How to Plan An Easy Move - Moving Checklist


The Moving Checklist That You Need To Have!

Are You Moving Soon? Use this Step-by-Step Moving Checklist to take the stress out of moving out.

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Step #1) Plan & Organize Your Move

Preparation is key to ensuring a productive and successful move!

Plan & Organize Your Move

Create A Moving Binder. Use this binder to have easy access to receipts, contracts, leases, and other important documents that you will need when you move.

Make Special Arrangements (or Reservations)

Change Your Address: Forward your mail (U.S. Postal Service)

Transfer / Disconnect Utilities:Electricity ☐ Water ☐ Gas ☐ Phone ☐ Internet/Cable/Satellite

Step #2) Downsize, Declutter, & Make Room

Know What You Will and Won’t Move. The less stuff you move, the less expensive your move will be. Take advantage of the opportunity to start fresh!

Step #2) Downsize, Declutter, & Make Room

Categorize This Task into Four Groups:

  • Sort: Things you want to keep
  • Discard: Things to toss out (broken items or missing pieces)
  • Sell: Things that can be sold to make money when you move
  • Donate Things you don’t want but could be given away

Step #3) Stock Up on Moving Supplies

Make a supply run to make sure you have everything you will need to pack everything you need to move into your new home.

Packing Supplies

Step #4) Start Packing As Soon As Possible

Pack for the new house, not the old one.

Start Packing As Soon As Possible

Label Your Moving Boxes Accordingly. Write down what’s inside each box and the room where it should go.

  • Describe the contents inside: (i.e. “Books, DVD’s, DVD Player, Playstation, Etc.)
  • Write the destination of each box: (i.e. Kitchen, Living Room, Dining Room, Master Bed, Master Restroom, Bedroom 1, Bedroom 2, Etc.)
  • Write Special Instructions: in BIG / BOLD letters such as “FRAGILE” and/or “Don’t Place Anything On Top”

Step #5) Keep Essentials Nearby

Preparing essentials will give you easy access to the important items you will need after you settle into your new home.

5. Keep Essentials Nearby
  • Necessities Bag: For the things, you need easy access to (toiletries, chargers, napkins, disposable utensils and dishware, and some cleaning supplies.)
  • Personal Suitcase: For the things that you can’t go a day without. (Medications, change of clothes, snacks, and water)
  • Pack to Travel: Laptop, phone chargers, keys, cash, medication, and snacks for the road.
  • Transport Valuables Yourself: Important documents, medications, etc.

Step #6) Final Touches Before Moving Day

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24Hrs – Before You Move

  • Clean your fridge, then leave it to defrost and dry
  • Drain gasoline and other fluids from lawnmowers, generators, snowblowers, etc., and other machinery, and tighten all gas caps
  • Be fully packed BEFORE moving day
  • Place Boxes Near the Front Entrance or garage for quick loading

Do a Final Walkthrough – Before You Leave

  • Before you leave do a final walkthrough to check all rooms, closets, and cabinets for any missed items
  • Don’t forget to check if all water lines are shut off, light switches are set to off, windows are closed and locked
  • Take photos of your new home before you move anything in.