Moving Checklist

The Ultimate Moving Checklist

Keep your moving experience smooth and efficient with these detailed moving checklists.

No matter how much preparation you do, moving day is always an overwhelming whirlwind of things to do, tasks, and responsibilities. The problem most people have is a lack of organization. They have an idea of what they want to see happening during their move, but they have no idea how to get there. At Coast to Coast Relocations, we’ve developed fool proof moving checklists designed to help make for a smoother, more efficient, and less stressful moving day. Throw all your anxiety and dread out the window and simply follow the details on these lists for a successful moving experience.

Long Term To Do List

Preparation for your move should start around a month beforehand. Follow these steps to get everything lined up successfully.

  1. Confirm the moving date with your desired moving company along with specifics of what they’ll cover and what they will not.
  2. If you’re handling the packaging, start buying all the necessary packaging supplies.
  3. Begin organizing clutter and getting rid of things you aren’t going to take with you.
  4. Throw away or donate belongings that don’t make the cut.
  5. If you have kids, get in touch with schools for transfer records.
  6. Contact the local post office to change your address.
  7. Notify all relevant vendors that you’re moving to a new home.

Short Term to Do List

Around one to two weeks before your moving day, there are some additional preparation steps you can take to ensure everything goes off without a hitch.

  1. Get together a bag of essentials you’ll need when all of your belongings are in transition.
  2. Label boxes as you go if you’re handling the packaging. Make sure to designate what’s in the boxes and in which room they belong.
  3. Begin calling utility providers to disconnect your services shortly after your moving day. Make sure to arrange new utilities at your new home.
  4. Contact service providers such as cable, lawn care, alarm systems, pest control, newspapers, and internet to switch off these services in preparation for your move.

Last Minute To Do List

When your moving date is just a week away, itis time to finalize the preparation. At this point, you’ll be placing the final touches on your move.

  1. Send your change of address forms to relevant authorities.
  2. Give your home a deep clean or hire a professional cleaning service.
  3. Finish placing your belongings into boxes with accurate labels.
  4. Make plans for younger children and pets to go somewhere during moving day to reduce stress.
  5. Arrange transportation to your new home.
  6. Contact your moving company if you have any last minute questions or concerns.

The Final To Do List

Moving day is finally here! After months of preparation and patience, you’re finally ready to make the final steps of the transition. Here are some steps you should take on moving day to ensure the move is smooth.

  1. Make sure movers can access your home by removing any obstructions such as boxes or toys and even weather related obstacles such as ice or snow.
  2. Pack a moving suitcase full of essentials you’ll need for the amount of time it takes to move. Longer distance transitions will require you to take a bit more stuff.
  3. Be home when the moving company is scheduled to arrive so you can make sure everyone’s on the same page about what needs to happen.
  4. When your belongings are all loaded onto the moving truck, perform a final walkthrough of the home to make sure everything is packed up. Close and lock all the windows and doors too!

Relocating can be easy and hassle free when you’re working with the right moving company. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help!

*Disclaimer : Coast to Coast Relocations is a federally licensed moving broker. It is not a motor carrier and does not own moving trucks. Coast to Coast Relocations will generate a quote for you based on the details of your intended move as well as the availability of licensed motor carriers in Coast to Coast Relocations network. After you submit your information to Coast to Coast Relocations through our website, you will receive a rough estimate by phone and email. However, please be prepared to go over a detailed inventory of your property to be moved, as a detailed inventory is necessary to receive an accurate quote and written estimate.

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