Checklist for Moving

Checklist for MovingDownload PDF

Before Moving Day

  • Set a date for your move and contact professional movers for pricing.
  • Gather all packing supplies: boxes, bubble wrap, packing tape, markers and labels.
  • Pack an essentials box with items you will need on your first night in your new home (i.e. Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, paper cups, etc.)
  • Begin separating your items into those you will keep, donate or discard.
  • Start packing items that you don’t use as frequently.
  • Arrange for child and/or pet care for the day of the move.
  • Get addresses of any new schools your children will attend after the move and have academic reports transferred to the new location.
  • Give forwarding address to Post Office 4-6 weeks before moving day.
  • Change address for any subscription services--they can take a few weeks to forward.
  • Contact insurance companies and inquire about any policies that may be affected by the move.
  • Contact utility companies and inquire about the transfer or cancellation of services including: Electric, Water, Gas, Telephone, Cell Phone, Cable/Satellite, Internet, Sewer and Trash Collection.

On Moving Day

  • Defrost refrigerator and freezer 24 hours before leaving; use a few pieces of charcoal to reduce odors.
  • Carry jewelry and important documents with you.
  • Double check closets, drawers and shelves to be sure they are empty.
  • Leave old keys, garage door openers, landscape/house plans and instruction manuals needed by the new owner with your Realtor®.

Notification of Address Change

  • Alarm System
  • Cable/TV
  • Cleaning Services
  • Doctor’s Offices
  • Driver’s License Office
  • Employer
  • Family & Friends
  • Utility Providers
  • Lawn Services
  • Gym Memberships
  • Pharmacy
  • School
  • Subscription Services
  • Credit Card Companies and Banks
  • Voter Registration
  • Veterinarian
  • Insurance Companies
  • Accountant & Attorney