Moving Schedule/Checklist

Weeks Before Your Move: 8

  • Get estimates from rental truck companies or van lines.
  • Plan a garage sale if you have any unwanted items.
  • If you have children, arrange to have school records transferred.
  • Keep all receipts, papers and estimates relating to the move in a folder; you may be able to claim some of it on your taxes.

Weeks Before Your Move: 6

  • Pick a rental truck or van line company, book a pick up and drop off date/time.
  • If you are relocating to a different city, be sure to ask your lawyer, doctor and any other providers for referrals and any relevant documents.
  • For pets, ensure they get a check-up before you leave, and you get a copy of any veterinary records.
  • Confirm dates with real estate agent and/or landlord.

Weeks Before Your Move: 4

  • Ensure a disconnect date is set for any utility companies.
  • Set up a connection date for any required services at new address.
  • Update/cancel any newspaper or magazine subscriptions for your move-out date.
  • Ensure any necessary change of address information has been submitted to the post office.

Weeks Before Your Move: 1

  • Defrost the freezer and clean out items from the fridge.
  • If you are moving/driving a long distance, ensure care maintenance up to date.
  • Confirm connection date/time for any services or utilities at the new address.
  • Close up or transfer bank accounts and clean out any safe deposit boxes.

The Big Day!

  • Plan to spend the entire day at home, with the movers.
  • Make sure to carry any valuable items or family heirlooms personally.
  • Right before the movers leave, complete a final inspection of the entire home. Ensure that nothing has been left behind in any closets or drawers.
  • After the final sweep and before you head off, make sure all windows are closed and doors are locked.

Notification Checklist

View & Download our Moving Checklist as a .PDF here!

Services and Utilities

    • Water
    • Gas
    • Electricity
    • Telephone
    • Post Office
    • Cable / Internet
    • Rental Companies
    • TV Licensing
    • Mobile Phone Provider


  • Doctor
  • Dentist
  • Optometrist & Optician
  • Physiotherapist
  • Chiropractor
  • Massage Therapist
  • Health Insurance


    • Banks
    • Building Societies
    • Credit Card Companies
    • National Savings & Bonds
    • Employer
    • Insurance Companies
    • Pension Companies
    • Social Security


  • Friends & Family
  • Subscriptions – Newspaper, Magazines, etc.
  • Club membership(s)
  • Library
  • Schools / Colleges


  • AMA
  • Vehicle Registration Agency
  • Vehicle Insurance

For more advice on how to simplify your next move, please contact us!