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.

Download our Printable Moving Checklist HERE!

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 ;)

James and his assistant Richard were fabulous! Very professional, hard working! Thank you.
Tulsa Oklahoma 10/10 rating
Reliable and affordable. I have been using your company for 2 years to move my wall beds and I have never had anything damaged.
Nanaimo British Columbia 10/10 rating
The move went great and your team was very easy to work with. Thank you
Schaumburg Illinois 10/10 rating
Very professional, on time, well groomed, personable. To sum it all up BEST moving experience with a moving company yet. Bravo!!
Honolulu Hawaii 10/10 rating
The boys were amazing and quick. I would recommend you to anyone that is moving. Thank you for providing us with a good experience.
Guelph Ontario 10/10 rating
They were incredible. SO SO professional and efficient.
Vancouver British Columbia 10/10 rating
Great teams of movers that are friendly, hardworking crew as well as timely and well-priced. Plus, the coffee upon delivery wins my heart!
Orange County California 10/10 rating
Movers were very friendly and took the time to listen to me when I had questions. They did a fantastic job taking care of my belongings.
Charlotte North Carolina 10/10 rating
Prompt, courteous, and careful.
Chicago Illinois 9/10 rating
Handle my furniture like it was their own, showed up on time and worked fast.
Kansas City Missouri 10/10 rating
Fit us quickly in their schedule. Great response and attitude!
Honolulu Hawaii 10/10 rating
Worked very fast, did the job well, courteous. No hidden cost.
Tulsa Oklahoma 10/10 rating
We want to marry them all. Great people and service.
Tulsa Oklahoma 10/10 rating
Very nice, polite, cooperative team. Fair pricing. Top quality service
Toronto Ontario 10/10 rating
Timeliness, professional, always willing to help. I have used your company 4 times in the past 4 months and have never been disappointed. Thanks!
Kansas City Kansas 10/10 rating
They were just nice, polite guys, that moved all my heavy furniture down 3 flights of stairs really quickly. I appreciated it.
Cincinnati Ohio 10/10 rating
Very efficient and didn't waste time and took care with my possessions, and recommended how to best move my heavy desk in the future -- all good, and very courteous as well.
Cincinnati Ohio 10/10 rating
The movers are very careful with your possessions and also take care of protecting the house and flooring from moving things out and in the homes.
Kansas City Missouri 10/10 rating
The movers were on time, friendly, helpful, HARD-WORKING, cheerful and careful. Just really great people and very professional.
Oklahoma City Oklahoma 10/10 rating
Full service, so gentle with my stuff, so respectful of the houses, great attitudes. Great experience.
Oakville Ontario 10/10 rating
They had great follow up after I booked and called to confirm. David and Charlie arrived a few minutes before my earliest scheduled time. They were fast and efficient.
Denver Colorado 10/10 rating
Prompt, clean, and quick. Everything was wrapped well. Nothing was damaged. Price was very fair.
Orange County California 10/10 rating
Communication with me was excellent. Professionalism. courtesy and friendliness was outstanding.
Tulsa Oklahoma 10/10 rating
The men were extremely professional and efficient. They arrived in a timely manner and worked extremely hard to help us in any way they could. We were so happy we would definitely recommend again!
Kansas City Kansas 10/10 rating
Very professional and fast working team.
Guelph Ontario 10/10 rating
They were both very friendly and had good attitudes.
Denver Colorado 10/10 rating
The guys did a great job. Very professional and responsive. They are hard workers.
Tulsa Oklahoma 10/10 rating
Handled a difficult set of stairs.
Vancouver Washington 10/10 rating
The moving crew called and arrived within 15 minutes of scheduled start time. The crew was well prepared, friendly, and motivated to move my oversized items.
Honolulu Hawaii 10/10 rating
The staff, Libby and Jermaine were extremely helpful, positive and worked very efficiently. I felt like they were professional and made the move very stress free!
Vancouver British Columbia 10/10 rating
  • Video goes here

Need More Help from a Moving Planner?

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!

Get ready for the best moving experience of your life. If you hate moving, you’ll really love us!