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 ;)

Chris and John were amazing! They worked hard and with a smile. They were careful and made me laugh the whole time. I would definitely recommend your company!
LA / Orange County California 10/10 rating
Courteous, fast and efficient, in and out in no time and ditto for the offload a couple hours later. Thanks!
Bartlesville OK 10/10 rating
The movers were professional and courteous. They took good care with my belongings. When delivering the furniture to my house, the movers were cautious of my floors and walls.
Oklahoma Oklahoma 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
The You Move Me guys were prompt and efficient. They were in and out in about 15 minutes! I'd use them again!
Tulsa Oklahoma 10/10 rating
Courteous, hard-working crew. No damages. Everything met or exceeded my expectations. I would absolutely recommend you.
Kansas City Kansas 10/10 rating
The team is always friendly and willing to help with anything I need moved or rearranged.
Tulsa Oklahoma 10/10 rating
They were friendly, professional, and fair about the billable hours. They also took execellent care of our belongings and made moving day stress-free.
Vancouver, WA Washington 10/10 rating
Personal friendly people who show they care. They communicate with you and take care of you and your items. It was a joy to have them.
Kansas City Kansas 10/10 rating
Very clean, right on time, took good care of furniture. Kept in close touch so we knew just when they'd arrive so no time was wasted.
Madison Wisconsin 10/10 rating
Everyone was very friendly and accommodating. Excellent customer service. And the guys worked their tails off, without stopping to rest!
Honolulu Hawaii 10/10 rating
A great price for a great service. Our move came in under the time estimate and under the quote, and the movers were efficient, friendly, and customer service oriented.
Toronto Ontario 10/10 rating
Clean equipment, excellent service and on time performance, it was a real pleasure
Vancouver, WA Washington 10/10 rating
Ziggy and Ryan were pleasant, fast, careful movers! They even replaced pads on the bottom of the chair legs for me. I highly recommend them!
San Jose California 10/10 rating
Great movers. Great to work with. I appreciated the hard work the movers put in and thought they did an excellent job.
Kansas City Kansas 10/10 rating
FAST, SAFE, POLITE, SECURE, VERY GOOD SERVICE.
Tulsa Oklahoma 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
Chris and John were amazing! They worked hard and with a smile. They were careful and made me laugh the whole time. I would definitely recommend your company!
Orange County California 10/10 rating
Courteous, fun, and it seemed to be their pleasure to move me, not just a job to them. I hugged them when they left.
Cincinnati Ohio 10/10 rating
Organized, friendly and experienced.
Denver Colorado 10/10 rating
The guys were amazingly fast, efficient, super friendly, very clean & organized!
Hamilton Ontario 10/10 rating
They were on time. They were professional, and they were courteous. John, Jason and Josh worked their butts off to get me moved in under the estimated time. They were also very nice.
Orange County California 10/10 rating
I have used You Move Me now in two locations, Tulsa and Kansas City and both times, the movers were on time, very courteous, and worked hard to complete the move timely and efficiently.
Tulsa Oklahoma 10/10 rating
They were quick, efficient, friendly, and professional. And the coffee handed to me when I opened my door - great way to start a stressful day. However, I got coffee and no stress.
Orange County California 10/10 rating
Kyle, Jordan, and Cody were amazing give them a raise! Communication with company was very good. Everything was done professionally. Will definitely use You Move Me again.
Oklahoma City Oklahoma 10/10 rating
The folks were on time, courteous and respectful. I appreciated their professionalism.
Kansas City Kansas 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
Super professional & respectful of your stuff! Overall great at what they do!
Walnut Creek California 10/10 rating
Perfectly handled. Very professional. Wonderful service experience. Will definitely recommend to others.
Charlotte North Carolina 10/10 rating
Polite and courteous.
Kansas City Missouri 10/10 rating
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