In this MasterKit, you will find everything you need to stay organized and stress-free on the countdown to moving day (and the days beyond). From a weekend-by-weekend timeline to pro packing tips and advice on securing your new space, you'll learn everything you need to know to become a master mover.
The Ultimate Moving Checklist: How to Move One Weekend at a Time
A checklist of to-dos to help you worry less about packing, moving, and everything in between.
Moving can seem like one of life's most stressful events. But with the right plan, it doesn't have to be. Below, we've broken down simple tasks that can be completed over the course of a weekend. Utilize this moving checklist so you can master any move.
8 Weekends Before Moving
Hire a moving company (you can compare movers and book online for guaranteed prices with Unpakt), reserve a formal storage unit (like PODS), or book a truck if you plan on moving yourself
Begin de-cluttering, selling, donating, or trashing items you don't plan on moving
Review your move with your insurance company and identify if there are any additional coverage needs that need to be met during the transition
Create a moving folder for all of your moving related documents. Create a digital version of these documents as well
6 Weekends Before Moving
Create a packing list to easily reference each item you will need to pack
Calculate moving box and supply needs
Buy moving supplies including boxes, tape, and packing materials – or grab free boxes at your local liquor store or supermarket
4 Weekends Before Moving
Pack all of your non-essentials: off-season clothing, sports equipment, things stored in your garage and basement
Sell, donate, or store items that you don't have a space for in your new home
Set up mail forwarding with USPS, and update your address with your bank, insurance company, doctor's offices, etc
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2 Weekends Before Moving
Pack all of the non-essential items in your kitchen, bedrooms, and living spaces
Inspect your home and make any needed repairs
Take your car in for a tune-up so you don't have to worry about unexpected car troubles on moving day
1 Weekend Before Moving
Finish packing all your rooms, clean up, and clean out your current home
Transfer utilities to your new address
Do a few loads of laundry, just in case there's an issue at your new place
1 Night Before Moving
Pack of box of essentials you'll need at your new place on Moving Day: toilet paper, soap, paper towels, and garbage bags. Don't forget your moving folder and phone charger so you can stay organized and connected.
Do a final cleaning and room run-through to make sure you haven't forgotten something
Get a good night of sleep – you have a big day tomorrow!