Moving Checklist

12 Weeks Before You Move, Have You …

  • Chosen your mover and signed the acceptance note?
  • Sorted through basement, loft and garage?
  • Resolved what to do with prohibited items?
  • Made proper provision for pets?
  • Decided whether or not you are taking your car?

10 Weeks Before You Move, Have You …

  • Disposed of the things you don’t want to take?

8 Weeks Before You Move, Have You …

  • Started to prepare your mailing list of people who need your change of address?
  • Notified banks, savings accounts, credit card companies, magazine subscriptions, hired purchase and rental companies?
  • Started to round up passports, birth/marriage certificates and other family documentation?
  • Applied for any necessary visas?
  • Checked that electrical goods will work in your new home?

6 Weeks Before You Move, Have You …

  • Separated favorite toys?
  • Made sure your pet’s vaccinations are up to date?
  • Arranged for mail to be forwarded?
  • Decided whether or not to buy any new household goods — check tax refunds?

4 Weeks Before You Move, Have You …

  • Decided which clothes travel with you?
  • Started to dismantle climbing frames/garden furniture?
  • Agreed on an insurance value and terms with your mover?
  • Made arrangements for connection of services at your new home?
  • Returned library books?
  • Canceled milk, newspapers, subscriptions?
  • Found new homes for your plants?

7 Days Before You Move, Have You …

  • Defrosted the refrigerator/freezer?
  • Planned simple meals for moving day to avoid using appliances?
  • Separated luggage items you need for personal travel?
  • Cleaned garden tools, bicycles and any other gardening equipment?
  • Emptied the tanks of powered tools such as mowers?
  • Checked that you have enough medication for at least two weeks, and ensured you have copies of any necessary prescriptions for use at destination?
  • Collected travelers checks or local currency?
  • Arranged for someone to look after the children on moving day?

Moving day.

  • Relax