Moving Checklist

  • Received confirmation of the date of the packing / loading crew will arrive?
  • Given your Move Manager your arrival date at destination and a contact name and phone number(s) where you can be reached?
  • Designated your “OFF LIMITS – NOT TO BE SHIPPED” area?
  • Remove restricted articles or place them in your “OFF LIMITS” area.
  • Prepare your “List of Important Items/Information” for packing/loading crew:
    • Take care of my ,it is a family heirloom
    • Don’t pack the baby’s diapers
    • Please leave bed up until load day
    • Please do not pack these cooking items (if you intend to cook or dine in)
    • Don’t open this door, or my animals will get out
    • Where will the hardware be for the dissembled items?
    • I would like to review each page of the inventory as it is completed so I’m not rushed at the end of the day.
  • Prepared electronic equipment for movement?
  • Removed garage door opener from your car and given it to the buyer or Realtor?
    • Flammables – nail polish, gasoline, paints, thinners, automobile oil
    • Explosives – live ammunition, gun powder, fireworks
    • Corrosives – Drain-O, various types of batteries
    • Cleaning fluids and detergents
    • Open containers of liquids
    • Canned goods or other liquid items (during winter months)
    • Plants and perishable foods
    • Personal items of high value, or items not easily replaced, should travel with you:
    • Last three years of Income Tax Returns (to close on a new home)
    • Birth Certificates and Shot Records (to enroll children in school)
    • Stocks, Bonds and High Value Jewels
    • Plane Tickets and Passports
    • Remove CD’s, tapes, ect…from stereo equipment
    • Lock CD player (if required)
    • Remove disks from computers
    • Remove ink cartridges from printers
    • Make back-up copies of important files
    • Make manufacturer’s cartons available on the start day to pack into.

Before the driver leaves, please make sure to do a final walk through of your home. Check the dishwasher and all cupboards (don’t forget the “special occasion” cupboards or cabinets, crawl space, attic, storage shed)