8 Weeks Before Moving Day
Make a plan: Write down everything you need to do before the big day
Create a packing list: Take inventory of your home to ensure nothing is left behind
Establish a budget: Add up your moving expenses like cost of travel, packing supplies, etc.
Research moving companies: Reach out for your free quote!
7 Weeks Before Moving Day
Schedule the move: Lock-in your move-out date with your moving company and realtor
Declutter: Start to sort through your things and decide what to keep and what to toss
Host a garage sale: Make some extra moving money off your unwanted items
Donate to charities: Anything you didn’t sell will be welcomed at a local charity!
6 Weeks Before Moving Day
Gather your packing supplies: Moving boxes, packing peanuts, markers, etc.
Start to notify: Let your friends, family, and employer know about the move
Transfer medical records: Have medical records sent to your new doctor’s office
Take care of school: Check on the enrollment process at your child’s soon-to-be school
5 Weeks Before Moving Day
Start packing: Hit the non-essentials first and pack room by room
Label your moving boxes: This will ensure easy unpacking at the new house
Pay the vet a visit: Get a complete check-up before the relocation
Make minor home repairs: There may be a few areas around the house that could use fixing, especially if you’re aiming to get a security deposit back
4 Weeks Before Moving Day
Contact your utility companies: Set up a date to transfer your services to the new house
Change of address: Notify the post office, bank, etc. of your move
Measure your doorways: In both homes, measure your entryways, halls and other areas in which you will be moving larger items through
Return all borrowed items: This means movie rentals, library books, and the occasional items that were lent to you by a friend
3 Weeks Before Moving Day
Gather important documents: Keep these documents in a safe place with you, not in a box
Transfer insurance: If your current home is insured, you will need to transfer the policy
Service your car: Whether you’re driving to your new house or your car is being shipped, having everything checked will ensure there are no speed bumps
Research your new community: See what restaurants, stores, and parks are in the area
2 Weeks Before Moving Day
Deep clean: Do a thorough cleaning of your old house and new home if possible
Plan for your pets: Set up a place for them to go on moving day
Dispose of unnecessary items: Extra paint, cleaning materials, etc. that can’t be taken to the new house
Cancel memberships: Contact your gym, subscription-based services, etc.
1 Week Before Moving Day
Clear out perishables: Check your pantries, refrigerator, and cupboards
Pack the essentials: Pack away everything that’s left besides your go-bag
Double-check on the utilities: Make sure that all utilities and services are successfully switched over
Plan your route: Moving locally or long-distance, map out the route you plan to take
You Made it to Moving Day!
Eat a good breakfast: You have a long day ahead of you so get your energy up
Plan with your movers: Your movers will do the heavy lifting, but you will be their guide
Take a final walk-through: It’s time to say goodbye and make sure nothing’s left behind
Settle in to your new home: You made it!