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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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About The Author

Brenda Roessler

Brenda Roessler

Brenda has been involved with Mad City Moving for decades, first as an employee and now as an owner, along with her husband. Her expertise is unmatched with decades of experience. For Brenda, Mad City Moving is more than just a moving company, it's an opportunity to provide packing, moving, and storage solutions for anyone coming to the Madison area. She has a deep commitment to not only her clients, but also her team and the surrounding community. Mad City Moving proudly assists the City of Madison, Urban League, Habitat for Humanity, REM Wisconsin, and Community Living Connections.
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