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?

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Your staff are very helpful and courteous. I trust your team's know-how and skill. YMM have been so helpful, and I appreciate it very much. Thanks again.
Toronto Ontario 10/10 rating
Arrive on time. Goes right to work. Wraps all the furniture. Courteous.
Charlotte North Carolina 10/10 rating
AJ and Bobby worked so hard. We have large heavy furniture and they did an amazing job. They were efficient and took great care with our possessions.
Kansas City Missouri 10/10 rating
They were punctual polite and awesome. The move went fast and very smooth. So glad i called them. Very professional.
San Jose California 10/10 rating
Very professional yet helpful and curious. and of course, the 20% off coupon :)
Kansas City Kansas 10/10 rating
The service was prompt, and very friendly.
St. Paul Minnesota 9/10 rating
I had a great experience with You Move Me. Shawn and Niko were very helpful and did an excellent job with my move.
Vancouver British Columbia 10/10 rating
Courteous employees that move you quickly, and take good care of your belongings. .all for a fair price.
Tulsa Oklahoma 10/10 rating
Employees were extremely professional, polite, helpful and efficient. John and Matt are an asset to your company.
Tulsa Oklahoma 10/10 rating
Very,very friendly and willing to go that extra mile to please. Have used You Move Me for 3 different moves in the last 2 months .Very pleased with each Crew and their completion of each move.
Kansas City Kansas 10/10 rating
Responsive, responsible..on time,cost less than estimate, pleasant and competent staff.
Twin Cities Minnesota 10/10 rating
They are very reliable and responsible. They truly care about taking good care of the moving products and doing a great job.
Honolulu Hawaii 10/10 rating
There were punctual, friendly and careful with our stuff. The move was also reasonably priced.
Kansas City Missouri 10/10 rating
Courteous, moved quickly. Very professional. Very friendly guys too.
Tulsa Oklahoma 10/10 rating
They were quite helpful and nice.
Kitchener/Waterloo Ontario 10/10 rating
The movers were prompt, courteous, friendly, extremely careful, and did a wonderful job.
Kansas City Kansas 10/10 rating
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
Miles and Blake were awesome! They were hard workers and did a great job! Super nice kids!
Tulsa Oklahoma 10/10 rating
Communication was good, punctuality, friendliness, and flexibility! Thank you!
Orange County California 10/10 rating
Movers are courteous, efficient, and effective. I particularly appreciated their communicating with me in order to coordinate the move when timing became an issue.
Tulsa Oklahoma 10/10 rating
Professional and friendly. Did an amazing job packing, loading and setting up furniture.
Charlotte North Carolina 10/10 rating
The movers were quick, with little or no down time. They were friendly and polite. They attacked each task with a cheerful attitude. Overall, great service.
Minneapolis Minnesota 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
Very detailed with pricing and kept great communication before and during process.
Norman Oklahoma 10/10 rating
Team was very courteous and polite. They worked very quickly to get the job done in a timely manner. Very impressed with the service.
Kansas City Kansas 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
Efficient, friendly service.
Oklahoma City Oklahoma 10/10 rating
They moved all my stuff quicker than I expected, were friendly, and even went a step further on explaining how to unhook/hook my washer and dryer-then they did it!
Oklahoma Oklahoma 10/10 rating
Friendly, excited. Energetic, ran back and forth which is extremely appreciated when paying by time. Took very good care to wrap all items very well, everything arrived intact
Vancouver British Columbia 10/10 rating
Very nice and good prices
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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