MAKE YOUR MOVE: Weekly Moving Checklist

Moving Day Checklist

Now that we’ve helped you sell your home, it’s time to begin thinking about what
you need to get done prior to moving. For most of us, the idea of packing everything
we own can become a daunting task. We want to take some stress out of the
process and help to streamline the planning for you. We’ve created a week by week
guide to help you stay on task and compiled some quick lists.

Weekly Moving Checklist

6 WEEKS PRIOR:
– Obtaining quotes from moving companies
– Start working on a moving budget
– Create binder with all important documents
– Gather records from medical providers (if moving to new area)
– Start researching medical providers (if moving to new area)
– Book travel plans (if moving to new area)
– Ask for help from family/friends

Weekly Moving Checklist

5 WEEKS PRIOR:
– Clean out closets / attic / garage
– Organize belongings: Donate, Keep, Sell, Eliminate
– Secure movers, if needed
– Plan where things will go at your new home
– Begin gathering boxes & purchasing moving supplies

(Here’s What You Might Need)

Weekly Moving Checklist

4 WEEKS PRIOR:
– Begin notifying utility providers about move
– Take donated items to the appropriate places
(file away potential tax deductions)
– Reserve a rental truck, if needed
– Separate valuables that you will transport personally
– Reduce all unnecessary spending
– Clean out pantry & plan meals around what you have

(Here’s What You Might Need)

Weekly Moving Checklist

3 WEEKS PRIOR:
– Decide how to organize your boxes by room
(Color coding or numbering are the most popular ways)
– Assign a number or color to each room
– Start packing up some of the rooms that have less use
(Plan to start packing a little everyday from here until your move)

Weekly Moving Checklist

2 WEEKS PRIOR:
– Arrange childcare while moving, if needed
– Forward medical records (if moving to new area)
– Confirm travel plans (if moving to new area)
– Schedule leave with employer during move
– Confirm rental truck or appointment with movers
– Notify companies / people about change of address

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1 WEEK PRIOR:
– Pack a suitcase with things you will need for a week.
– Make travel arrangements for pets, if needed
– Purchase moving insurance for valuables and antiques
– Fill prescriptions needed prior to move

MOVING DAY:
– Supervise move
– Conduct a final cleaning