The Basic Moving Checklist – for the “Pro’s”

Posted By Tiffany on Jan 21, 2014


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The Basic Moving Checklist for the Pro's

 

Do you feel like a "Pro" at Moving?

 

This is the go-to checklist for the person whose moved, and moved, and moved again – they just want a comprehensive, printable, task list.

 Notifications 1 – 2  months out

 

Utilities

Personal Accounts

  •     Pharmacy
  •     Electric
  •     Dry Cleaner/ Laundry Service
  •     Gas
  •     Lawn Service
  •     Water
  •     Clean out Safe Deposit Box
  •     Telephone
  •     Health Club
  •     Cable/Satellite
  •     Exterminator/snow removal, etc
  •     Trash
  •     Bank/Finance Companies
  •     Fuel (Oil/Propane)
  •     Credit Card Companies
  •     Sewer
  •     Auto Finance Company

Professional Services

Publications

  •     Doctor(s)
  •     Newspapers
  •     Dentist
  •     Magazines
  •     Accountant
  •     Newsletters
  •     Lawyer
  •     Professional Journals
  •     Broker/financial planner
  •     Monthly memberships 
  •     Insurance Agency
  •     {Book clubs, Netflix, Coffee subscription, etc.}
  •     Health Insurance Provider
 
  •     Schools
 

Government Offices

  •     Department of Motor Vehicles
  •     Social Security Administration
  •     State/Federal Tax Bureaus (IRS)
  •     City/County Tax Assessor
  •     Veterans Administration
  •     Secretary of State if transferring business

2 Weeks Out

  •     Make travel plans/reservations
  •     Discard of Non-Allowables
  •     Prepare Appliances for Moving
  •     Drain Water from Garden Hoses

1 Week Out

  •     Finish Packing
  •     Fill Prescriptions
  •     Cash
  •     Health Certificate/Travel Papers for Pets
  •     Pack Suitcases
  •     Determination of House Plants
  •     Schedule House Cleaning
  •     Empty Gym Locker, etc.
  •     Return Library Books, etc.
  •     Collect Items from Cleaners, etc.
  •     Prepare Move-In Packet for New Home Owners

1 Day Out

First Night Box

  •     Basic Tools
  •     Water
  •     Swiss Army Knife
  •     Snacks
  •     Basic Cleaning Supplies
  •     Coffee Maker, Coffee & Filters
  •     Small Dust Broom & Dust Pan
  •     Canned goods & Can Opener
  •     Step Ladder
  •     Paper Plates, Cups, Silverware, Towels
  •     Plunger
  •     Corkscrew and/or Bottle Opener
  •     Fly swatter
  •     Folding chair & TV tray
  •     Garbage bags
  •     Light Bulbs
  •     Door Stop
  •     Power Strip with Extension Cord
  •     Air Mattress
  •     Flashlight
  •     Bed Linens
  •     Candles & Matches
  •     Travel Alarm Clock
  •     Cell Phone & Cell Phone Charger
  •     Curtains & push pins
  •     Items for Children – consider safety gate
  •     Clothes
  •     Food, Bowls for Pets – consider pet gate
  •     Toiletries for 2-3 days
 
  •     Shower Curtain
 
  •     Medicine

 

 

Important Documents/ Items Value to Keep On Hand

  •     Airline Tickets – if applicable
  •     Address Books
  •     Family Photos
  •     Home Videos
  •     Car Titles
  •     Financial Documents (i.e. stocks, bonds, CDs, tax records, deeds)
  •     Insurance Policies
  •     Medical/ Dental records
  •     Prescription Medicine
  •     Jewelry & Furs
  •     Laptop/ Computer - along with backup files
  •     School Records
  •     Veterinary Records
  •     Work Projects
  •     New Home Documents
  •     Keys

Before Leaving

  • Check remaining Appliances for Belongings
  •     Unplug Appliances
  •     Collect all Spare Keys
  •     Leave Keys for New Owners/Renters (unless surrendered at Closing)
  •     Leave Garage Door Opener for New Owners/Renters
  •     Shut off Water
  •     Shut off Furnace/ AC
  •     Lock Windows, Turn off Lights & Close Doors
  •     Lock Garage
  •     Check Outside of Home for Belongings
  •     Lock Storage Shed

Visit the home page of this series, The Ultimate Movers Guide for more tips with any other aspect of moving or packing.

 

What do you make sure to include on your Moving Checklist?

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