Moving Checklist

 
All items should be completed. Not necessarily in the order listed.
 

EIGHT WEEKS BEFORE YOU MOVE

  • Create a floor plan of your home or business and decide what goods stay and what goods will be put on the truck.
  • Create an inventory list of all household goods that will be moved.
  • Obtain estimates from at least three different full service movers.
  • Contact your home insurance agent and ask them what items will be covered pertaining to the relocation.
  • Build yourself a file for all important paperwork pertaining to the move.
  • Contact the your child(ren)’s school to have school records transfer.
  • Finally, choose your mover.

SIX WEEKS BEFORE YOU MOVE

  • Find healthcare providers in destination city.
  • Seek and fill out change of address cards from the US Postal Service.
  • Send new address to friends, family, and to anyone who might it (insurance agents, credit cards, magazine subscriptions, ext.).
  • Clean out closets. Dispose of materials you will no longer need.
  • Have a garage sale! Sale any unwanted treasures and dispose of the remaining items.

FOUR WEEKS BEFORE YOU MOVE

  • Start packing your things!
  • Send any furniture, drapes, and carpets to cleaners as needed.
  • Gather and box all valuable personal papers such as medical papers, dental papers, school records, birth certificates, ext.
  • Make travel plans with airlines, motels, and car rentals as needed.

THREE WEEKS BEFORE YOU MOVE

  • Arrange to have your utilities from old address disconnected and connect the utilities to new address (gas, water, phone, cable, electric, ext.).
  • Transfer car registration and insurance.
  • Notify Department of Motor Vehicles of your new address.
  • Arrange for any needed child care for the moving day.
  • If in apartment or condominium, arrange with management for use of the service elevator, truck parking, and any other moving accommodations.

TWO WEEKS BEFORE YOU MOVE

  • Make any plans necessary for moving the pets.
  • Inquire with the movers about moving any live house plants.
  • Trash all items that may be dangerous to the move, including any type of flammable liquid.
  • If driving, take the car to the shop to be serviced and winterized if heading to, or through colder climates.

ONE WEEK BEFORE YOU MOVE

  • Cancel your newspaper delivery
  • Purchase travelers checks
  • Transfer any bank accounts
  • Supply yourself enough medication to last at least 14 days. Forward prescriptions to pharmacies in new destination area.
  • Make arrangements to pay the movers.
  • Empty and items or valuables in safety deposit boxes.

TWO DAYS BEFORE YOU MOVE

  • If movers are packing your move, ensure they are at the pick up location starting the packing job.
  • Defrost and dry the refrigerator and any freezers being moved.
  • Secure valuable items that you plan to carry with you (jewelry, vital documents, and money).

MOVING DAY

  • Be at the pick up location to answer any questions the movers may have about the move. Please stay until the movers leave to ensure no questions leave unanswered.
  • Accompany mover foreman for inventory of household goods.
  • Read and complete information on the bill of lading, carefully read the document, and then sign and date.
  • Make sure you receive a copy of the bill of lading and all signed documentation.
  • Before the truck leaves, walk around the facility to ensure no items were forgotten.
  • Ensure the driver has directions to your new home.
  • Ensure the driver has contact information to reach you through the duration of the move.

DELIVERY DAY

  • Ensure that you are able to phoned by movers to answer any questions about directions.
  • You must pay the driver before the goods can be unloaded. This is a Federal requirement for interstate moves.
  • Supervise all unloading and unpacking.
  • Note on the inventory list any damaged boxes or obvious damage to unboxed items before you sign anything.
 
 
 
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The movers were on time for the pick up and the delivery. As promised, they called us 48 hours prior to pick and delivery. They spoke English and worked well together showing great team synergy. They were very careful in wrapping items to eliminate chances of breakage, which is terrific. Furthermore, they reassembled our bed in a fashion making it look better than it had in our old home. We are very pleased with the move and would suggest you to any friends who are moving in the future.
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Thank you for allowing me to move my pick up day up two weeks. I had to get out of that house due to a very personal situation. The movers were nice, polite, and hardworking despite me moving the days up two weeks. The movers just arrived at my new home and everything looks perfect! My daughter is on her way and we will be sure to tip the movers!
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