Moving Checklist

Here, at Boston Express Movers, we understand that moving is not an easy task. It's a bit hard to get yourself organized when you have so much to do. That's why our staff at Boston Express Movers made a moving checklist just for you. Feel free to print it and put it to good use.


  • Get rid of anything you aren't bringing with you
  • Find out where to dispose of household chemicals like old paint
  • Make a list of everything you're bringing to your new home
  • Find out the replacement value of all belongings, for insurance purposes
  • Fill out a change of address form from USPS
  • Fill out an IRS change of address form
  • Get copies of your medical and dental records, if necessary
  • Get copies of veterinary records, if necessary
  • If you're moving out of state, find out about auto licensing and insurance
  • If you're moving in-state, find out where and how to change your address on your driver's license
  • Notify your kids' schools and have their records transferred to their new schools
  • Return any cable equipment
  • Make hotel and airline reservations if you need them

8 to 14 Days Before Your Move

  • Return library books or any other borrowed items
  • Collect all the items you may have loaned out
  • Make arrangements to disconnect gas, electric and other utilities
  • Make arrangements to connect utilities at your new place
  • Arrange to have major appliances prepped for the move

2 to 7 Days Before Your Move

  • Get rid of all flammables
  • Figure out what you're bringing with you in the car or plane
  • Arrange for removal of "installed items" you're bringing with you, like a TV antenna or shelves
  • Pack a suitcase with the clothes and toiletries you'll need the first day in your new home
  • Pack a special box with other essentials you'll need for the first few days. (Make sure to mark this box "Do Not Move")

The Day Before Moving Day

  • Take down curtains and curtain rods
  • Empty, defrost and clean your refrigerator. Make sure it has at least 24 hours to air dry
  • Clean and air your stove
  • Plan your breakfast. Paper plates service is fine. Eating something on the road is better
  • Pack your personal belongings except your alarm clock
  • Go to sleep early - you'll be glad of it tomorrow

The Day of Move

  • Collect all keys to locking items. Put them in a safe place
  • Strip the beds but leave them intact. We will dismantle them
  • Make sure you're at home when the movers arrive, so you can sign an inventory
  • Walk around with the crew chief while he does the inventory
  • Make sure everything's been readied for the move
  • Keep your signed bill of lading and inventory in an easily accessible place
  • Make sure the driver has the correct delivery address and phone number
  • Confirm the expected delivery time with the driver
  • Before you leave, do a final walkthrough of every room. Check all closets and cabinets

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