Moving Checklist

Moving Checklist


  1. Call salvation army for pick up of
    unwanted clothes.
  2. Decide on your approximate move date.
  3. Arrange to have a City Jump Salesperson
    provide an estimate.
  4. Cancel / Transfer memberships
  5. Do not pack documents connected with
    your move.
  6. Check with your doctor the names and
    dosages of any medications.
  7. Schedule farewell visits with family and


  1. Notify your post office. Find out your new zip code. Send change of address cards Arrange to have utilities disconnect.
  2. Plan for utility companies at destination to arrange services to be connected as soon as you move in.
  3. Request the Internet company at destination to connect service before you arrive.
  4. Ask your bank to transfer your accounts to the branch nearest your new home.
  5. If you are paying for your own move, you will need to pay by pre-authorized payment via credit card or a certified check.
  6. Arrange for a safety deposit box at the new location. You may want to leave the contents in your present box until one becomes available at destination. Never pack valuables. Keep money, jewelry and bonds with you or arrange for a courier service to transport them.
  7. Transfer fire, theft and other insurance. Check your policy to see whether a long-distance move is covered.


  1. Check your “to do” list. Call your Moving consultant with any questions.
  2. Prepare a floor plan of your new home and make extra copies. They will be very helpful for moving in.
  3. Plan a going-away party for your children and their friends.
  4. If you plan to do some of the packing, start now.
  5. Plan meals to use up stocks of canned and frozen foods.
  6. Collect items being cleaned, repaired, stored and loaned to friends.
  7. Return library books.
  8. Arrange care for young children and pets during the busy days of packing, loading and moving in.


  1. Before Pack day Keep separate any food, plates and utensils that you will need during the last days.
  2. Pack them on moving day
  3. Prepare a list of items you’ll need immediately at destination, such as a flashlight, light bulbs, toilet paper, cleaning supplies, snacks & drinks. Pack these last and unload them first, along with necessities such as the crib of playpen.
  4. Drain fuel from the lawnmower and other machinery. Safely dispose of all gasoline, matches, paints, aerosol cans listed in our booklet, Handling Dangerous Goods.
  5. Confirm hotel/motel reservations for your trip.
  6. Organize all of your moving and travel documents as well as the valuables you will be taking with you.
  7. Set aside and label items such as luggage that you do not want packed or moved.
  8. Take down curtains, blinds, rods, shelves. Unfasten any fixed carpets that are to be moved. The mover does not perform these tasks.

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