MOVING CHECKLIST

MAKE SURE YOU ARE READY TO MOVE WITH THIS CHECKLIST!

We have outlined a basic checklist for your move.  Use this as reference for helping you stay organized while moving. 

8 WEEKS BEFORE YOUR MOVE

Create a budget for your move

Request off work for your moving day

Plan a garage sale

Book your delivery date and moving date for the mobile storage unit

Plan how to move your heirlooms, valuables, or prohibited items

6 WEEKS BEFORE YOU MOVE

Start packing now.  Don’t save everything for the week of the move

Collect free boxes or purchase boxes to pack your things

Label all moving boxes

Put all hardware in clear plastic zip bags with labels

Use towels and clothes to pack fragile items like plates

4 WEEKS BEFORE YOU MOVE

Continue packing your belongings

Confirm the parking location of your mobile storage unit

Keep all personal information and paperwork organized

Shop around for internet and cable options at your new home

Request children’s school transcripts and pet vet documents

2 WEEKS BEFORE YOU MOVE

Pack even more of your belongings

Have a garage sale. What you don’t sell, donate to a local thrift store

Don’t go out to eat. Try to finish the food in your refrigerator and freezer

Set up your trash and recycling at your new home

Fill your prescriptions, so you don’t need to worry about immediately finding a new pharmacy

Send your friends and family your new address

Change your address on all you bills, banks, credit cards, etc.

Change your address at the post office or online.  This will make sure your mail is forwarded

Change your address on Amazon or online shipping websites

Change your address on your vehicles

Cancel gym and club memberships

Make sure your moving day is scheduled for your mobile storage unit

THE WEEK YOU MOVE

Clean all furniture before packing 


Start to pack your mobile storage unit.  See Storage Tips


Clean your entire home


Pack a backpack with your necessities for the day of your move 


Finish packing all your things in boxes 


Double check every drawer and closet for things you may have forgot


Fill nail holes from decorations and pictures


Unplug your fridge to defrost and clean out.  

THE DAY YOU MOVE

Take a last walk through of your home to make sure you haven’t forgot anything 


Clean any last minute areas 


Your mobile storage unit will be picked up and delivered to your new home 


Unpack your mattress, bedding, and shower curtain first 


Clean any areas in your new home that may need it

If any rooms need painted, paint first then move the furniture in