Your Moving Checklist

This handy checklist will help you organize your move. With some careful planning, your moving experience can be less stressful and more manageable. 

6-8 WEEKS BEFORE MOVINGTucson Seller Moving Checklist

  • Call your moving professional

  • Tour your home to decide what to move

  • Establish credit in your new city

  • Collect personal records

  • Transfer, sell or resign memberships in clubs or associations and arrange to close or transfer charge accounts

  • Arrange for school authorities to transfer your children’s school records

  • Set goals and deadlines if you plan to do your own packing

  • Separate goods going into storage

 

4-6 WEEKS BEFORE MOVING 

  • Notify post office, utilities, professional services, insurance agencies, business accounts, government and public offices and magazine subscriptions.

  • Obtain addresses of utility companies in the new city. Utilities can sometimes be connected before your arrival. 

  • Consider having a garage sale. 

  • Use up supplies of canned goods, frozen foods and other household items.

  • Inventory what will go to determine the amount of declared valuation. 

 

2-3 WEEKS BEFORE MOVING

  • Confirm your pack dates with the moving company and supply them with destination address and phone numbers. 

  • Make family travel plans. Have your car prepared for the trip.

  • Have rugs and draperies cleaned. Leave wrapped when they are returned.

  • Set a date for utilities disconnection. 

  • Take pets to the veterinarian. Most states require health certificates and rabies inoculations.

  • Return library books and anything borrowed from friends and neighbors. 

 

3 DAYS BEFORE MOVING

  • Prepare valuables such as money, credit cards, stamp collections, etc. to take with you. 

  • Pack suitcases. Arrange for a babysitter for moving day if necessary. 

  • Empty the refrigerator so that it can dry at least 24 hours before the movers arrive. 

 

1 DAY BEFORE MOVING

  • Have dishes washed and dried, and unplug TV so it is at room temperature when loaded.

  • Check closets, cabinets and storage lockers for articles overlooked. 

 

MOVING DAY

  • Be on hand when movers arrive. 

  • Carry jewelery, medication and documents yourself. Plan for transporting pets. 

  • Let someone know your route and schedule and serve as a message center. 

 

AT YOUR NEW ADDRESS 

  • Be on hand to watch unloading process. 

  • Check on service connections. 

  • Register to vote, and obtain driver’s license and car registration if necessary. Register your children in school.