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 ;)

Made this move the most painless and non-stressful that I've experienced yet. Worked quickly but carefully to minimize their time spent.
Oklahoma Oklahoma 10/10 rating
Very professional, excellent service and going above and beyond to handle our personal property with care and effort to be sure no damaged occurred.
Oklahoma Oklahoma 10/10 rating
Took great care in packing and loading large items. Worked consistently and efficiently. Price was tolerable and the guys did a great job.
Madison Wisconsin 10/10 rating
The team was quick and friendly. They made the day go as smoothly as a move could possibly go. Thanks You Move Me!
Victoria British Columbia 10/10 rating
The crew was honest, high quality and worked hard, they were very careful with our goods with no damage and fairly priced.
Honolulu Hawaii 10/10 rating
Level of professionalism and friendliness, hardworking and very respectful, Cody and Tony were excellent
Hamilton Ontario 10/10 rating
Very kind workers clean and polite. The workers were prompt and hard working. They did a GREAT JOB THANK YOU
Madison Wisconsin 9/10 rating
They are quick but careful, friendly and respectful. They have moved my furniture twice without any damage.
Kansas City Kansas 10/10 rating
On time, professional and courteous !
Twin Cities Minnesota 10/10 rating
The movers arrived on time, were super friendly and were patient when we had some extra last minute items to finish packing. Everything arrived to the final destination safely.
South Bay California 10/10 rating
Outstanding communication, professional movers and strong.
South OC California 10/10 rating
Max, Miguel, and Mike did a very quick, professional job. They were considerate and thoughtful and careful with my possessions.
San Jose California 10/10 rating
Everyone was friendly and exhibited excellent customer service, from the beginning to the end. The movers were quick, friendly and took great care of my furniture.
Kansas City Kansas 10/10 rating
Luis and Chris were professional and courteous!!!
Kansas City Kansas 10/10 rating
On time, worked quickly and carefully, friendly and respectful.
Toronto Ontario 9/10 rating
Great customer service, pricing, and extremely hard working.
Honolulu Hawaii 10/10 rating
They were on time, in fact early. Extremely accommodating. Very courteous. Careful with our belongings. Actual price was below what was estimated.
Honolulu Hawaii 10/10 rating
The crew was professional and friendly, and did a great job moving our things into our new home.
Charlotte North Carolina 9/10 rating
Prompt. Efficient. Hard working. Very polite. Very pleasant. Very respectful. Pricing very fair.
Guelph Ontario 10/10 rating
Good dudes, worked efficiently and carefully. Strong work over all. I was really pleased.
Toronto Ontario 10/10 rating
Nick and his team were amazing. They were courteous, kind, helpful, approachable, and took great care in moving everything. I would highly recommend them and would not hesitate to use them again.
Guelph Ontario 10/10 rating
Polite on time and easy to work with.
Minneapolis Minnesota 10/10 rating
quality service and personnel.
San Jose California 10/10 rating
Efficient professional friendly
Charlotte North Carolina 10/10 rating
Worked very fast, did the job well, courteous. No hidden cost.
Tulsa Oklahoma 10/10 rating
Very easy team to work with. Got right to the work and completed it quickly. Very good job protecting the homes and the items.
Minneapolis Minnesota 10/10 rating
The three young men, Chris, Raphael and Joel were very professional. They worked very quickly and efficiently. I would recommend them to any friend or family member who would need movers.
Kansas City Kansas 10/10 rating
FAST, SAFE, POLITE, SECURE, VERY GOOD SERVICE.
Tulsa Oklahoma 10/10 rating
On time, great employees, and fast. Customer service is fantastic.
Kansas City Missouri 9/10 rating
Great customer service from scheduling all the way through the actual move. The crew that moved us was awesome! Thank you!
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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