Packing and moving boxes are only a few parts of the moving process. While moving to a new home can be stressful, keeping track of everything you’ll need to do in the months leading up to your move will make the experience easier. Save or print out this moving checklist from CenturyLink to stay organized throughout the entire moving process.
Moving checklist: two months out
Get organized. Create a folder or three-ring binder to store your checklist and other documents you’ll need for the big move. Keep track of receipts, contact info and any other records or documentation related to your move.
Start student transfers. If your children will be moving schools, it’s important to transfer their student records to their new school district. Organize any information that their new school might need.
Clear out the clutter. Start to organize unwanted items to donate before the move. Moving to a new home is a great time to declutter old clothing, furniture, and sports equipment that you no longer need.
Moving checklist: six weeks out
Order moving supplies. When you start packing your belongings, you’ll want to be prepared. Order boxes, tape, bubble wrap, and any other supplies you might need ahead of time.
Use up foods and supplies. Moving perishable foods and household supplies is an unnecessary hassle –start using up items you won’t want to move.
Measure furniture. It’s important to measure your furniture and the new rooms you’ll be moving into before moving day. Create a game plan for what rooms each item will be moved into.
Schedule time off. Taking time off from work for your move will save stress. If possible, plan a three-day weekend to ensure enough time to start settling in.
Moving checklist: one month out
Confirm moving day. Verify and confirm your moving date with your moving company and any other services you might need on moving day.
Change your address. Submit a change-of-address form online or at your local post office to forward your mail. Contact companies, like your bank and insurance, to update them on your new address. Notify your work with your updated address and transfer any magazine or newspaper subscriptions.
Begin packing. One month away from your moving day, start packing and labeling your belongings. Labeling your boxes allows you to know what’s inside them and what room they should go to in your new home.
Separate your valuables. It’s a good idea to separate valuable or delicate items that you can move personally.
Contact utility companies. Arrange electricity, gas, phone, and internet services for your new home. Schedule your services changes to have service at both homes during the day of your move.
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Moving checklist: two weeks out
Take your car for a tune-up. Get your car serviced before hitting the road to avoid any last-minute difficulties on moving day.
Schedule donation pickup. During the busy moving process, scheduling donation pickup can make your move easier. Look for local organizations and charities that offer this service.
Finish remaining food. Keep an eye on the pantry and try to use up as much food as possible before moving day.
Confirm service. Check in with your moving company to make sure they have your contact information and verify the time and date again.
Moving checklist: two days out
Defrost freezer. Unplug, empty and defrost your refrigerator and freezer 24 to 48 hours before your movers arrive.
Prepare payment for movers. Have your payment ready for moving day and make sure to plan for unexpected costs if the move takes longer than estimated. Don’t forget to plan for the cost of tipping your movers.
Refill prescriptions. If you’ll need to change pharmacies, it’s important to refill any prescriptions before moving. Remember to transfer future refills to your new pharmacy after moving.
Pack suitcases for day of use. Make sure you have a change of clothes, toiletries, and anything else you might need on moving day.
Moving checklist: day zero
Verify the moving truck. When the movers arrive, make sure to check that the moving truck matches your reservation.
Confirm your inventory. Before the movers leave, check the bill of lading or inventory to confirm that nothing is missing.
Supervise the move. Plan to stay close by while the movers load up your belongings. Supervising will allow you to answer any questions the movers might have and make sure nothing gets left behind.
Moving to a new home can be a stressful process, but proper planning will make it easier. Our moving checklist will make sure you’re prepared for anything during your move. Moving is also a great time to review your internet and phone needs. CenturyLink provides reliable services that you can count on. Discover what services are available in your area and get ready to relax in your new home. Welcome to your new beginning!