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Whether you are moving just across town or way across the country, moving can be an overwhelming task. There are a lot of things that need to be done, and it’s easy to forget something in the process.
From hiring movers or renting trucks to scheduling disconnects of utilities and the like, it’s no wonder when something goes undone.
To help you better remember all of the important tasks you need to do and people you need to notify during your move, Boxie24 Storage has put together our Best Moving Checklist.
While this list is not all-inclusive since everyone’s moving experience is unique, it does list the most common things people need to do when moving.
Feel free to print it off or add to it as you see fit.
Anytime you tackle a huge undertaking like moving, it’s a good idea to keep a running list of the things you need to do or remember.
The best moving checklist below is designed to help make moving easy and hassle-free. Also, check out our free moving tips and safe yourself even more time.
Sell home/end rental contract with landlord
Take measurements of new home (rooms, windows, etc.)
Obtain insurance on new residence
Schedule utilities disconnect at old residence and reconnect at new residence
Change address at post office
Find affordable moving company
Clear out unused or unwanted items
Schedule free pickup of the things you wish to store
Follow our moving tips when packing
Take large items apart for easy moving and storage
Clean both residences
Obtain help with moving from family and friends
Arrange childcare for small children on moving day
Make sure pets are safe and secure on moving day and in your new residence
Provide food and refreshments for helpers on moving day
Clean out freezer and refrigerator
Clean washing machine
Take down window treatments
Keep important documents separate and handy
Check and re-check all rooms to be sure nothing is left behind
Note all meter readings
Shut off power and gas supply
Return keys to landlord
Make copies of new keys
Health insurance company
Monthly magazine subscriptions
Department of Motor Vehicles
Chamber of Commerce
Cell phone company
Take measurements (rooms, windows, outlying buildings, etc.)
Find out garbage pickup day
Get special instructions from previous residents
Ask about important community events
Find out if pets are allowed, if renting
Inquire about utility company names
Ask about internet/cable providers
While this list may not contain everything you need to do when moving, we feel it gives you a good place to start.
Feel free to add to it as you need to in order to ensure your move is as stress-free as possible.
If you find yourself in need of extra space, Boxie24 Storage has a wide range of storage units in New York to meet your needs.
We have storage units for business purposes, too.
Give us a call to speak with a storage specialist today.