Moving Made Easy: Your Complete Home Moving Checklist

Are you planning to move into a new home soon? With this comprehensive checklist, make your relocation process seamless and stress-free.

12 Weeks Before Move Date

  • Sort and Purge: Identify items to donate, sell, or discard to reduce moving costs and clutter.
  • Measure Furniture: Ensure furniture fits in the new space by measuring doorways, hallways, and rooms.
  • Research Movers: Get quotes from licensed movers and read reviews to find the best fit for your needs.

10 Weeks Before Move Date

  • Create a Moving Binder: Organize important documents, receipts, and contacts in one place.
  • Pack Non-Essentials: Start packing items you don’t use frequently, like seasonal decorations or off-season clothing.
  • Transfer Utilities: Schedule disconnections at your old home and connections at your new address.

8 Weeks Before Move Date

  • Packing Intensifies: Pack linens, towels, and clothing you don’t wear regularly.
  • Arrange for Parking: Reserve parking spots for the moving truck to ensure a smooth loading process.
  • Update Your Address: Notify the US Postal Service, banks, creditors, and relevant parties of your address change.

6 Weeks Before Move Date

  • Pack an Overnight Bag: Prepare essentials like toiletries, medications, and a change of clothes.
  • Confirm Moving Details: Reconfirm the moving date, time, and details with your movers or rental truck company.
  • Defrost and Clean Appliances: Prepare major appliances for transport by defrosting and cleaning them.

4 Weeks Before Move Date

  • Pack Most Items: Complete packing of most items, excluding essentials like toiletries and medications.
  • Arrange for Childcare: Make arrangements for childcare on moving day to minimize stress.
  • Transfer Home Services: Schedule disconnections and connections for TV, internet, and security systems.

2 Weeks Before Move Date

  • Pack a First Night Box: Prepare a box with essentials like toiletries, towels, and bedding for each person.
  • Confirm the Moving Truck: Reconfirm the moving truck arrival time and details.
  • Pack Snacks and Water: Prepare snacks and water for moving day to keep you energized.

1 Week Before Move Date

  • Finalize Packing: Complete packing of all items, including essentials like toiletries and medications.
  • Clean and Prepare Old Home: Clean your old home, including the kitchen and bathrooms, to ensure a smooth move-out process.
  • Prepare for Moving Day: Rest and prepare for an early start on moving day.

Moving Day

  • Be Present: Be available to answer questions and oversee the loading process.
  • Take Inventory: Verify all items are loaded onto the truck or into your rental vehicle.
  • Take Final Meter Readings: Record final meter readings at your old home to ensure accurate billing.

After Move Date

  • Unpack Essentials: Unpack essentials like bedding, toiletries, and a change of clothes.
  • Update Your Address (Again): Notify online retailers, subscription services, and other relevant parties of your address change.
  • Check for Damages: Inspect your new home for damages and take photos or videos as evidence.

By following this comprehensive moving checklist, you’ll be well-prepared to tackle every aspect of your relocation process. Stay organized, focused, and ready to make your move a successful one!