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The Move-tastic Moving Checklist

The Move-tastic Moving Checklist


These helpful moving tips will speed up your move (and reduce your costs). Download and print our Move-tastic moving checklist today!

One month before your move

Create a folder to keep all records related to the move. You can also use a legal-sized envelope.

If you are going to need temporary or permanent storage for some of your items now is the best time to figure it out. The Move-tastic! office would love to help you. Just drop us a line!

Schedule the turn on and turn off of your utilities: Phone, Internet, Cable, Water, Garbage, Gas, and Electric services.

Figure out a floor plan of the new home to figure out what furniture you can take with you and what new furniture you may need to get.

Hold a garage sale or go through all of your belongings and donate what you don’t need to the Salvation Army they’ll even do a pick up for free.

Contact schools, doctors, and dentists to transfer your records to the new location and to get referrals from them as appropriate.

Move-tastic! will deliver packing materials to your home ahead of time for a small fee! If you would rather handle acquiring packing materials yourself, now is the time to start collecting boxes, tape, and all related packing materials to keep your belongings safe as they are being transported.

Make any home repairs that you may need to make (especially if a deposit is on the line). Get it over with. If you need advice on finding a handyman, just call the Move-tastic! office.

Start using up food in your pantry and refrigerator so you don’t have to move too much to your new home.

3 weeks before your move

Need help packing? We would love to assist you! However, if you’re up to tackling it yourself, make sure to pack all loose items into boxes and/or bags (this is the single most important step that you can take).

Make sure to keep boxes well labeled by room as well as those holding fragile materials.

Use smaller boxes for books and other heavy items.

Bag soft items (clothes, bedding, etc.) in kitchen trash bags or contractor bags.

Separate out any valuables that you will need to move yourself (keep them together).

Set a box aside that will be filled with items you will need the day you move.

Fill out a change of address form with the U.S. Postal Service (don’t wait until the last minute or mail you need won’t be at your new home).

Make sure that friends, families, neighbors, and employers all have your new address.

Notify your insurance and credit card companies of your change of address.

2 weeks before your move

If you will need items right away, make sure you pack them separately and don’t just throw them in one gigantic box.

Make sure you have enough time off of work around the move (coordinate it with your employer)

If you have children or pets make sure you have someone lined up to watch them on moving day.

If you need a place to board your pet, Move-tastic! works with a couple great pet businesses just ask us!

Begin packing suitcases to have all necessary items (some clothes and toiletries) handy.

Cancel the following services at the old home: newspaper/magazines, housecleaning, lawncare and water delivery.

Get rid of any flammables such as paint, propane, gas, etc. Move-tastic! will take your grill, just not your propane tank as it’s a hazardous material.

Continue trying to use up any perishable food.

1 week before your move

Clear hallways and stairways of obstructions so that large furniture items may be loaded into the truck first.

If possible, pack stereos, TVs, and computers in their original boxes with their original packing material.

Empty the contents of drawers.

Defrost and clean the refrigerator.

Pack a bag of snacks and water bottles to make sure you have ample supply on moving day.

Make sure to separate and hang on to the things you are moving yourself.

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