Moving Checklist

Mad City Moving knows that moving can be overwhelming. From packing to changing your address, there is a lot to remember before, during and after a move. With the checklist below, you can rest assured that you’ve completed all of the necessary steps to make your move, a smooth one!

Before the Move

  • Contact Mad City Moving and at least two other companies to request a quote.
  • Choose your moving company and schedule a moving day.
  • Make sure to exchange contact information with your moving company for before, during and after the move.
  • Donate or sell anything that will not be moving with you.
  • Make sure your items are all insured properly.
  • Change your address through the postal service.
  • Contact credit card companies or any company that sends bills through the mail and let them know your new address.
  • Make any travel and transportation plans for moving day.
  • Find a child and pet sitter for moving day.
  • Make an inventory list of belongings that will be with the moving company.
  • Turn on utilities at your new home.
  • Research new schools, doctors, veterinarians and banks if necessary.
  • Pack your belongings! (See the Proper Packing Guide for tips)
  • Take the time to enjoy your home one last time—have a family dinner or game night.

Moving and Delivery Day!

  • Ask any questions and instruct the movers of any specific plans you have for the move.
  • Check that nothing has been left behind before the movers leave.
  • Give the movers a phone number, your new address and directions to your new home.
  • Check over your inventory list to ensure that nothing was left behind once you get to your new home.
  • Place a note on each door of the new home corresponding to box labels to help the movers properly deliver your items.

After the Move

  • Begin unpacking essential rooms first such as bathrooms, bedrooms and the kitchen.
  • Make sure that none of your belonging have been damaged during the move, if so, contact your moving company immediately.
  • Make sure that all of your bills have properly transferred to your new home.
  • Turn off the utilities at your previous house.
  • Spend some time exploring the neighborhood and meeting your neighbors.
  • Gradually unpack and enjoy your new home!

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