Moving Checklist

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  • Create a “To Do” list of what you have accomplished and what you need to accomplish
  • Obtain a floor plan of your new place and decide what you want to keep and what you want to dispose of
  • Choose a mover or contact friends and family who can help you move
  • Create a file for all moving papers and receipts
  • Transfer or obtain your child’s school records
  • Book a space to store your belongings if necessary
  • Make a list of people you need to notify of your change of address
  • Make a list of packing supplies you will need
  • Complete any home improvements you agreed to do for the new tenants of your home


  • Submit a change of address form to the post office (you can do this at for $1)
  • Start notifying friends, family, credit card companies, magazine subscriptions, etc. of your address change
  • Clean out your closet and sell or donate items you will not be needing
  • Notify schools and employers of your address change
  • Start packing items you don’t need on a regular basis


  • Contact utility companies and notify them of when to transfer your service
  • Reserve a truck or trailer if you are moving yourself
  • Start taking apart children’s play areas or outdoor furniture
  • Compete and IRS change of address form
  • Get detailed directions to your new home and give them to your movers


  • Arrange a babysitter for your kids if necessary
  • If you have pets, make their travel arrangements
  • Get your car fully checked and serviced if you will be driving a long distance on your move
  • Notify the DMV of your address change
  • Try not to buy anymore groceries and eat the food you have in your home
  • Call or transfer your current home owners or renters insurance
  • Transfer prescriptions to a pharmacy closer to your new home
  • Safely dispose of hazardous household items


  • Pack a suitcase with items you will need the first night at your new place
  • Empty any items that are motorized and filled with fuel
  • Call your moving company to confirm all plans for moving day
  • Take apart furniture
  • Label boxes with the room they will be placed in to help the movers keep your items organized


  • Defrost your freezer
  • Pack remaining items
  • Make sure you’ve place items not going with the mover in a separate place
  • Do a final check before the moving truck pulls away
  • Check all paperwork before you sign the bill of lading
  • Do any last minute cleaning

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