Week 1

  • Fill out change of address form at the post office
  • Put in request time off at work for move-in days
  • Pick your chosen mover, or if moving yourself, schedule vehicle rental
  • Confirm all paperwork with your chosen mover
  • Double check proper insurance is in place to cover valuables
  • Verify move-in date with a Realtor and move-out date with the landlord.

Week 2

  • Update newspaper/magazine subscriptions forwarding address.
  • Gather or purchase move-in materials including boxes, packing tape, furniture movers and bubble wrap
  • Write checklist for all essential items
  • Start packing inessential items
  • Start cleaning current rental for new renters

Week 3

  • Finish packing inessential items
  • Switch utility services to your new address.

Week 4

  • Cancel/schedule move-in appointments with internet, cable, and electric, water, gas companies.
  • Finish cleaning your current space
  • Sell or give away items you don’t want to move

Week 5

  • Pack remaining essential items
  • Pick up the keys to your new home
  • Move into your new place!