Moving Checklist

Moving to another city or state is a big change and takes careful planning in order to ensure a smooth transition. Whether you are starting a new job, career, or relocating to go to school, preparation is the key to ensuring that nothing is overlooked. Here is a checklist that may help as you get ready to move.

Two Months Before
• Decide the best moving option
• Choose a storage facility
• Pack non-essential items
• Start an inventory list
• Collect boxes/packing materials
• Give away unwanted items
• Create a plan for fragile items
• Purchase items for new home

One Month Before
• Schedule utility connection
• Switch mail subscriptions
• Change/ cancel local accounts
• Notify family and friends

One Week Before
• Clean fridge of unwanted food
• Dispose of flammable items
• Prepare a 24-hour box
• Confirm moving arrangements
• Confirm moving of pets
• Take apart small furniture items
• Arrange time off work for move
• Pack items you’ll move yourself

Day Of Move
• Review paperwork with movers
• Inspect furniture with mover
• Do a final walkthrough
• Provide a phone number to movers
• Leave contact information in old residence
• Clean new home
• Begin unpacking
• Get copies of your new keys

**If you are doing the packing be sure to have it done before the moving crew arrives. Mark each box with your name and the room where you want it placed.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us online at or call (513) 795-0661—we look forward to working with you!