Moving Checklist

Moving Checklist

Moving can be very stressful! It is important to organize not only your belongings, but your thoughts as well before you start the process. Here is an example of a checklist that could help you prior to your big day.

Moving Checklist- Printable Version

Four Weeks Before Moving Day

  • Set the date
  • Arrange for utility transfers
  • Fill out change of address form
  • Start notifying specific individuals of change of address
  • Hire a moving company or reserve a moving truck
  • Start packing nonessential items- making sure to label all boxes with content and destination room

Two Weeks Before Moving Day

  • Return items such as cable boxes, DVD's, borrowed tools, etc
  • Pack and label boxes
  • Eat up perishable items
  • Hold a garage sale
  • One Week Before Moving Day
  • Pack a suitcase of clothing for immediate use

Moving Day

  • Remove bedding from beds
  • Finish last minute cleaning
    • Take the garbage out of the house
    • Clean all surfaces, including mirrors
    • Vacuum where furniture has been removed
  • Turn off:
    • Air conditioning
    • Fans
    • Heat
    • Water
    • Lights
  • Check for leftover items:
    • Refrigerator
    • Freezer
    • Drawers
    • Stove
    • Closets
    • Bathrooms
    • Under porch
    • Attic
  • Walk movers through the house, letting them know everything that needs to be packed in the truck
  • Lock up the house, turn off all lights, and drop of the keys to the new owner's 
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