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Road Warrior Moving Checklist

One Month Prior to Move Day

  • Book a moving company. If you are moving in the summer, you may wish to call movers 2-3 months in advance to ensure availability on your desired date.
  • Notify the post office.
  • Order moving supplies from Road Warrior Moving Box Delivery Service
  • Sort and discard, or donate unwanted items. Many charitable organizations will pick up with sufficient notice.
  • Confirm elevator, loading dock, and parking space reservations for move day at both origin and destination addresses.
  • Begin packing; clearly labeling boxes with your name, contents, and room destination for the box.

Two Weeks Prior to Move Day

  • Notify utility companies, as applicable:
  • Telephone
  • Electric
  • Gas/Oil (also schedule gas appliances to be disconnected)
  • Cable and Internet Service Provider
  • Water
  • Home security/alarm
  • Make arrangements for disassembly of difficult items (pool tables, swing sets, etc.).
  • Make arrangements for parking permits, where applicable. Make arrangements for a babysitter/pet-sitter on move day, as necessary.
  • Arrange for time off from work to prepare for the move and to be present on move day.

One Week Prior to Move Day

  • Confirm move date and time with your moving company.
  • Provide moving company with new telephone number, if applicable.
  • Complete the high-value inventory form if applicable..
  • Remove fragile and loose items from drawers and pack carefully in small moving boxes.
  • Remove all permanently affixed items you wish to take from walls and ceilings (drapes, lighting fixtures, ceiling fans, etc.).

One Day Prior to Move Day

  • Consolidate clearly-marked boxes of fragile items in one area of your home. Alert your moving crew about these boxes on move day.
  • Identify furniture that is fragile by nature or has been weakened by previous damage and bring it to your crew's attention on move day.
  • Separate and label items not intended for transport by your movers.
  • Isolate checkbook, keys, passports, plane tickets, cash, credit cards and prescription medications.
  • Defrost, drain, wash, and dry refrigerators and freezers.
  • Drain gas and oil from lawn mowers, generators, snow blowers, etc.
  • Disconnect propane tank from gas grill. Your movers will not be able to transport the tank on move day.
  • Clear walkways and driveway during inclement weather.

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