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.

Download the pdf version here.

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:

  • Telephone

  • Cable

  • Gas/Electricity/Water

  • Garbage

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:

  • Aerosol Cans

  • Cleaning Fluid

  • Ammunition

  • Fireworks

  • Household Liquids

  • Oil Cans/Paint/Thinner

  • Propane Tanks

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)

  • Snacks/Instant Coffee

  • Scissors/Pocket Knife

  • Garbage Bags

  • Change of Clothes

  • Dish Soap and Towel

  • Pet Food and Dish

  • Flashlight

  • Portable Tool Kit

  • Towels

  • All-Purpose Cleaner (unopened)

  • Mug/Plate/Cutlery

  • Shower Curtain

  • Important Records/Documents

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?

The busiest days to move are the last three days of every month. Call today to book ahead!


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