Austin Moving Checklist

austin moving checklistMoving can be a very overwhelming experience because there's always plenty to do! But this Austin moving checklist helps you stay organized and on top of your move. Enjoy!

6-8 Weeks Before Moving

☐ Request quotes & hire a local moving company
☐ Reserve a storage unit, if required
☐ Organize belongings & set aside anything you won't be moving
☐ Begin packing belongings into boxes

3-4 Weeks Before Moving

☐ Host a garage sale for excess belongings, then donate any unwanted items that are left over
☐ Visit the veterinarian and, if moving out of town, collect copies of pet records
☐ Get medical records from dentists, doctors & other medical professionals
☐ Get school records for any children you have
☐ Schedule utility service disconnections & reconnections
☐ Service all appliances and small motorized items (boats, mowers, etc.)
☐ Take inventory of food in cupboards and freezer, then make a meal plan to consume it
☐ Register your Change of Address with USPS (online or at the postoffice)
☐ Cancel (or transfer) all recurring services, such as magazines, newspapers, landscaping, trash pickup, etc.

1-2 Weeks Before Moving

☐ Finish packing up belongings
☐ Organize belongings based on destination (eg: put all the boxes for the storage unit in one room, and all the boxes for the new house in another)
☐ Organize and plan trips to the landfill and recycling center to get rid of extra waste
☐ Transfer (or close) bank & other financial accounts
☐ Complete any outstanding vehicle maintenance

3 Days Before Moving

☐ Defrost & clean freezer and refrigerator
☐ Clean all other appliances, including the oven, laundry machines and furnace.

Moving Day

☐ Keep valuables with you in a safe place
☐ Walk through the home to ensure everything is perfect
☐ Close any windows & lock all doors

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