Moving Checklist

Help yourself stay organized with this printable moving checklist.

Create Master Move File
  • use for all receipts, moving contracts, contact info, household inventory and anything else move-related
Travel arrangements
  • family, pets and live plants
  • Book flights
  • Make hotel reservations
  • Reserve rental car
  • Service car
Cancel or transfer
  • Gas
  • Electric
  • Water
  • Internet/Cable/Satellite
  • Gym membership
  • Newspaper and magazine subscriptions
  • Defrost and clean refrigerator and freezer
  • Clean oven
  • Schedule service person to disconnect any appliances being moved (or ask your mover ahead of time to arrange this service)
  • Empty gas or oil from lawn mowers, heaters, gas grills or generators.
  • Doctors
  • Dentists
  • Vet
  • Lawyer
  • Accountant
  • Current employer
  • Pool service
  • Lawn service
  • Post office
Move Day
  • Confirm the moving company and your driver have your cell phone number (plus alternate contact if possible) and the specific address of your destination – the difference between Street and Drive is important.
  • Put moving inventory sheet in your Master Move File. Keep this folder and other important paperwork and valuables with you.
  • Walk through and check all rooms, closets, drawers, cabinets, garage, shed and yard for anything left behind.
  • Turn off lights, furnace/air conditioning, lock all windows and doors.
  • Check mail.
  • Turn over house keys to property manager/realtor/buyer.
  • Take a final family photo in front of your home.

Our moving checklist, to go!

Download the Arpin America moving checklist to make sure your move goes as smooth as possible.