Moving Checklist: Help Organize the Process

Makenzie Pohl
Moving Checklist: Help Organize the Process
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Keeping organized throughout the moving process is crucial. You can turn a potentially stressful experience into a seamless transition by following a comprehensive moving guide, hiring a trusted moving company, and putting invaluable advice into practice. The Top10 Moving Guide covers every stage of your relocation journey.


2 Months Before


  • Investigate rental options for moving trucks.
  • Conduct a thorough inventory assessment to identify items that require insurance coverage or delicate packing.
  • If you have children, initiate the process of transferring their academic transcripts.
  • Begin the task of decluttering and disposing of items that are no longer needed, making your packing process lighter.


1 Month Before


  • Double-check all the details with your chosen moving company.
  • Procure or gather the necessary supplies for your move, including packing tape, markers for labeling boxes, and a toolkit for disassembling items.
  • Schedule utility cancellations, such as gas, water, and internet services.
  • Start packing your belongings, starting with the larger and bulkier items.
  • If you're relocating a significant distance and require air travel, start the process of booking your flight tickets.


2 Weeks Before:


  • Ensure your new address is registered with your local post office.
  • Clear your schedule to focus on the move and consider scheduling any needed paid time off (PTO).
  • Verify that your car's registration and driver's license reflect your new address.


1 Week Before:


  • Prepare a separate bag containing essentials like spare clothing, toiletries, and electronic devices for easy access during the move.
  • Schedule a pre-move house cleaning if required by your lease or requested by the new property owners.
  • Notify your neighbors about your upcoming departure and the possibility of moving trucks in the neighborhood.
  • Disassemble large furniture items such as beds and tables to simplify transportation.


A Couple of Days Before:


  • Thoroughly review the information provided by your movers to protect yourself from potential moving scams.
  • Update the locks and keys for your home before your departure.
  • Conduct a final walkthrough to ensure you haven't left anything behind before moving.
  • Streamline your move with our printable checklist!


Use this printable checklist to make your move easier! 

[Checklist PDF here]


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