You Move Me Printable Moving Checklist

Printable Moving Checklist

Stay organized leading up to your move with our essential moving checklist. It’s filled with helpful tips and timelines to get you organized.

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Moving Checklist Covering The Basics

When you’re moving, you want to plan ahead as much as possible. It’s best to break it down into stages to make it seem less overwhelming. Here’s a preview of the most important tasks to tackle and when to do them:

Weeks Before The Move

  • Get rid of everything you don’t want moved—consider booking junk removal service to make it fast and easy.
  • Book elevators and make arrangements to save a parking spot for the truck in front of both locations for up to 4 hours.
  • Make a list of people and businesses to notify about your new address.
  • Get packing supplies: BOXES, TAPE, PAPER/BUBBLE WRAP for delicate items.
  • Get insurance for your items. High-value items will need verified values in advance of a move.
  • Label items right on the box as you pack, including which room they go in.
  • Check all furniture and note any scratches or dents.
  • Book a moving company.

1 Week Before The Move

  • Take down and pack all pictures and hanging items.
  • Make sure all loose items and electronics are packed.
  • Remove all fragile items from dressers and desks.
  • Clean out and pack the bathrooms—you’ll need these items right away at the new place.
  • Pack a bag with a change of clothes and toiletries to keep with you for the first night.

Day Of The Move

  • Remove blankets and linens from beds and pack them up.
  • Ensure all items are removed from appliances.
  • After the truck is loaded up, do a final walkthrough to check all rooms, closets, and cabinets for any missed items.

More Must-Have Moving Tips

We’re happy to share our expert moving secrets with you! The key to a smooth moving experience is being highly organized. If you take the time to plan things out before the big day, your move will be a breeze.

Packing Tips

Packing seems complicated, but you can keep it simple with a little planning:

  • Set a goal: 1 room per day per person should give you enough time. Budget more for rooms with fragile items.
  • Remember: the heavier the item, the smaller the box.
  • One room in a box. It makes organizing the new place much easier.
  • Boxes that aren’t full aren’t stackable. If you can’t fill a box, stuff the remaining space with paper.
  • Don’t pack boxes on moving day. You’ll end up losing track of things.

Prep For Your Movers:

  • Be well packed and clearly labeled.
  • Clear out everything that is not coming.
  • Movers load boxes first, so staging them in the most accessible room is best.
  • Take the beds apart before the move.
  • During load up, close doors on rooms that are complete—movers will know to focus on other areas.
  • Direct traffic at the front of the house during the unload, informing the movers where each piece goes.

Access For Movers:

  • Secure designated parking as close to the house or apartment as possible.
  • If there is a difficult area to move things through, having items empty and disassembled helps.
  • Any dressers that have more than 3 rows should be emptied. Drawers can be left in because they take less space as one piece.

Once you’ve completed all these steps for move prep, you should be all set for a smooth moving experience! Have you booked a mover yet?

Thanks for the love! Actual customer reviews (typos and all ;)

Very careful with our items and moved quickly. Very personable as well.
Honolulu Hawaii 10/10 rating
Friendly and efficient. Also the uniform T-shirt leands credibility. You definetly wowed me.the coffee was a great touch. I actually enjoyed my move!!!! Thanks
South Bay California 10/10 rating
Everything! The guys were fast, extremely polite, I could not be happier with how this move went!
Charlotte North Carolina 10/10 rating
The guys did a great job with all of my stuff. I would have them back again.
Madison Wisconsin 10/10 rating
The two movers (John and John) went above and beyond! Great jobs guys! Thank you!!!
Orange County California 10/10 rating
From start to finish the movers go over the things that need to be done in a proffessional manner and complete the job professionally. Mark and Gabriel did a fantastic job!!
Charlotte North Carolina 10/10 rating
Luis and Chris were professional and courteous!!!
Kansas City Kansas 10/10 rating
The movers really cared about my belongings. They worked hard but were very careful and accomodating throughout the day.
Toronto Ontario 10/10 rating
Prompt, efficient and courteous service made for a highly pleasant experience. You made moving a very painless experience!
Twin Cities Minnesota 10/10 rating
You Move Me is definitely my go-to mover from now on. They were on time, efficient, and friendly - great service!
Vancouver British Columbia 10/10 rating
Very quick, responsible, easy communication, no attitude.
Toronto Ontario 10/10 rating
Fast, friendly and happy - went beyond expectations. Shawn and Tony were the best.
Vancouver British Columbia 10/10 rating
Matt communicated clearly and was reliable. Both he and his colleague arrived on time, were cheerful and carried out their duties with a lot of care. It was a pleasure working with both of them.
Honolulu Hawaii 10/10 rating
Dan and Dan were both professional and polite. Both worked hard and efficient.
Madison Wisconsin 10/10 rating
They actively dig in and help with anything that needs done, as far as packing and having boxes available. Very polite and hard working!
San Jose California 10/10 rating
Tyke and Quentin were so helpful and handled all my possessions with great care. Everything arrived in perfect condition and was placed exactly where I wanted it. Great job- highly recommend!
Vancouver, WA Washington 10/10 rating
Very considerate and professional. Blake was amazing, great customer service.
Tulsa Oklahoma 10/10 rating
They were very professional and did more than they was expected. Would highly recommended.
Kansas City Kansas 10/10 rating
From start to finish, you were reliable, professional, and friendly...Thanks!
Denver Colorado 10/10 rating
On time, very careful to make sure you are pleased!! Courteous and polite!! And yes they smelled so nice!! I will recommend to my friends!!!
Tulsa Oklahoma 10/10 rating
Professional and friendly. Did an amazing job packing, loading and setting up furniture.
Charlotte North Carolina 10/10 rating
James and Cedric did an excellent job with our stuff, they were fast and efficient and we really appreciated everything that they did for us. Thank you so much!!
Oklahoma Oklahoma 10/10 rating
Great helpful movers who are willing to put up with the needs and demands of a new homeowner. Everything got put exactly where I needed/wanted it, and it made my moving day a stress free time.
Madison Wisconsin 9/10 rating
Very professional. And very careful with your home and furniture while moving.
Kansas City Kansas 10/10 rating
They worked very hard to stay within my budgeted dollars. The men were respectful and willing to help where they could.
Cincinnati Ohio 10/10 rating
The guys that moved us were quick but very careful not to damage our things. Everything went like a breeze. Thanks, Sharon and Forrest Graves
Kansas City Kansas 10/10 rating
Friendly and fast service!!! Made a big move a breeze!
Victoria British Columbia 10/10 rating
Curdious, on-time, takes extra care when packing furniture. Also aware of how much time they are taking to complete.
Honolulu Hawaii 10/10 rating
The professional courtesy and personalities of the gentlemen who moved me were absolutely phenomenal. They took great care and caution with my personal belongings and for that, I am very pleased.
Charlotte North Carolina 10/10 rating
Efficient and careful with goods and dwelling places
Vancouver British Columbia 10/10 rating
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