
☐ Notify your current and future post office of your change of address and schedule mail forwarding.
☐ Start researching your new neighborhood, including schools, healthcare providers, and other essential services.
6-8 Weeks Before Moving Day:
☐ Start packing non-essential items that you won't be using before the move, such as seasonal clothes, books, and decorations.
☐ Obtain packing supplies such as boxes, bubble wrap, packing paper, packing tape, and markers.
☐ Label each box with its contents and destination room to make unpacking easier.
☐ Make a list of important documents and keep them in a safe place, such as birth certificates, passports, financial records, and medical records.
☐ Notify your insurance providers (home, auto, health, etc.) of your upcoming move and update your policy accordingly.
☐ Arrange transportation for your pets or plants, if necessary.
4-6 Weeks Before Moving Day:
☐ Start packing more non-essential items, including kitchenware, linens, and personal items.
☐ Make arrangements for disassembling and packing large furniture, appliances, and electronics.
☐ Contact your current and future financial institutions to update your address and transfer accounts, if necessary.
☐ Confirm the details with your chosen moving company or truck rental company, including the moving date, time, and any additional services or fees.
☐ Notify your friends, family, and important contacts of your change of address.
2-4 Weeks Before Moving Day:
☐ Pack a "moving day essentials" box with items you'll need on the first day at your new home, such as toiletries, clothes, and important documents.
☐ Finish packing all remaining items, including valuables and important documents.
☐ Confirm travel arrangements, if moving long distance, and make necessary arrangements for accommodations, flights, or transportation.
☐ Confirm the details of your new home, including any move-in instructions, parking arrangements, and access codes.
☐ Prepare appliances and furniture for the move, such as disconnecting and packing cords, removing drawers, and securing doors.
☐ Arrange for cleaning services for your current home and schedule any necessary repairs or maintenance.
☐ Notify your current and future gardening or landscaping services, if applicable.
1 Week Before Moving Day:
☐ Double-check all moving details and confirm with your chosen moving company or truck rental company.
☐ Pack a suitcase with enough clothes, toiletries, and other essentials for a few days, as well as any important documents or valuables.
☐ Pack a separate box with essential items for the first day at your new home, such as cleaning supplies, tools, and basic kitchenware.
☐ Defrost your freezer and clean your refrigerator, if applicable.
☐ Set aside important documents, valuables, and essentials that you'll keep with you during the move.
☐ Conduct a final walkthrough of your current home to ensure that nothing is left behind.
☐ Double-check that all items are loaded onto the moving truck
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