Moving Checklist


Moving is a fun and exciting experience, but we all know that moving can also be stressful. We must stay organized and plan ahead for the move. Trying to multi-task in so many ways can be extremely overwhelming.. but don’t worry, we are here to help!



We have created a moving checklist to take some of the pressure off your move. This checklist will help you to stay organized and plan for many aspects of your move. Our timeline will provide you with a guide from 8 weeks out from your move until your moving day. So all you need to worry about is checking off our list instead of trying to remember every thing that must be done!*


Have an awesome move!



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 Your 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 Your 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 Your 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.



Moving Day

  • 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



We hope you found our moving checklist helpful. If you are moving and would like to rent a Secure Self Storage PA Portable Storage Unit, please request a quote or call us at 724-643-0252.














*Disclosure: Please note that this is a suggestion of a checklist for moving. Each move is different, so your move may need more planning than this. Do not use this checklist as your sole guide to moving

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