moving checklists

Are you moving in the coming months?

You’ve got a long to-do list for packing, organizing, and so on.

In light of the thousands of homes and office relocation we have handled, we have developed our own moving checklist. You can use our moving house checklist to keep track of everything you need to do.

You will also find house moving suggestions from Best Packers and Movers to make the entire procedure as stress-free as possible. So, whether you are intending to hire a professional removalists company or wish to handle the moving procedure on your own, be sure to review our removalist checklist before you begin:

Checklist for general purposes:

  • It’s important to get started early on. Preparation should begin 4-6 weeks earlier than the move date.
  • Decide whether to do it yourself or hire a Removalists. Hiring one simplifies the work of packing, moving, and unpacking. 
  • Assure that your new home is ready to receive your possessions. 
  • Start using up small goods like food that you may not need in your new residence. This will save time and money. 
  • Start collecting important paperwork, insurance records, and medical records. 
  • Things to prepare 4-6 weeks before moving day 

Even if you’ve hired removalists, you might want to do some of the packings yourself to save time. Here is a moving checklist for your use. 

  • Get prices from moving companies.
  • Ask for moving insurance.
  • Book a moving company in advance.
  • Get new home insurance.
  • Transport your car with a car transport company.
  • Hire a plumber.
  • The registration and license of the car should be told. 

If you’re packing on your own, here are some helpful tips.

  • Instead of using newspaper, use clean white butcher paper.
  • Content and room destination labels on boxes
  • List fragile objects and any scratches.
  • Place heavy items in small cartons at the bottom.
  • Save large cartons for light products.
  • Dismantle your furniture and retain the parts needed to reassemble it. 


Things to do a week before moving 

  • Don’t forget to save your furniture, curtains, and towels, as you may need them at any time.
  • Create a plan for each room.
  • The indoor plants should be watered and packed in plastic containers.
  • Prepare your scanner and printer for travel.
  • Make a copy of your critical hard drive.
  • Remove the memory card from the camera and store it in a secure location.
  • You should inform your clients of your move and provide them with your new address if you operate from home.
  • Confirm your new address, phone number, packing, and unpacking needs, tools, payment methods, and other data with your movers.
  • Apply for leaves.
  • Your car needs to be serviced.

Checklist for the Day Before Moving into a New House

  • Keep your emergency and survival boxes ready.
  • Change parking address and floor plan
  • To unload as per the room
  • A bag should be ready for each member of the family.
  • open & clean your fridge
  • Observe meter readings.
  • Double check items in the truck
  • Turn off the hot water
  • All of the windows and doors must be closed, and they must be locked.
  • Check the yard, cabinets, garage, and sheds.
  • Old house keys to new tenant or Realtor

Checklist for Moving Day

  • Give the Removalists a thorough visit to the property and give them clear instructions.
  • Maintain easy access to high-priority folders
  • Carry the essentials with you at all times.
  • Set out the trash for the city’s collection.
  • Instruct mailmen and couriers to leave a note on your doorstep.
  • Keep the house safe by ensuring it is well protected.


After you move in, 

Some of your boxes might be stuffed up all over the place when you first move into your new home. But, don’t worry! You’re worth it!

It took you and your family a long time to plan the move, but now you and your family are in your new home. That’s a major thing. On the day you move in, make your beds first and have a big meal to celebrate the end of your move. 

  • The boiler should be turned on before you settle in for the night if the house feels cold.
  • Perform a basic cleaning in the restrooms. You’ll need them the next day, so put them away properly. 
  • Activate your phones and plug in important appliances.
  • Take care of everything that needs to be delivered. This includes milk and the newspaper, as well as groceries from the supermarket and subscriptions for things like TV shows and movies. 
  • Note all emergency contact numbers like doctors, taxis, etc 


Most important: don’t expect everything to be done right away. Even before you start your job, this might make you stressed out about it. Allow yourself some time to get used to your new home.

 Ready to move?

If you use this moving checklist for your first house, it will go much more smoothly. Urban Movers can help people who are looking for Packers and Movers.