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 ;)

Being "in the business" myself, I appreciated the timely arrival, courtesy offer of coffee, well equipped truck...w/blankets, hand trucks & 4 wheeled dollies. Everything went smoothly and quickly.
Honolulu Hawaii 10/10 rating
On time, knew what they were doing with the carpet -- so few know how to shake them out....pleasant and efficient.
Toronto Ontario 10/10 rating
Personable, professional.
Guelph Ontario 10/10 rating
Speed! They were really fast considering how much furniture we had.
Toronto Ontario 10/10 rating
They were fast, careful, courteous and very friendly! Our moving crew even gave us a plant for our new home! They were great!!
Tulsa Oklahoma 10/10 rating
Friendly, organized, experienced, responsible, thorough, careful.
Toronto Ontario 9/10 rating
Whole process was convenient, scheduled/completed in a timely, friendly and professional manner.
Tulsa Oklahoma 10/10 rating
The crews were very pleasant to work with and they didn't waste any time. They were efficient and paid attention to not damaging property.
Tulsa Oklahoma 10/10 rating
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San Diego California 10/10 rating
Great guys, careful, quick, strong, polite, and they knew what they were doing.
Oakville Ontario 10/10 rating
Courtesy and timeliness!.
Portland Oregon 9/10 rating
Very polite and efficient.
Guelph Ontario 10/10 rating
Great service, courteous , clean. Just plain awesome! Best move I have ever had!!
Madison Wisconsin 10/10 rating
Movers brought boxes for hanging items and free of charge. These 2 guys were so super nice and moved quickly and efficiently. They made my move anxiety free.
Kansas City Kansas 10/10 rating
Polite and courteous.
Kansas City Missouri 10/10 rating
I had a very short notice, difficult move to make and YOU MOVE ME make it much easier simply, by being professional and understanding! I am deeply grateful!
Aurora Colorado 10/10 rating
The men were clean, on time and very efficient.
Madison Wisconsin 10/10 rating
Very professional service Friendly staff Use of technology Surprise gift
Toronto Ontario 10/10 rating
Polite and well manored movers. They worked the entire time and did a great job with all of the furniture.
Kansas City Kansas 10/10 rating
They were extremely prompt, polite, likable movers. Very hardworking! We were totally happy and would use YOU MOVE ME again for any future moves.
Victoria British Columbia 10/10 rating
They were there on time, and did everything that they said they would do. It was the most professional, efficient, and easy move, that I have ever done.
Vancouver, WA Washington 10/10 rating
Movers were professional and polite, they wrapped all items and they had the proper equipment when they arrived. The follow up phone calls were very professional as well as the onsite survey.
Vancouver British Columbia 10/10 rating
Such harding working crew, pleasant the whole time and it was hot. Everything went smoothly at both locations. Wonderful experience would highly recommend.
Vancouver British Columbia 10/10 rating
Very detailed with pricing and kept great communication before and during process.
Norman Oklahoma 10/10 rating
On time, worked hard, easy to work with, willing to help out whenever possible. Loved the coffee idea!
Charlotte North Carolina 10/10 rating
Tyler & Rad were AMAZING!! This is the second time I have used You Move Me. ABSOLUTELY NO Hesitation. Great company, great moving staff, great office staff, great owner who is very involved!
Kansas City Missouri 10/10 rating
Everything, on time, personable, respectful. Great business model and much different form your competitors.
Kansas City Missouri 10/10 rating
Everything was well explained and performed everything they said they would in a timely manner, excellent personalities and made the move a painless experience
Orange County California 10/10 rating
Great customer service.
Kansas City Missouri 10/10 rating
Fast and efficient and the estimate was spot on. Movers were friendly and awesome!
Tulsa Oklahoma 10/10 rating
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Download our complete moving planner checklist for free. It's a comprehensive checklist that will help guide you through all the steps to get you ready for moving day. It’s printable and covers all the bases, from start to finish! It’s a great way to make sure you stay on track with all your planning. Just think of how satisfying it will be every time you get to fill in each box with a checkmark!

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