Moving Checklist by A Better Tripp Moving & Storage

Moving doesn’t have to be as hectic as it seems. We’ve constructed this moving checklist that is full of tips to help you get organized before, during, and after your move. Leave the rest to the expert movers at A Better Tripp!

6-8 Weeks Prior To Moving

  • □ Draw a floor plan of your new home to help place furniture
  • □ Begin using up non-transportable foods and flammable materials
  • □ Contact moving company to inquire about services
  • □ Gather & file away records (medical, financial, school, etc.)
  • □ Resign or transfer club memberships
  • □ Obtain change of address kit from USPS
  • □ Notify parties regarding change of address
  • □ Health insurance
  • □ Auto, home and life insurance
  • □ IRS
  • □ Accountant
  • □ Bank
  • □ Credit card companies
  • □ Magazine and newspaper subscriptions
  • □ Clubs and associations memberships

3-4 Weeks Prior To Moving

  • □ Make house repairs
  • □ Arrange for storage needs
  • □ Confirm moving arrangements
  • □ Service your car
  • □ Service appliances
  • □ Make arrangements for houseplants (non-transportable)
  • □ Have a garage sale
  • □ Pack items not often used
  • □ Label boxes by room and fragility

2 Weeks Prior To Moving

  • □ Transfer bank accounts
  • □ Transfer safety deposit boxes
  • □ Confirm forwarding address with USPS
  • □ Transfer services:
  • □ Electricity
  • □ Gas
  • □ Water
  • □ Phone
  • □ Cable
  • □ Internet

1 Week Prior To Moving

  • □ Take new home measurements for door frames, hallway width, etc.
  • □ Transfer prescriptions to your new pharmacy
  • □ Return library books & other borrowed items
  • □ Dispose of non-transportable household chemicals:
  • □ Lighter fluid
  • □ Gasoline
  • □ Propane tanks
  • □ Kerosene
  • □ Cleaning fluids

3 Days Prior To Moving

  • □ Defrost refrigerator/freezer
  • □ Verify payment amount with movers
  • □ Launder clothes
  • □ Set aside legal documents and valuables to be kept with you during the move
  • □ Finish any last-minute packing; leave only clothes and toiletries as necessary for the last few days
  • □ Pack a moving day kit:
  • □ First aid kit
  • □ Paper towels
  • □ Trash bags
  • □ Maps
  • □ Cloth towels
  • □ Toilet paper
  • □ Camera and film
  • □ Snacks
  • □ Plastic cutlery

Moving Day

  • □ Turn off: water, appliances, a/c, lights
  • □ Ensure mover has your immediate contact information
  • □ List all items/boxes loaded into moving truck
  • □ Be available onsite to assist movers with placement
  • □ Set up beds first
  • □ Allow electronic devices such as personal computers, TVs, and stereos to adjust to room temperature before use (24 hrs)

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