How to make a moving checklist

How to make a moving checklist

Organization is the key for a smooth move. That’s why you need to know how to make a moving checklist and start getting the details of your move.

This is the time to decide which of your belonging you are going to transport to your new home and which you are going to sell or donate. Contact your local charity organization or pick a date at least week before the moving. You can also organize a garage sale to get rid of some of the stuff you won’t be needing anymore.

Why do you need a moving checklist?

Creating a moving checklist is very important because moving is always complicated. Creating a moving checklist to follow during the move will greatly reduce your stress level and sometimes your moving costs.

What you need is to prepare a list of friends, relatives, businesses, utilities who should be notified of your upcoming move.

Here is how to create a moving checklist and what to include in it.:

Notifying utility companies

  • Electric
  • Gas
  • Water
  • Telephone / Internet
  • Trash
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Fuel

Changing Professional Services prior your move

  • Doctors
  • Dentists
  • Accountant
  • Lawyer / Broker
  • Insurance agency

Switching Personal Accounts

  • Pharmacy
  • Dry Cleaner
  • Lawn service
  • Bank/Finance Companies
  • Credit Card Companies
  • Laundry Service
  • Auto Finance Company

Subscriptions to Publications

You might want to cancel all local subscriptions and change the delivery address of the ones you want to receive.

  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Newsletters
  • Professional Journals

Government Offices

  • Department of motor vehicles.
  • Social Security Administration.
  • State/Federal Tax Bureaus.
  • City/County Tax Assessor.

We suggest you to keep your moving checklist with you at all times. Having the moving check list to refer to whenever necessary can be very handy. It will reduce the stress and will help you to finish sooner with your move.  Being organized is essential when moving.