Moving Checklist

This moving checklist will help you stay organized and on top of your move over time.

4 Weeks Out

  • Contact new schools and arrange record transfer
  • Medical and veterinary records
  • Copies of birth certificate
  • Send change of address cards
  • Begin sorting and self-pack
  • Contact charities for unwanted items
  • Insurance at old and new location
  • Contact mover(s) for estimate

3 Weeks Out

  • Schedule utilities shutoff at old residence
  • Notify post office
  • Schedule utilities turn on at new residence
  • Arrange travel plans

2 Weeks Out

  • Transfer bank account(s) and empty safe deposit box
  • Meet with family and friends for “good byes”
  • Take a deep breath, it’s only just begun

1 Week Out

  • Discontinue services (paper, gardener, etc.)
  • Schedule house cleaning
  • Purchase Travelers checks
  • Review Moving Checklist for pending matters

2 Days Out

  • Check with Realtor
  • Pack personal items and luggage
  • Close bank accounts
  • Defrost freezer
  • Pick up developed film you forgot
  • Return library books
  • Pick up clothing from cleaners
  • Pack important papers and jewelry

Move Day

  • Confirm paperwork with movers (delivery dates, address, phone)
  • Oversee inventory, walk house, don’t leave until movers leave
  • Lock door and remind yourself that this was a good idea