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Moving is a huge undertaking. It’s not uncommon to lose sight of the many things that should be done throughout the process. From packing your belongings to scheduling disconnects and reconnects of utilities and everything in between, it’s no surprise when something is forgotten.
To help you remember everything you need to do during your move, Boxie24 Storage has put together our best moving checklist.
This list contains a comprehensive collection of tasks to complete and people to notify when you move. While it’s not all-inclusive, we think it gives you a great start, and you can always add to it as you think of other things you need to do.
Terminate rental contract/sell home
Take measurements of new home
Arrange rental/homeowners insurance for new residence
Schedule utilities connection
Change address with post office
Acquire estimates from different moving companies
Get rid of unwanted items
Schedule free pickup of your things for storage (if available in your area)
Pack your things right using our free moving tips
Disassemble large furniture for easy moving and storage
Clean old and new residence
Ask family and friends to help with moving
Arrange daycare for small children on moving day
Make arrangements to keep pets safe and comfortable on moving day and in the new house
Have a plan for food and beverages on moving day
Clean out refrigerator and freezer
Clean out washing machine
Take down curtains
Keep important papers separate
Check all rooms to ensure nothing is left behind
Record all meter readings
Shut off gas and power supply
Turn in keys
Make copies of new keys, if necessary
Health insurance company
Monthly magazine subscriptions
Department of Motor Vehicles
Chamber of Commerce
Cell phone company
Measurements of all rooms and/or buildings
Day of week for garbage pickup
Special instructions from previous owners
Important points about the community
If renting, are pets allowed?
Utility companies’ names
Cable and/or internet providers
We hope the checklists above help you make a smooth transition from your old home to your new one. Feel free to print off this moving checklist and add to it as you see fit.
If you’re in need of a temporary or long-term self storage unit, Boxie24 Storage has a wide variety of sizes and types to meet your needs. We even have business storage solutions, too. Give us a call and speak with one of our storage experts.