Moving Checklist

WhiteFence Moving BoxWhether you are relocating to a new city or just moving across the street, the WhiteFence Moving Checklist is the easiest way to organize and manage your move.

Steps to Take Before Your Move

Eight Weeks Before Your Move

  • • Create a list of all home repairs needed
  • • Put in your 60 day notice, if required

Seven Weeks Before Your Move

  • • Find a new school for the kids
  • • Find a new daycare for the kids
  • • Find a new babysitter for the kids

Six Weeks Before Your Move

  • • Schedule your open house with your realtor
  • • Start gathering moving supplies

Five Weeks Before Your Move

  • • Inventory your belongings
  • • Change your address with the USPS
  • • Make sure your children's vaccinations are up to date
  • • Find a new vet and pet hospital
  • • Go to current doctor and vet for check-ups and get medical records for family and pets transferred to new doctors' offices
  • • Find new doctors for the family
  • • Locate the nearest emergency centers and their numbers

Four Weeks Before Your Move

  • • Request auto shipping estimates, if required
  • • Order electricity service
  • • Order natural gas service
  • • Order home phone service
  • • Order high-speed Internet service
  • • Order television service
  • • Put in your 30 day notice, if required
  • • Finish home repairs
  • • Take donation items to designated organizations
  • • Schedule charities to pick up donated items
  • • Have a garage sale

Three Weeks Before Your Move

  • • Get furniture rental quotes
  • • Get appliance rental quotes
  • • Obtain copy of school, medical, vet, legal, and various other records
  • • Notify subscription & prescription suppliers of address change
  • • Get your car serviced
  • • Organize closet & attic items for moving
  • • Pack knickknacks and other non-essential items
  • • Make a "Moving with Kids" kit
  • • Book a moving truck rental
  • • Hire movers
  • • Schedule professional cleaners
  • • Book flights or hotels if your move requires it

Two Weeks Before Your Move

  • • Make sure all home services and utilities have been ordered or transferred
  • • Schedule babysitter and pet sitter for moving day
  • • Update your driver's license & car registration
  • • Schedule final walk-through with landlord, if required
  • • Pack all but essentials
  • • Map the nearest grocery store and hardware store to your new home
  • • Get any medications for family and pets
  • • Get storage quotes
  • • Book friends to help you move

One Week Before Your Move

  • • Last minute errands
  • • Withdraw emergency moving money
  • • Load your moving truck
  • • Pack your plants
  • • Plan or order meals for move day
  • • Conduct final walk-through
  • • Pack essentials

Steps to Take During Your Move

The Week of Your Move

  • • Unpack
  • • Ensure your address has been updated
  • • Sign up for renters insurance

Steps to Take After Your Move

One Week After Your Move

  • • Send out change of address cards to friends & family
  • • Order pool maintenance service
  • • Exterminate unwelcomed pests in your new home
  • • Sign up for a landscaper & lawn care services

Two Weeks After Your Move

  • • Order a security system
  • • Recycle your moving boxes