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Moving Checklist

The following is a sample moving checklist to use for your move.

One Month before your move

  • Obtain your new address
  • Send banks, investment and credit card companies your change of address
  • Arrange new telephone service at new residence
  • Send insurance companies your change of address
  • Arrange new cable TV service at new residence
  • Movers, get quotes and reserve a moving company
  • Arrange new Internet access at new residence
  • If self-moving, reserve a moving vehicle and arrange your helpers
  • Arrange new electric/gas service at new residence
  • Reserve a storage facility if you determine that you need extra storage
  • Arrange new garbage disposal service at new residence
  • If applicable, reserve elevators at current residence and new residence
  • Pick up a Change-of-Address Form from the post office
  • Decide what you are moving and make a list of what you will be packing to move, what items will be given away and what items will go to storage
  • Send friends your change of address

Two Weeks before you move

  • Purchase boxes or reserve Moving Blocks for a better way to move
  • Arrange to dispose of giveaway items
  • Arrange cleaners for the day after you move out
  • Complete address change for your driver’s license
  • Complete address change for your passport

One week before you move

  • Stop buying groceries and utilize your existing food supply
  • Pick up boxes or rent your affordable Moving Blocks containers
  • Start packing your belonging that you do not need before the move
  • Pack your vital documents in a safe place
  • Ensure you put your cleaning supplies aside
  • Dispose of flammable items such as lawn mower gas, propane, paint etc.

THE DAY before you move

  • Ensure you have keys and access codes to your new residence
  • Pack all remaining belongings
  • Ensure the moving company or your rental moving vehicle is ready
  • Defrost, clean and air out your refrigerator
  • Clean your oven, stove and BBQ
  • Throw away all perishable items
  • Get a simple breakfast ready for the next morning

On Moving Day

  • Strip the sheets off your bed and pack them
  • Get all your old keys together and put them in a safe spot
  • Pack all key items like telephones, tools, pen, paper, phonebook, paper towels and a role of toilet paper in one container for easy access