This Printable comprehensive moving checklist is designed to help you stay on track leading up to, during, and after moving day. Even with a long to-do list, moving doesn’t have to be stressful!

8 WEEKS BEFORE YOUR MOVE

Date: ……………………………………….

Budget for moving expenses

Create a ‘moving file’ to keep track of quotes, receipts and

other important information

Start researching your new suburb/community

7 WEEKS BEFORE YOUR MOVE

Date: ……………………………………….

Start compiling medical, dental, shot and prescription records

Ask doctors for referrals in your new city of required

Arrange to have school records and veterinarian records transferred

Gather copies of legal and financial records

Call your insurance agent to see what changes you

need to make to your policy, moving/storage, insurance etc.

Contact health clubs, organisations, and groups to

cancel or transfer memberships

6 WEEKS BEFORE YOUR MOVE

Date: ……………………………………….

Plan how you will move valuables and difficult to replace items

(certified mail, or carry them with you)

Begin purging your home. Separate items into those you

will keep, donate, or discard

Plan a garage sale

Start using items that can’t be moved such as frozen foods,

bleach and aerosols

5 WEEKS BEFORE YOUR MOVE

Date: ……………………………………….

If you don’t have them yet, order boxes and moving supplies

Begin packing items you don’t use often

Clearly label each box with its contents and the room its destined for

Pinpoint your move date

File a change of address with the Postal Service, or ask them to

hold your mail at the post office in your new suburb/city

4 WEEKS BEFORE YOUR MOVE

Date: ……………………………………….

Notify these utility services of your move (both at your old and new locations);

Electric

Water

Gas

Telephone

Cell phone

Cable/Satellite and Internet

Sewer

Trash collection

Make travel arrangements for your pets

Put copies of pet medical and immunisation

records in your move file

Host a garage sale

3 WEEKS BEFORE YOUR MOVE

Date: ……………………………………….

Plan how to transport your plants

Dispose of flammables, corrosive, and poisons.

Google Do Not Ship info for a comprehensive list

2 WEEKS BEFORE YOUR MOVE

Date: ……………………………………….

Notify these professional services of your move

Accountant

Attorney

Doctor

Dentist

Financial Planner

Health Insurance Provider

Insurance Agent

Schools

Notify these services/accounts of your move;

Auto Finance Company

Bank/Credit Union/ Finance Companies

Credit Card Companies

Exterminator

Health Club

Home care service providers (lawn, exterminator etc.)

Laundry service

Magazines

Monthly memberships (Internet, Pay TV etc)

Newsletters

Newspapers

Pharmacy

Store/Gas charge accounts

Notify these government offices of your move

City/County Tax Assessor

State Vehicle Registration

Social Security Administration

State/Federal Tax Office

Confirm travel arrangements for pets and family

Confirm parking for your moving trailer or moving container.

Obtain permits if needed

Plan meals for the last weeks to use up your food

Assemble a folder of important info about your house for the next home owner

1 WEEK BEFORE YOUR MOVE

Date: ……………………………………….

Review your moving plans with your moving consultant.

Email or call with questions

Contact your bank or credit card company if you are planning to

pay for your move by debit or credit card

Notify friends and family of your new address and

phone number with a free Moving Notice

Pack an essentials box to keep with you during the move

Drain gas and oil from lawn equipment, gas grills heaters, etc.

Drain water hoses and waterbeds

Measure furniture and doorways to determine if larger

pieces will fit through the door

Empty and defrost refrigerator at least 24 hours before the move

Fill any prescriptions you will need during the move

MOVING DAY

Date: ……………………………………….

Place carpet, floor and door frame protectors throughout your home

Load goods in a pre-designated order, saving “last load” items

for the rear of your shipment

Check every room and closet one last time to make sure nothing is left behind

Plan dinner (pizza always works)

Leave a note with your new address so that future residents can forward stray mail

MOVING IN CHECKLIST

Clean your new home

Pick up any mail being held at the local post office

Unload your items and begin organizing your new home

Keep all receipts and documents in your move file and store

it in an easy-to-remember location

Change driver’s license and automobile registration, insurance, voting info, etc.

Enjoy your new home!