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
family, pets and live plants
Make hotel reservations
Reserve rental car
Cancel or transfer
Newspaper and magazine subscriptions
Defrost and clean refrigerator and freezer
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.
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.
Turn over house keys to property manager/realtor/buyer.