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Your Comprehensive Moving Day Checklist

Moving can be a stressful and overwhelming experience, but with a well-organized moving checklist, you can make the process smoother and more manageable for everyone involved. Continue reading our blog and dive into our thorough moving day checklist to find out just how easy True Neighbor will make moving day for you.

Six to Eight Weeks Before Moving Day

To ensure an easy and organized move, it’s ideal to start planning your move at least six to eight weeks before the big day. Here are some tasks you should consider:

  • Choose a moving date and book a moving company.
  • Create a budget for the move and factor in all costs, including moving expenses, packing supplies, and other related costs.
  • Declutter your home and get rid of items you no longer need or want. If you need a dumpster, just ask! We are happy to arrange one at no cost to you.
  • Start packing non-essential items that you won’t need until after the move.  
  • Identify items that you will leave behind for True Neighbor to dispose of.
  • Notify your utility providers of your upcoming move and arrange for disconnection and reconnection at your new home.

Four to Six Weeks Before Moving Day

As you get even closer to your move, there are a few things you need to do around this time. Here’s what to focus on:

  • Contact your insurance company to update your homeowner’s or renter’s insurance.
  • Research and arrange for new services, such as internet, phone, and cable at your new home.
  • Start packing items that you don’t use frequently, such as seasonal clothing or decorations.
  • Establish a space in your home to put the items you are leaving behind.
  • Create an inventory of your belongings and label all boxes.
  • Notify important contacts such as banks, schools, and healthcare providers of your new address.

Two to Four Weeks Before Moving Day

The last few weeks before your move may mean you’re feeling stressed. Ensure you stay ahead and stay organized. Here’s what to do two to four weeks out:

  • Confirm your moving date and time with your moving company.
  • Notify your employer of your move and request time off if necessary.
  • Pack all non-essential items, including decorations and extra linens.
  • Pack a box of essentials that you’ll need immediately after moving, such as toiletries and a change of clothes. (Label this box and ensure it’s not tucked away in the back of the moving truck)

One Week Before Moving Day

With just a week to go, it’s time to focus on the final details. Here’s what to do:

  • Confirm all arrangements with your moving company.
  • Empty your refrigerator and freezer, or leave the expired foods behind
  • Pack a box with items you’ll need on moving day, such as snacks and water.
  • Don’t worry about cleaning, you sold your home as is!

Moving Day

It’s time to move! Here’s what to do:

  • Do a final walkthrough of your home to ensure you haven’t left anything behind. Don’t worry, if we find something that looks important, we will let you know!
  • Say goodbye to your old home and double-check that you have everything you need.
  • Meet your moving company at your new home and oversee the move-in process.
  • Unpack essential items and start settling into your new home.
  • If something goes wrong, call us! We can be flexible and will work with you to fix the problem.

Moving can be a challenging process, but with this moving checklist, you can stay organized and on top of everything. Remember to take breaks, stay hydrated, and ask for help if you need it. Do you still have questions about True Neighbor and our services? Contact us today to speak with a professional about how we can make this process stress free.