Moving Checklist Seller

 6-8 Weeks Away

  • If using a moving company- Schedule moving estimates
  • If moving yourself – Get pricing for truck rental
  • Start sorting unwanted items, Sell, Garbage, Donate
  • Order packing supplies
  • Begin using/eating perishable foods
  • Change your address with post office
    • in order to ensure proper forwarding this must be done no later than two weeks prior to move date
    • you can do this on-line or by filling out a postcard you get directly from the post office or from your postal delivery person

4-6 Weeks Away

  • Schedule disconnection of utilities at old home for day AFTER move
  • Schedule connection of utilities at new home for day BEFORE move


  • Homeowners Insurance
  • Electrical
  • Garbage
  • Gas
  • Water
  • Telephone
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Internet

Change Address

  • Send of Change of address cards
  • Banks
  • Credit Cards
  • IRS
  • DMV
  • Employer
  • Magazines/Newspapers
  • Hold garage sale
  • Start to pack
  • Schedule moving company
  • Reserve elevator

2-4 Weeks Away

  • Schedule cleaners
  • Carpet Cleaning
  • Child care day of the move

2-3 Days Away

  • Packing should be done
  • Pack an overnight bag for each person in your household
  • Pack a box of essentials (Things you may need right away)
      • Screw Driver
      • Hammer
      • Flashlight
      • Light Bulbs
      • Hand Towels
      • Soap
      • Shampoo
      • Toilet Paper
      • Bath Towels
      • Bath Rug
      • Paper Plates
      • Paper Towels
      • Plastic Utensils
      • Plastic Cups
      • Dish Soap
      • Sponge
      • Trash Bags

Moving Day

  • Pack Bedding
  • Fill cooler with any leftover fridge or freezer items
  • Take out garbage
  • Do a walk through before truck leave. Check closets, cupboards, attic, backyard
  •  If using a moving company, be sure the driver has the correct unload address and your cell phone number