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A Moving to DO List

For the Organized Mover

2 Months Out

  • Sort your closets, drawers, cabinets, or any areas that cause concern.
    Analyze what items can be thrown away or donated.
  • Analyze what items can be thrown away or donated. 
  • Reserve transportation (moving truck or portable container).
  • Book loading and unloading help.
  • Take pictures of your home to identify what goes where and how you styled your shelves, nightstands. counter space, etc.


6 Weeks Out

  • Notify Current services that you will be moving and start to obtain important documents.
    • Schools, banks, doctors, and pharmacies
  • Arrange additional help with pet care, childcare, or general manpower.
  • Create a specific game plan for the next six weeks.

1 Month Out

  • Purchase boxes, tape, and other important moving necessities.
  • Contact current services to cancel:
    • Gas
    • Electric
    • Cable
    • Garbage
    • Newspapers
  • Contact these same services in your new area to start upon moving in.

1 Week Out

  • Pack, pack, and pack.
  • Label your boxes.
  • Contact a locksmith to make an appointment for move-in day at your new place.
  • Create a moving day survival kit.
  • Forward your mailing address.
  • Keep packing!


On Moving Day

  • Do a final walkthrough to make sure you have everything!
  • Inform your movers of any special instructions or general information.
  • Pay your movers.
  • Don't forget your pre-packed moving day survival guide for all of the day's essentials!


After the Move

  • Unpack and get organized
  • Celebrate
  • Confirm your new address with:
    • Employer
    • Bank
    • Doctors
    • DMV
    • Creditors
  • Leave a review for your movers.