Moving Checklist

This checklist will help prepare you for your move. Please feel free to contact your local TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® location with any questions or get a free moving quote.

Home Moving Checklist

A month before the move

  • Reserve a moving company for your move as soon as you know you are moving. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® can also pack up your house for you.
  • Visit your local TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® to purchase moving boxes and necessary packing supplies.
  • Start to clean out closets, the garage and attic.
  • Host a garage sale or donate your unwanted things to charity.
  • Arrange to transfer school records.
  • Get change of address cards from your local post office.
  • Notify magazines, charge accounts, insurance companies, clubs and all other organizations of your change of address. If possible, get owner's manuals for appliances in your new home.

One to two weeks before the move

  • Make a "survival closet" of things you will need for the final clean-up and include a snack for the last day.
  • If you decide to pack yourself, label all the moving boxes as you pack. Write the destination room on the top and sides of each moving box to ensure it gets to the right place in your new home.
  • Schedule disconnects for gas, electric, water and the telephone. Don't disconnect the phone until after your move. Arrange for refunds that are due, and schedule connections for your new home.
  • Cancel newspapers, cable TV, security, pest control, cleaning help, lawn maintenance and any other services you receive.

The week of the move

  • Mail in your change of address forms.
  • Clean the stove.

The day before the move

  • Clean the refrigerator, then defrost and dry.
  • Get enough cash to tide you over.
  • Say goodbye to your neighbours!

Get your printable moving checklist.

Business Moving Checklist

A month before the move

  • Reserve a moving company for your move as soon as you know your business is moving. Any of our TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchises can also pack up your business for you.
  • Visit your local TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® to purchase moving boxes and necessary packing supplies.
  • Start to clean out closets, extra meeting rooms and file cabinets.
  • Host a community sale or donate the unneeded items to charity.
  • Get change of address cards from your local post office.
  • Notify your building owner, clients, magazines, charge accounts and all other organizations of your change of address.
  • This may be a great opportunity to update software or technology.

One to two weeks before the move

  • Label moving boxes according to person and/or item. Once the boxes are moved, this will be helpful when reorganizing.
  • Cancel newspapers, security, cleaning help, lawn and/or indoor maintenance and any other services you receive.
  • Devise a floor plan of the cubicles in your office and the new floor layout.

The week of the move

  • Encourage employees to clean out their spaces.
  • Unplug copiers, computers, printers and any other electronic items.

The day before the move

  • Conduct a pre-move conference with managers.
  • Let all employees know their roles and responsibilities for the move.
  • Limit employee participation on move day.

Additional facility requirements

Please note we are movers, not electricians and plumbers. It's possible other professionals may be needed to make sure your belongings are safely disconnected and reconnected. Our movers will take care of logistically relocating those items.

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