Your Ultimate Moving Checklist
Unless you're moving from apartment to apartment every year, the odds are that you are not totally sure of what to expect when planning for your next move. Not only is "what to do" but "when to do it" comes to mind when moving. Moving can feel a bit overwhelming, which is why we put together the ultimate checklist to help you be prepared for moving your home with success. Totable is here to make your move pain-free. By following this checklist prior to your move, you will be as prepared as possible for a stress-free moving day.
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3-4 WEEKS PRIOR TO MOVE
Book a moving company! Book online at Totable.com or call us at 1.800.484.0289.
Make an inventory of everything to be moved
Donate any unwanted clothing or furniture
Book the moving elevator and confirm parking arrangement for truck
Contact insurance company to transfer policies (life, homeowners)
Review Tax deductions on moving expenses
Request change of address kit from post-office
Prepare a list of friends, business firms and personal accounts who should be notified of your upcoming move
Arrange cut-off/activation dates for utility companies:
2 WEEKS PRIOR TO MOVE
Purchase any moving supplies - visit Totable.com to access our full catalogue of supplies with free delivery!
Make an appointment with a service technician to prepare major appliances for shipment (i.e. plumber, electrician)
Have rugs and draperies cleaned and leave wrapped when returned
Obtain written appraisal of antique items to verify value
Make a plan to dispose of flammables that can’t be transported:
1 WEEK PRIOR TO MOVE
Check furniture for dents and scratches
Label items you need to access easily
Clean out the refrigerator/plan to defrost and dry 1 day before move
Drain equipment: water hoses, propane tank, gas/oil lawnmowers
Schedule to have utilities turned on at your new home
Make a plan to transport house plants
Confirm travel arrangements for pets and family
DAY OF MOVE
Designate boxes and items as “last load” items
All loose items are packed into boxes with the top closed
All electronics are unplugged from a power source. Plasma TV’s should be unplugged the day before so they are at room temperature on move day.
All pictures are removed from the walls
All boxes are labeled with their destination room in your new home on the top and sides of each box
All heavy and breakable items are removed from dressers and desks
All contents are removed from appliances
All items are removed from the top of furniture
All linens are removed from beds
All rooms, closets, cabinets have been checked
Disassemble bedroom sets to save time
Prepare an essentials box:
Toilet Paper (unopened)
Change of Clothes
Dish Soap and Towel
Pet Food and Dish
Portable Tool Kit
All-Purpose Cleaner (unopened)
Before you leave the house:
Water shut off
A/C shut off
Lights turned off
Windows shut and locked
Surrender house keys
Check for items left behind
DID YOU KNOW?
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