Apartment Moving Checklist

Apartment Moving Checklist - Moving and Storage

Moving can be a very stressful process. You have to pack up all of your belongings, find somewhere new to live, clean up behind yourself, and make sure everything is in order.  But don’t freak out! Stay calm and collected if you want to be able to pull off the entire process without everything going crazy.  We have put together a detailed apartment moving checklist to help you stay organized and stress-free!

The Month Before You Move:

– Fill out a change of address at the post office, and notify your friends and family that you are moving.

– Decide what you don’t want to take with you, and then and donate or sell it.

– Create a list of what items you want to move.

– Look into getting movers or get the supplies (such as boxes, packing tape, etc,) you will need.

– Mark boxes clearly by room or type of item (such as “clothes,” “kitchen,” or “dishes,”).

– You can also start gathering items into a designated area to prepare for packing.

The Week Before You Move:

– Pack all of your important documents. It is better to have these packed safely away than to lose them in the clutter of the moving process.

– Arrange to have all of your utilities canceled.

– Make sure there are utilities at your new residence.

– Start cleaning and packing. Pack items into their appropriate boxes.

– Make decisive travel plans for moving. Who is helping you? How are you getting to your new place?

– Notify your landlord on the specific date you plan to move. Also arrange to drop off your keys, or have them be picked up by your landlord.

The Day Before You Move:

– Defrost and clean out your refrigerator.

– Clean your house completely. Vacuum, sweep, mop, wash, and wipe down any remaining furniture, windows, appliances, and flooring.

– Get a good night’s sleep. You’ll need a lot of energy for the moving process!

The Day You Move:

– Pack up the very last items (ideally only the bare essentials, like toiletries and a couple days’ worth of clothes).

– Load the moving truck or car.

– Go through your apartment one last time, looking for any leftover items or last minute cleaning needs.

Need A Helping Hand?

While it is not impossible to move out of an apartment by yourself, it can be stressful. Why go at it alone when you could hire professionals to help you (or at least rent a moving van)? TalkLocal will help you find reputable, professional movers. We will connect you with up to three professionals in your area, within minutes!

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