Your guide to staying on track before the moving truck shows up Move In Day Checklist

Your guide to staying on track before the moving truck shows up Move In Day Checklist

Your guide to staying on track before the moving truck shows up Move In Day Checklist

We know you’ve got a lot of moving pieces – we’re here to simplify the process

2 Months Out
  • Get estimates from moving companies and/or storage units.
  • Sketch or print your floor plan and start thinking about furniture placement.
  • Make a list of people you want to give your new address to when you move.
  • Go through each room of your home and designate items for donation or yard sale.
  • Take an inventory of your valuable belongings for insurance purposes.

6 Weeks Out
  • If you’re packing yourself, collect boxes and other necessary supplies.
  • Start packing the items you don’t access often.
  • Set an official moving date.
  • Settle on a moving company and make your reservations.
  • Make any necessary travel arrangements (don’t forget your pets).
  • If you have children, have their records transferred to their new school or daycare.
  • Obtain your medical records to give to future medical providers.
  • Contact your insurance consultant to research insurance carriers and tailor a policy for your new home.

Change your address and clean out your fridge because the move-in day is getting close!

1 Month Out
  • Check with your loan officer to make sure you’ve submitted everything needed for your loan application.
  • File with the post office to have your mail forwarded to your new address.
  • Call utility companies to cancel services at your current home and activate your services at your new place on the appropriate dates.
  • Pick up all items out for dry cleaning.
  • Pick up any prescriptions and have your prescriptions transferred to a pharmacy near your new home.
  • Properly dispose of cleaning solutions, flammable liquids and other items that can’t be moved.

1 Week Out
  • Call to confirm any travel arrangements.
  • Change your address with your financial institutions and other companies.
  • Send friends and family your new home address.
  • Pack a suitcase with a few days worth of clothing, toiletries and any valuables you prefer to keep with you.
  • Empty, defrost and clean out your refrigerator as well as drain your washing machine and hoses.
  • Arrange for childcare/pet care for moving day.
  • Confirm your reservation with the moving company and prepare your payment and tip for them.

Remember to coordinate with your moving company and turn off the lights before you leave

Moving Day
  • Supervise any moving company workers as they pack/move your belongings.
  • Leave a note to the new residents and include your new address in case the post office doesn’t forward your mail right away.
  • Scout out every room, cupboard and closet to make sure you don’t leave anything behind.
  • Turn off lights, lock windows and close and lock doors before you leave.