Moving Checklist: Moving Day

The Only Moving Checklist You’ll Ever Need

  • Check all your boxes, make sure they are properly closed and labeled
  • Double-check your home to make sure you didn’t miss anything!
  • Plan to be home when your movers arrive
  • Check the USDOT number on the side of your moving truck. It must match the number on the contract you signed! This will help you avoid moving scams.
  • Protect your floors and carpets
  • Sign the movers’ inventory list and get a copy to ensure that nothing is lost en route.
  • Turn off lights, lock all windows and doors as you leave. If you are renting, drop off your keys with your building manager!
  • Make sure you have your “moving day bag” with enough supplies to hold you over until the unpacking is complete.
  • Get to your new home early and check that utilities are connected
  • Make a safe path for movers to navigate
  • Remember to tip your movers!
  • Thank your real estate agent
  • Make your bed, unpack the necessities and take a nap! You did it!!

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