Moving Checklist - D-Town Movers. Be Sure To Get Everything!

D-Town’s Ultimate Moving Checklist

Moving is stressful. We’d like to make your move a little easier with a checklist to bookmark or print.

1. Lighten your load

  • Get rid of anything you don’t need
  • See if friends or family want anything you’re getting rid of
  • Set aside items to sell and items to donate
  • Consider a garage sale for neighborhood’s that allow them


2. Moving supplies

  • Hammer and screwdrivers
  • Packing paper, bubble wrap and packing tape
  • Ziploc bags and Saran Wrap
  • Cleaning supplies and trash bags
  • Get extra boxes from local grocery or liquor stores
  • See if you have original boxes for your electronics
  • Home Depot and Lowe’s sell moving boxes


3. Early Preparation

  • Research professional moving companies
  • Pick the right moving day (weekends are more expensive)
  • Create a moving to-do list
  • Put moving tasks on your calendar
  • Sort things by category
  • Map out the best route to your new home
  • Schedule disconnect times
  • Call in any favors
  • Pack decorative items a few weeks out
  • Pack as much as possible ahead of time
  • Begin deep cleaning projects


4. The week before

  • Change your address at the Post Office
  • Stop buying groceries
  • Pack all but a week’s worth of clothes


5. Packing

    • Create a number system and label moving boxes
    • Use small boxes for heavy items and large boxes for light items
    • Use packing tape to prevent boxes from opening
    • Protect fragile items with packing paper, bubble wrap, or blankets
    • Pack dishes vertically Cover toiletry bottles with Saran Wrap
    • Put your storage bins and luggage to use


    6. Preparation

    • Finish any deep cleaning projects
    • Pack a clear plastic box with things you’ll need on-hand
    • Pack a personal overnight bag
    • Take pictures of your electronics
    • Make copies of important papers
    • Defrost your fridge at least one day before you move
    • Take pictures of your new home before moving in


    7. Moving Day

    • Load boxes from the same rooms together
    • Load heavy furniture into the truck first
    • Final sweep for forgotten items, emptying trash, and cleaning
    • Delegate tasks when you’re unloading the moving truck
    • Make the beds first
    • Provide food and drink to friends and family helping you