Moving Checklist

8-9 Weeks Prior

  • ✔️ Hire Movers or line up friends and family to help. If hiring a mover, confirm the coverage they offer.
  • ✔️ Request time off work for moving day. Give yourself ample time to get everything moved and settled without the stress of work responsibilities sitting in the back of your mind.
  • ✔️ Get started on home renovations. IF there is painting or major remodeling, you will want to get a head start of these right away.
  • ✔️ Purge! Go through every room and begin getting rid of items you know you won’t need and decide what can be sold or given to charity.
  • ✔️ If you have children in school, reach out to the new school for information on registration and transfer records if necessary.

6-7 Weeks Prior

  • ✔️ Arrange to buy or acquire adequate boxes.
  • ✔️ Create a list of family members, friends, or colleagues that will need your new address.
  • ✔️ Contact your doctor, dentist, and vet and arrange to transfer your records to new providers.

4-5 Weeks Prior

  • ✔️ Pack items that you need easy access to in an “essentials” box. Include things like toilet paper, soap, trash bags, chargers, box cutters, tape, tools, paper plates, snacks, towels, etc.
  • ✔️ Contact utility companies and transfer or cancel service. Make sure they are aware of your move date and arrange for service and installation as needed for new services.

2-4 Weeks Prior

  • ✔️ Change your address with the Post Office. You can go online to Don’t forget other important provider such as banks, credit cards, and insurance carriers.

1-2 Weeks Prior

  • ✔️ Unplug, disassemble, and clean out appliances. Clean stovetop and oven thoroughly.
  • ✔️ Ensure all essential utilities like gas, electricity, water, and internet services are ready at your new home.

Moving Day

  • ✔️ Collect all keys, finish any touch-ups, and complete your walk-through. Do a final check of closets, cupboards, drawers, and any areas where items may have been stored.
  • ✔️ Remove all garbage and recycling.
  • ✔️ Leave your home sparkling clean and ready for the new owners.

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