Two Months Before

  • Decide the best moving option
  • Choose a storage facility
  • Pack non-essential items
  • Start an inventory list
  • Collect boxes/packing materials
  • Give away unwanted items
  • Create a plan for fragile items
  • Purchase items for new home

One Month Before

  • Schedule utility connection
  • Switch mail subscriptions
  • Change/cancel local accounts
  • Notify credit card companies
  • Fill out change of address form
  • Notify family and friends

One Week Before

  • Clean fridge of unwanted food
  • Dispose of flammable items
  • Prepare a 24-hour box
  • Confirm moving arrangements
  • Confirm moving of pets
  • Take apart small furniture items
  • Arrange time off work for move
  • Pack items you’ll move yourself

Day of Move

  • Review paperwork with movers
  • Inspect furniture with mover
  • Do a final walkthrough
  • Provide a phone # to movers
  • Leave contact info in old home
  • Check for damages after move
  • Clean new home
  • Begin to unpack
  • Get copies of your keys
  • Update your home inventory


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