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Moving Checklist

The To-Do list for your home moving.


A month before the move:


  • Reserve a moving company for your move as soon as you know you are moving. If you need packing assistance, we can also pack up your house, apartment, or condo for you.
  • Contact New York New York Moving for all your moving 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 or change your address online.
  • 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 snacks for the last day.
  • If you decide to pack yourself, label all 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. If you’re pressed for time, or overwhelmed with packing, New York New York Moving offers full-service packing.
  • Schedule disconnects for utilities such as gas, electric, water and the telephone. If you have a landline, do not disconnect it until after your move. Arrange for refunds that are due, and schedule connections for your new residence.
  • Cancel newspapers, Internet, 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 and finish up any last minute cleaning before move day.
  • Finish up packing and be sure all items are boxed and ready to go prior to the movers’ arrival.


The day before the move:


  • Clean the refrigerator, then defrost and dry.
  • Get enough cash to tide you over. Cash comes in handy if you need to order pizza during your move, or dinner in your new place!
  • Say goodbye to your neighbors!


Day of the move:


  • Pack your suitcase and day of the move box with all necessary essentials to get you through the next few days in case you don’t get to unpacking right away.
  • Be sure you’re present when the movers arrive so you can walk them through the home and indicate what you need moved or anything in particular they should be aware of.
  • Once all belongings are loaded onto the moving truck, be sure to do one more walkthrough and lock all windows and outside doors, in addition to checking all lights and your thermostat are off before heading to your new home.


Boxes & Supplies

When it’s time to get your goods ready for shipping, you can use the very same moving supplies professional packers and movers use.




Every day is moving day, so there are always plenty of professional grade moving supplies in stock. You can easily inquire about the amount of materials you will need. Getting your supplies from New York New York Moving can help you save time and money.




Choose from several sizes of moving boxes designed for all kinds of household goods. Smaller boxes are better for packing heavy items (books and papers) and larger boxes are good for lighter items (linens, towels, etc.)



  • Boxes
  • Book Boxes (12” x 12” x 12”)
  • Small (6" x 12-5/8" x 12-13/16")
  • Medium (18" x 18" x 16")
  • Large (18" x 18" x 24")
  • X-Large (24-1/8" x 18" x 24")
  • Dish Pack (5.125 cu. ft.)
  • Wardrobe (24” x 20” x 45”)
  • Lamp Cartons
  • Flat Panel TV Boxes
  • Mirror and Picture Boxes
  • Document Storage (File) Boxes


Other Moving Supplies


  • Mattress Bags (Twin, Full, Queen, King)
  • Bubble Pack (Large Rolls, Small Rolls, Sheets)
  • Packing Paper (10 lb. box)
  • Packing Tape


How to Begin

Talk to your G New York New York Moving Agent.

When you decide to do your own packing, ask your New York New York Moving Agent about what materials you will need. 



Moving With Children



Whether moving your family to a new state or a new neighborhood, the process could be hectic—especially with young children in tow. Preparing kids for what to expect, listening to their concerns and adding a sense of adventure are all essential steps to suppressing kids' moving fears and keeping your stress levels at bay.  New York New York Moving experts share these five tips for a family-friendly move:


  1. Time your move. Although circumstances often dictate the date of a move, try to time the process so that it occurs at a calm period in kids' lives. While school schedules make the most obvious difference, milestones in kids' lives like sleeping transitions or potty-training should also be taken into account.

  2. Keep the lines of communication open. Even toddlers understand family circumstances more than parents realize. Acknowledge that a move will inevitably induce fear in kids. Involve them in the conversation; that way, you're more quickly able to answer questions and avoid mood swings or temper tantrums.

  3. Keep enthusiasm levels high and make it an adventure. Show kids pictures of their new house, school and neighborhood ahead of time. By describing room décor and key points like a bigger backyard and the activities offered by the new community, an unfamiliar environment becomes a place to look forward to rather than fear. Anyone who moved as a child remembers the extra trips to fast-food restaurants, getting to swim in a hotel pool or sleeping in forts. To keep kids' spirits high though the upheaval of a move, capitalize on these unexpected thrills.

  4. Label boxes clearly. In addition to staying as organized as possible with room-by-room, labeled boxes, remember always one toy that their child has to play with "right now" so do your best to know where to find things after the big move. By including specific details about the contents of a box while labeling, specific belongings are easy to find and at the forefront of the unpacking list.

  5. When in doubt, call in the troops. Turning to outside help to provide alternate entertainment is oftentimes essential. If family or friends are available and willing, use them—you're likely to accomplish much more if you can find a few kid-free hours or add a few helpers to the mix.