MOVING CHECKLIST


The key to having a stress-free moving is organization. If you begin the organization and planning of your move with plenty of time, you’ll get better results and an efficient relocation. Looking at your home or business and see all the things that you have to do, can be overwhelming. Whether you are moving across the street or to another state, this process requires a lot of planning and hard work. If you don’t know how to start, we’ve got a complete moving checklist that will keep everything in perfect order.

-Two months before the moving
  • Decide your moving day. Before start packing, planning and organizing, you should pinpoint your moving day. Maybe is not easy nail down a date two months before but is important that you have an idea to work according to that. If you see this date constantly you’ll feel motivated to get everything done on time.
  • If you’ll need professional help, contact us and we’ll create the best plan according to your needs. We can help you during the entire process.
  • Go through every room and space of your home or business and start selecting the things you’ll keep and those you can donate or sell. Keep only the things that are very important for you.
  • Classify the items that will need special packing.
  • Create a folder with all your important documents such as passports, bank accounts, contracts, etc.
  • Start looking information about your new community. Investigate about your neighbor, facilities, services, and features. You’ll feel more comfortable when you move.
  • -Six weeks before the moving
    • If you decide packing on your own you should start organizing the supplies that you’ll need such as boxes, bags, tape, markers, bubble wrap, etc.
    • Use those things that you can’t take with you such as cleaning supplies and frozen foods.
    • Start packing the items that you don’t use: ornaments, art pieces, etc. While packing, label each box properly. Put the content and the room that belongs.
    • Create a list of the content of each box. This will help you to find the items easily.
    • Change your address at your local post office.
    • Confirm everything with our team of movers to continue arranging your move.
    -One month before the moving
    • Notify to your utility services of your move: electricity, water, gas, telephone, cable, Internet, etc.
    • Notify your new address to your banks, insurance providers, newspapers, pharmacy, etc.
    • Make the necessary arrangements to connect and disconnect your electrical devices.
    • Separate the items that you’ll personally transport to your new home such as jewelry, photos, important documents, etc.
    • If you have pets, you should start making the arrangements for the moving day.
    -Two weeks before the moving
    • Start planning the meals that you’ll eat for the following weeks. Use all the food that you have in the fridge.
    • Reconfirm all the arrangements with us to ensure that everything will happen according to schedule.
    • Make sure that your family and friends know about your relocation.
    • If you’ll drive, get your car tuned and ready for the moving trip.
    • Begin cleaning your new property and the one you’re moving out of.
    • Set aside all the items that you’ll need for the moving day. Start organizing a bag with personal things.
    • Get rid of the flammables, corrosives, and poisons.
    -One week before the moving
    • Finish packing all the items.
    • Collect all keys, alarm codes, and door openers.
    • Start packing suitcases with the clothes that you and your family will use for the first days in your new home.
    • Double-check all the details with us to make sure that we are making all according to schedule. Our team will work hard to fulfill your needs and exceed your expectations.
    • -Moving day

      The most important day has arrived! The new chapter of your life has begun and we’ll be by your side to facilitate all the process.

      • Finish packing the bag with your personal items that you’ll need for the trip. You may need toilet paper, snacks, bottled water and things you consider important.
      • Make sure that you have all the information about us.
      • Go to your local post office and pick up the mail.
      • Check all the rooms of your home to make sure that you don’t leave anything.
      • Confirm that you turn off all the supplies such as water, HVAC system, etc. Close the windows and turn off the lights.
      • Verify that your cell phone is completely charged for the trip.
      • Leave a note with your new address in case of stray mail.
      -After the moving
      • Enjoy your new home or business! This is the first thing that you have to do once you arrived. The moving is finished so you can relax and enjoy this new period in your life.
      • Start unpacking. With the list that you created it will be easy for you to find all the belongings that you need.
      • Explore the new neighborhood. Take a walk and find out where is everything. Talk with your neighbors and enjoy!
      • Even with the best checklist, moving can be stressful if you don’t have the patience, experience, and knowledge required. Affordable Pittsburg Movers is here to help you with everything. Call us at 925 232 4319.