Preparing for House Moving Checklist

Eight Weeks Before Your Move

  • If you're selling your home, make sure all of the paperwork is either completed or in the process.
  • Get two or three estimates from moving companies and make reservations as soon as possible.
  • Make a place for items you're going to donate and yard sale items.
  • Start a floor plan for your new home and start deciding how you're going to use each room. This is also a good time to start pricing any appliances or furniture you'll need for the new house.
  • Contact your insurance agent to transfer your medical, property and auto insurance.
  • Make arrangements for your family and your pets. If you're moving a long distance you may need airline reservations or hotel rooms.
  • Contact a pet relocation service for advice and assistance on moving your pets long distances.

Five Weeks Before Your Move

Three Weeks Before Your Move

Two Weeks Before Your Move

One Week Before Your Move

The Day Of The Move

When you're moving the contents of an entire house, a moving checklist is an absolute must.  Actually, anytime you move you need a good checklist but when you're talking about moving a house there are a lot of little things that need to be done before you can even think about the bigger things like loading that giant sofa and king size bed into the back of a moving van.  Having a house moving checklist will help you remember all the little things you need to do in the middle of that giant whirlwind of activity that's going on around you. The earlier you start and the more organized you are the smoother your transition will be so we've created this house moving checklist to help you stay on top of things.


If you're moving to the other side of town, your checklist might not be so involved, so you probably won't need to worry about finding new doctors and transferring medical records and your utility companies and other service providers will probably stay the same.You still remember to transfer those services to your new address as well as changing you mailing address with credit card providers, insurance companies and banks.

If you're moving a long distance then you're going to need to do even more planning. Get information about all the different service providers in your new city and find new doctors and banks. You may have to pay deposits for utilities since you've never dealt with them before. You're going to have to find new schools for your kids, and on top of all of that, you're going to have to find a moving company who can not only transport your household but load it up at your current home and unload it at the new one.