Moving Checklist – What to Do And Where to Start

Moving Checklist
Moving Date:
New Address:
Moving Company:
Moving Company contact info:
Realtor Contact Information:
Building / Property Manager:

While Packing:
 Clearly label each box for each room – color coding also is helpful for quick reference (use a colored piece of paper to label boxes with – this also helps if you plan to recycle boxes)
 Find out if your moving company supplies reusable boxes at no cost for your move
 Prior to packing the moving truck – send any unwanted items to Donation Centers

Prior to the Move, Plan your Utlitities and Other Basics (cancel current providers or set up new ones):
 Electricity:
 Gas:
 Water:
 TV/Cable/Satellite:
 Wifi Provider:
 Landline Phone (if applicable):

Work out Your Wish List for Your New Home:
 Toaster
 Coffee Maker
 Kettle
 Microwave
 Blender
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Before you Unpack:
 Make a floor plan for your furniture
 Check your new home one last time for faults or damages and record them
 Deep clean your home

The Unpacking Stage:
 Make clear pathways for your ability to move around the home with ease while carrying boxes
 Utilize your pre thought out floor plan to place your furniture – ie bed, dresser , couch
 Start unpacking your bedroom(s)
 Move onto unpacking your bathroom(s)
 Arrange your kitchen and unpack your food & appliances
 Arrange your living room
 Arrange your laundry room (if applicable)
 Unpack any other rooms of the house

Stocking Up Your Fridge & Pantry:
 Cooking oil
 Salt/Pepper/Spices
 Coffee & / or Tea
 Condiments – ketchup/mustard/mayo/jams
 Sugar/Flour
 Pasta/Rice
 Cereals
 Cooking sauces
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Decoration Wish List:
 Curtains / Blinds
 Throw Pillows
 Lamps
 Area Rugs
 Bathroom Accessories
 Plants
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Outside spaces, tools, gardening:
 Lawnmower / Weed Wacker
 Shovel
 Broom
 Rake
 Screwdrivers
 Hammer
 Stepladder
 Patio Furniture
 Tool Shed
 Storage Box for outdoor toys / cushions for furniture etc.
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Security:
 Door Locks – change them?
 Garage Door Opener – Change code?
 Garage Door Keypad – Change code?
 Home Alarm System – set up?
 Fire Alarm
 CO2 Alarm
 Radon Detector (in older properties – new ones come equipped)
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