Moving Checklist and Timeline
Four Weeks Before Moving Day
❏ Decide what you're bringing with you to your new home.
❏ Don’t buy more food (especially frozen food) then is necessary.
❏ Decide how your furniture and other items will be moved.
❏ Arrange records (school, medical, legal, financial, etc.) to obtain your new home address.
❏ Schedule a moving service company for your moving date.
❏ If you have children, talk to them about the move and get them involved.
Three Weeks Before Moving Day
❏ Send change of address information to the post office and other businesses.
Two Weeks Before Moving Day
❏ Start packing non-essential items
❏ Schedule a date for a service firm to disconnect and prepare the appliances you are moving.
❏ Start planning to disconnect utilities
❏ Arrange for any services for your new home that will be easier to accomplish before you arrive (painting, carpeting, cleaning).
❏ Plan out where your furniture will be placed in your new home. One Week Before Moving Day
❏ Finish packing your suitcase and essential items.
❏ Take down any light fixtures, curtain rods, shelves and other items you are taking with you.
❏ Leave a clear workspace for the movers.
❏ Identify any fragile items, items you are taking with you, and the items that you are leaving behind. Moving Out Day
❏ Stay home until the moving van has departed.
❏ Do a final check to make sure that nothing has been left behind.
❏ Make sure doors and windows are locked and all utilities are off or disconnected.
❏ Make sure the keys are transferred.
Moving In Day
❏ Make sure your utilities are connected.
❏ Make arrangements for appliance installation.
❏ Check the items that are being unloaded from the moving van.
Now enjoy your new home!