Moving Checklist for an Efficient Move

While Titan Moving will do our everything in our power to ensure your move is smooth and efficient from start to finish – we’ve created a moving checklist for you to have an efficient move from 4-6 weeks before your move up until moving day!

4-6 Weeks Before Moving Day:

  1. Create a moving binder or folder to keep all your moving-related documents and receipts organized.
  2. Take inventory of your belongings and decide what you want to keep, donate, or sell.
  3. Research and hire a reputable moving company (like us:) or start gathering quotes if you plan to do it yourself.
  4. Notify your current landlord or real estate agent about your move-out date.
  5. Start collecting packing supplies such as boxes, tape, bubble wrap, and markers.
  6. Begin packing non-essential items, starting with items you rarely use.
  7. Inform utility companies, internet providers, and other service providers about your upcoming move and schedule disconnection or transfer of services.
  8. Notify your insurance company about your move and inquire about transferring or updating your policies.

3 Weeks Before Moving Day:

  1. Submit a change of address form to the post office and update your address with relevant institutions such as banks, credit card companies, and subscriptions.
  2. Begin packing more frequently used items while labeling boxes with their contents and destination rooms.
  3. Confirm arrangements with your moving company or make sure you have a solid plan in place if you’re moving on your own.
  4. Arrange for the transfer or cancellation of any local memberships or subscriptions.

2 Weeks Before Moving Day:

  1. Make arrangements for the transfer of your children’s school records if necessary.
  2. Pack a suitcase with essential items you’ll need during the first few days in your new home.
  3. Confirm the details and logistics with the moving company, ensuring everyone is on the same page.
  4. Clean and organize your current home, making sure everything is in order for the move-out inspection.
  5. Set aside important documents, valuables, and personal items that you’ll carry with you during the move.

1 Week Before Moving Day:

  1. Finish packing all non-essential items, leaving only essentials for the final days.
  2. Confirm the delivery date and time with the moving company, if applicable.
  3. Defrost and clean your refrigerator and freezer, making sure they’re ready to be moved.
  4. Dispose of any hazardous materials that cannot be transported.
  5. Pack a box of essentials like toiletries, snacks, and cleaning supplies for your first day in the new home.
  6. Make arrangements for the care of pets or children on moving day if needed.

Moving Day:

  1. Double-check that all your belongings are packed and ready to go before the movers arrive.
  2. Do a final walkthrough of your old home to ensure nothing is left behind.
  3. Provide the movers with clear instructions and contact information for the new location.
  4. Lock up your old home and ensure all utilities are turned off.
  5. Arrive at your new home and guide movers to the correct rooms for unloading.
  6. Verify that all your belongings have been delivered and are in good condition.
  7. Begin unpacking and settling into your new home, taking it one room at a time.

Remember, this checklist we’ve created is just a general guide. You may need to adapt it based on your specific needs and timeline. Planning ahead and staying organized will help make your move as smooth and efficient as possible!

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