Moving Checklist: Your Guide to an Organized Move

Planning a move involves juggling multiple tasks and deadlines. To help you stay organized throughout the process, Auckland Star Movers has created a comprehensive moving checklist. Use this guide to ensure that you don’t overlook any crucial steps and make your move as smooth as possible.

  1. Two Months Before:
    • Research and book a reliable moving company.
    • Create a budget for your move and start saving for any additional expenses.
    • Notify your landlord or real estate agent if you’re renting.
  2. Six Weeks Before:
    • Sort through your belongings and decide what to keep, sell, donate, or discard.
    • Start collecting packing supplies.
  3. Four Weeks Before:
    • Begin packing non-essential items.
    • Notify utility companies of your move and schedule disconnection and reconnection dates.
    • Change your address with the post office and update it with relevant institutions.
  4. Two Weeks Before:
    • Pack essential items and create an inventory of valuable possessions.
    • Confirm details with your moving company and provide them with any necessary instructions.
    • Notify your insurance company about your upcoming move.
  5. One Week Before:
    • Finish packing and label all boxes.
    • Defrost your refrigerator and empty it of any perishable items.
    • Pack a suitcase with clothes and toiletries for the first few days in your new home.
  6. Moving Day:
    • Double-check all rooms and ensure everything is packed and loaded.
    • Take final meter readings and lock all windows and doors.
  7. After the Move:
    • Unpack essentials and set up necessary utilities.
    • Inspect your belongings for any damages and notify your moving company immediately if any issues arise.
    • Register with new schools, doctors, and other local services.
  8. Settling In:
    • Complete unpacking and organize your new space.
    • Explore your new neighborhood and familiarize yourself with nearby amenities.
    • Update your driver’s license, vehicle registration, and voter registration with your new address.

By following this moving checklist, you can ensure that no important tasks are overlooked during your move. Staying organized will help reduce stress and make the transition to your new home much smoother.