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 ;)

We had a 3 part move. Rob and his team were very professional and fast.
Twin Cities Minnesota 10/10 rating
The movers were prompt, courteous, friendly, extremely careful, and did a wonderful job.
Kansas City Kansas 10/10 rating
Prompt, courteous, efficient and effective -- pretty much all the things that make working with you guys an awesome and easy experience!
Honolulu Hawaii 10/10 rating
The movers (Brandon and Jeremy) were very professional, communicated well with me the morning of the move, and were efficient throughout the move. Friendly and very effective.
Vancouver British Columbia 10/10 rating
They were flexible when I had to make several schedule changes at the last minute. They were professional, fast, careful and courteous.
Portland Oregon 10/10 rating
Rob and Rich were professional and worked hard.
South Bay California 10/10 rating
These guys were fast! Great service. Super friendly and a lot of hustle! Would absolutely recommend You Move Me!
Denver Colorado 10/10 rating
The guys were amazingly fast, efficient, super friendly, very clean & organized!
Hamilton Ontario 10/10 rating
Courteous, and efficient!
Walnut Creek California 10/10 rating
When Curtis came out to our home to give us a quote he was knowable and very curtious and assured us that the company could handle our needs!
Charlotte North Carolina 10/10 rating
Polite, friendly.
Victoria British Columbia 9/10 rating
The young men actually doing the moving are great. Courteous, polite, and efficient as they work.
Kansas City Missouri 10/10 rating
Energetic staff. Showed up on time and finished on time. Supervisor was there to help. All at reasonable cost.
Victoria British Columbia 10/10 rating
Extremely friendly, Took the extra time to come out before the move day to assess the situation and make sure the team would know exactly what to do on the actual day.
Honolulu Hawaii 10/10 rating
Everything and more. Especial thanks to Rich, Daniel and Andrew for excellent service
South Bay California 10/10 rating
A very polite, efficient, careful and speedy team of guys who worked well together to move us safely to our new home. We would recommend the company.
Toronto Ontario 9/10 rating
The movers worked fast and were very friendly. They worked very hard and did a great job. It was a pleasure working with them.
Chicago Illinois 10/10 rating
Courteous, moved quickly. Very professional. Very friendly guys too.
Tulsa Oklahoma 10/10 rating
Take great care of furniture. Called before move date to talk about move. Called the day of to confirm arrival time
Bartlesville OK 10/10 rating
Good dudes, worked efficiently and carefully. Strong work over all. I was really pleased.
Toronto Ontario 10/10 rating
Very professional yet personable movers made the experience quick and easy!
Guelph Ontario 10/10 rating
Communication was good, punctuality, friendliness, and flexibility! Thank you!
LA / Orange County California 10/10 rating
They kept me informed throughout the move and worked very hard.
Vancouver British Columbia 10/10 rating
Ongoing updates of a difficult schedule. Polite, professional, efficient, careful........yes 10
Toronto Ontario 10/10 rating
Moved a piano safely, quickly and very professionally.
Kansas City Kansas 10/10 rating
Fast and friendly movers!
Honolulu Hawaii 10/10 rating
The movers were very professional, polite, and worked efficiently. They made a difficult day very easy for me and I would not hesitate to use them again.
Kansas City Missouri 10/10 rating
You have terrific employees. Easy to work with, very friendly and I will without hesitation refer to you all any time I can!
Oklahoma Oklahoma 10/10 rating
Very friendly movers, who worked very hard to get our move done quickly. Also great customer service over the phone prior to the move. Would highly recommend this moving company!
Vancouver British Columbia 10/10 rating
The crew was on time, extremely polite and didn't scratch a thing. They moved everything with the speed of light! I was so impressed with the experience, Andrew and his crew are the best in town!
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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