Your Custom Moving Checklist

Keep on track using our Customizable Moving Checklist:

Two Months before

  • Start sorting and get rid of not needed items
  • Research moving companies
  • Create a moving binder to include: moving quotes, records (medical, dental, financial, pets, education), moving packing list, moving checklist
  • Start researching your new community
  • Ask doctors for referrals in your new place

Six weeks before

  • Order supplies: moving boxes, tape, bubble wrap, permanent markers, dish barrel boxes, wardrobe boxes
  • Do Not Ship List. Identify all items you do not need or are not allowed to ship and sell them online (e.g ebay or craigslist) or donate them (keep the receipt for tax purposes)
  • Make an inventory list
  • Take photos or videos of high-price items. Note any existing damage to your furniture. This will come in handy if you run into issues with the moving company or insurance.
  • Contact health clubs and organizations to cancel memberships
  • Plan a garage sale
  • Send an email to all friends and family notifying them of the move and your new address and contact details. Ask them for any tips.

One month before

  • Choose your moving company and confirm
  • Setup a box-labeling system: number boxes, color coded by room and use a master packing list
  • Start packing room by room. Start with the rooms least used.
  • Label boxes clearly
  • Separate valuables. Those should probably come with you and not in the moving van.
  • Address Change. In the US, file with USPS.gov
  • Notify important parties: bank, finance, employer HR, magazines, newspapers, credit cards, insurance, home care service providers
  • Notify utilities: telephone, cell phone, cable/satellite/ ISP, sewer, electric, water, gas, trash collection, Netflix
  • Forward your medical records
  • Start using items you will not be moving such as frozen food and cleaning supplies
  • Arrange for utilities at your new address
  • Buy suitcases for items you will take in the car with you

Two weeks before

  • Notify employer of your moving date and plan days off around it
  • Arrange for a baby and/or pet sitter for the move day.
  • Confirm with the moving company
  • Make travel arrangements for your pets
  • Service your car. You definitely don't want the movers waiting for you while you take care of a leaking engine.
  • Notify of your move: accountant, attorney, doctor, dentist, financial advisor, health insurance provider and agent, school
  • Notify government offices: city, state vehicle registration, social security administration, State and Federal Tax Bureaus (IRS)
  • Mark boxes you will need as soon as you arrive as "Load Last"

One week before

  • Refill prescriptions
  • Pack suitcases
  • Confirm with moving company
  • Plan your meals to use all left overs
  • Put 2 copies of your moving packing list in your moving file

Two days before

  • If moving, defrost freezer at least 24 hours before the moving day
  • Confirm moving time, date, addresses and mobile phone with the moving company
  • Arrange the payment to moving company. Ensure you have enough cash for tips to the movers and for the drive and any unexpected expenses.

Moving day

  • Place protectors (door, floor)
  • Confirm the truck is from YOUR moving company. Its USDOT number should match the order confirmation
  • Ensure "Load Last" boxes are loaded last
  • Double check the inventory list made by the movers. Only sign it afterwards.
  • Take meter readings (gas, water, electricity) by writing them in your moving file as well as a picture using your phone.
  • Ensure nothing is left in the house and that you have all documents, money and valuables with you.
  • Leave a note with your Forwarding Address to future residents so that they can contact you if needed. Include a few stamped & addressed envelopes which they could easily use.

How It Works?

1. Fill out your details ONCE

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2. Get FREE moving Quotes

Keep your inventory list, documents and even pictures of your household goods in one place.

3. Stay on Track

Use our moving checklist web and mobile app to stay focused.

WHY USE MOVING CHECKLIST?

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Use our customizable Moving checklist throughout your move.

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Use your checklist from the convenience of your desktop or while on the go via our moving checklist mobile app.

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