In order to help you have a smooth transition from your old place to your new one, we’ve put together a handy moving checklist for moving day. It’s broken up into four sections, starting 1 to 2 months before, then a couple weeks before, the day before, and then the day of. The sooner you start working down this moving to do list, the better.
1-2 months before moving day
At this point, you have either found your new home or apartment or at least have started looking. You have a moving day in mind so you can start hiring movers and decluttering around the house. This is the perfect time to try and get rid of as many things as possible to make your moving day easier.
1-2 weeks before the move
You’ve signed a lease at your new apartment or bought your new home. Now it’s game time. Start packing your things, starting with off-season clothes, unused books, and movies, and ultimately pack everything you don’t use every day. It’s also the perfect opportunity to notify your utility companies and subscription services of the move, ask off work, and find a sitter for your pets and children. We’ve also put together some great moving hacks and tips to help while you pack.
Day before the move
Your house is packed up and you’re living our of suitcases. You’re prepared for the move, so the last thing is to finalize the moving day details, making sure everyone is in the right place at the right time. This is also the perfect opportunity to say one last goodbye to your neighbors.
Day of the move
The day has finally come for you to move. You’re not stressed at all because you’ve prepared meticulously for it. Stick to your playbook and keep this moving checklist close and it should go off without a hitch. Good luck and have fun moving!