Moving Checklist


 Simplify! Anything you don’t want moved should be out of your home.
 Make a list of people and businesses to notify about your new address.
 Get packing supplies: BOXES, TAPE, PAPER/BUBBLE WRAP for delicate
items. We can provide you with this.
 Label boxes as you pack. Code them for where you want them put in your new home.
 Check all furniture and note any scratches or dents.
 Drain all fluids from hoses, lawn mowers, propane tanks, etc.


 Take down and pack all pictures and hanging items. Of course, we can help with this.
 Make sure all loose items and electronics are packed.
 Remove all fragile items from dressers and desks.
 Pack a bag with a change of clothes and toiletries to keep with you for
the first night.


 Be well packed and clearly labelled.
 Have everything cleared out that is not to be moved.
 Remove blankets and linens from beds and pack them up.
 Take the beds apart before the move.
 Clean out and pack the bathrooms—these items will be needed right
away at the new place.
 During load up, close doors on rooms that are complete.
 Direct traffic at the front of the house during the unload, informing the
movers where each piece goes. If your boxes are well labeled, things will go much more smoothly.


 Secure designated parking as close to the house or apartment as
 If there is a difficult area to move things through, having items empty
and disassembled helps.
 Any dressers that have more than 3 rows should be emptied. Drawers
can be left in because they take less space as one piece.


 Set a goal: 1 room per day per person should give you enough time.
 Remember: the heavier the item, the smaller the box.
 Boxes that aren’t full aren’t stackable. If you can’t fill a box, stuff the
remaining space with paper.
 Don’t pack boxes on moving day. You’ll end up losing track of things!

Have a happy move!