A Simplified Moving Checklist for a Stress-Free Relocation
Updated: Sep 5
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So you have sold your home and now are faced with the task of moving. Moving to a new home is an exciting and significant life event that can be made easier with a well-organized plan. Here's a moving checklist to guide you through the process.
1. 6-8 Weeks Before Moving:
- Create a moving binder or digital folder for moving related documents and estimates.
- Set a budget to cover moving expenses (including moving services, packing materials, or travel expenses).
- Research and compare moving companies if hiring professionals.
2. 4-6 Weeks Before Moving:
- Declutter room by room by sorting and deciding what to keep, donate, or sell.
- Notify your landlord (if renting) or realtor (if selling) about your move-out date.
- Start packing non-essential items, such as seasonal clothing or décor. labeling boxes clearly with contents, the room they belong to, as well as priority (for unpacking).
3. 2-4 Weeks Before Moving:
- Update your address with the post office and important institutions, such as banks or insurance companies, etc..
- Arrange utility (electricity, water, gas, internet, cable) disconnections and installations at your new home.
- Notify schools and medical providers about your move.
4. 1-2 Weeks Before Moving:- Confirm moving details with your chosen moving company or rental truck provider.
- Pack essentials separately for easy access on moving day, such as toiletries, medications, important documents, and change of clothes.
- Finish packing rest of belongings and prepare large appliances for your move, if taking.
5. Moving Day:
- Supervise or aid in the moving process, ensuring everything is loaded properly and accounted for.
- Do a final check of each room to ensure nothing is left behind.
- Keep important documents easily accessible in your moving binder.
6. After the Move:
- Inspect belongings for any damage during transit.
- Begin unpacking, prioritizing essentials first.
- Update local information like driver's license and voter registration.