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Moving is one of the most stressful things someone will ever have to do in their life.  There are so many things to decide and do.  CustomMovingChecklist.com helps you out by giving you an extensive list of items to choose from to put on your personalized moving checklist.   CustomMovingChecklist.com lets you create a moving list that has only the items that you need on it.  If you have a list you are less likely to miss important things you need to do and will reduce the stress involved in your move!

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Don't worry, we make it easy to create a checklist!  Just give it a try.  You can easily recreate it or change it.

First you will be given a list of Groups (e.g. As soon as possible, packing supplies, 1 month before move, etc.) to choose from.  Choose the groups that you think that would apply to your move.  Then you will be given a page of items for each group you chose.  Choose the items that you want to appear on your checklist.  After selecting from your last selected group, your generated checklist will appear.  From this window, you can view and/or print out your custom checklist to your printer or pdf file!

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Why Create a Custom Moving Checklist?

There are many benefits to creating a custom moving checklist prior to your move.

  • Less likely to forget to do something important - There are so many things that you need to do as part of a move.  We have thousands of items of things to do that you may need to do for your move.  We bet that you haven't thought about all these items.  If you use our moving checklist, you will be less likely to miss doing something important that needs to get done!
  • Saves Money - If you plan your move ahead of time, you will have time to get estimates from movers, packers, etc., and be able to choose the best service for you at the best price!
  • Saves Time - If you plan your move and do things when you need to do them you will save time.  There are so many things that you need to do when you move, you undoubtedly won't be able to do them all, but if you plan ahead, you can do more in less time!
  • Reduces Your Stress - Best of all, if you plan your move ahead, it will greatly reduce the stress you will encounter during your move.  Moving is one of the most stressful things in life, by planning ahead you will reduce this stress!

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Why Use Our Custom Moving Checklist?

There are many reasons to use our custom moving checklist:

  • largest list of items - We have thousands of items that you can add to your custom moving checklist.  We constantly add new items that our users want so we think we have the best list of items of any website!
  • add your own items - We are probably the only moving checklist site that lets you add your own line items to your own checklist!  Not every list can have everything you need.  With our list, if you need an item that we don't have on our list, you can just add it!
  • customizable - You select the items that you want on your custom moving checklist.  If we don't have the item you can add your own item to your checklist!
  • editable -We allow to to change your selected groups, selected items, and any additional items you add whenever you want!
  • online - Creating your custom moving checklist is all done online.  You can also use it online if you wish!
  • printable - Once you generate your custom moving checklist, you have the ability to print it out to use it at a later date!
  • It's FREE! - Need we repeat that there is nothing better than something that is FREE!  What have you got to lose, just try out our checklist!

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Tips

  • Tip: Create a simple checklist first - When creating your 1st ever checklist on our site, just select 1 group and a few items from that group, then generate your checklist to see what you will get!  This will give you a feel for the process.  After you understand how our checklist generator works, then go back and create a new checklist with everything that you want on it!

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Groups Descriptions

Key Decisions

These are the key decisions that you will have to make when moving such as deciding what days and times that you will be moving, where you are going to move to, whether you are going to sell or rent your current house, whether you are going to buy or rent your new home, whether you are going to hire professional movers, whether you are going to hold a moving sale, etc.

As Soon As Possible

These are the things that you should do as soon as possible when you are moving.  These are things like getting a calendar to plan and write on, to preparing a budget for your move, start saving money for your move, requesting the moving days off from work, setting aside areas in your house to put things, etc.

Searching for your New Home

These are the things that you would do to as part of your move when searching for your new home in a new community.  These are things such as researching your new community, researching the schools in your new community, deciding on which neighbourhood to move to, contacting a real estate agent, etc.

Moving from your Owned Home

These are the thing that you would do prior to your move when moving from a home that you owned such as labellig all circuit breakers, locating the water shutoff key, making sure that the house number is clearly visible, determing what needs to be repaired prior to the move, making any necessary repairs, etc.

Moving from your Rented Home

These are the things that you would do if you are moving from a rented home.  These are things such as giving notice to your landlord, arranging with the landlord about the move out requirements, cleaning carpets, cleaning kitchen, cleaning bathroom, doing a move out walkthrough with the landlord.

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Selling your Current Home

These are the things that you would do if you are selling your current home as part of your move.  These are items such as finding a real estate agent to list your current home, determining a selling price based on comparisons, listing your home for sal, evaluating offers, signing sales agreement.

Renting out your Current Home

These are the things that you would do if you are planning on renting out your current home.  These are items such as determining where to advertise your rental, getting rental applications, advertising your rental, reviewing application, doing credit checks of applicants, giving keys to new tenant, etc.

Buying your New Home

These are the things that you would do if you are going to buy your new home.  These are items such as finding a real estate agent, determining how much you can pay for the home, getting financings, looking at homes, making offers on homes, agreeing to purchase a home, determining when you can move in, etc.

Renting Out Your New Home

These are the things that you would do if you are going to rent your new home.  These are things such as determining your requirements for what you want to rent, determining how much you can afford to pay in rent, looking at available rentals, signing rental agreement.

Hiring a Moving Company

These are the things that you would do if you are hiring a moving company to move your possessions.  These are things such as identifying moving companies that you could hire, researching the moving companies, getting estimates for moving, agreeing on a price, signing a contract with moving company, etc.

Hiring Piano Movers

These are the things that you would do if are hiring a piano moving company to move your piano.  These are things such as identifying piano moving companies you could hire, checking the companies with the better business bureau, getting estimates from the piano movers, agreeing on a price, signing a contract, determining the dates of the move, etc.

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Renting a Truck for your Move

These are the things that you would do if you are renting a truck for your move.  These are things such as identifying truck rental companies that you can rent from, determining the dates that you need to rent a truck for, determining the size and type of truck you need to rent, deciding on the pick-up location, deciding on the drop-off location, investigating mileage charges, reserving the truck, picking up the truck, etc.

Renting a Car for your Move

These are the things that you would do if you are renting a car for your move.  These are things such as identifying car rental companies that you can rent from, determining the dates that you need to rent the car for, determining the size of the car that you want to rent, reserving a car, actually renting the car, etc.

Renting a Trailer for your Move

These are the things that you would do if you are renting a trailer for your move.  These are things such as identifying companies from which you can rent trailers, determining the size and type of trailer you require, determining the dates that you require the trailer rental, determining the pick up location, determining the drop off location, reserving the trailer rental, picking up the trailer, etc.

Hiring a Professional Packing Company

These are the things that you may need to do if you are hiring a professional packing company.  These are things such as identifying packing companies that you could hire, determining what services they can and will provide, research prices, determine availability, signing contract with professional packing company, etc.

Hiring a Professional Unpacking Company

These are the things that you may need to do if you are hiring a professional unpacking company.  These are things such as identifying unpacking companies you could hire, researching prices, determine the dates that you will require their services, signing the contract, etc.

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Hiring a Professional Cleaning Company for Current Home

These are the things that you may need to do if you are hiring a professional cleaning company to clean your current home.  These are things such as identifying professional cleaning companies that you could hire, getting estimates from cleaning companies, researching prices, signing a contract, determining the dates they will be cleaning, etc.

Hiring a Professional Cleaning Company for New Home

These are things that you may need to do if you are hiring a professional cleaning company to clean your new home prior to moving in.  These are items such as identifying professional cleaning companies that meet your requirements, researching prices, geting estimates from cleaning companies, signing a contract with cleaning company, etc.

Renting a Storage Locker for your Move

These are things that you may need to do if you are going to rent a storage locker to store some or all of your possessions in.  These are things such as determining storage facilities in the location where you want to store your stuff in, determining the size of storage unit you require, signing a contract, determining how to move your possessions into the storage locker, etc.

Renting Hotel rooms, Motel rooms for your Move

These are things that you may need to do if you are going to stay in a hotel or motel when you are moving.  These are things such as determining the dates that you will need to stay in the hotel or motel, determine the locations that you need to stay in, research prices, determine availability, reserve your rooms, etc.

Airline Travel for your Move

These are things that you may need to do if you are going to be traveling by airplane as part of your move.  These are items such as determining where and when you need to fly, what airports you will be travelling from and to, researching flight times and cost, buying your airplane tickets, and taking your itineraries and confirmation numbers with you, etc.

Bus Travel for your Move

These are things that you may need to do if you are going to be traveling by bus as part of your move.  These are items such as such as determining where you are taking the bus from and to, researching the bus times and costs, buying your bus tickets, taking your itineraries and confirmation numbers with you, etc.

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Train Travel for your Move

These are things that you may need to do if you are going to be traveling by train as part of your move.  These are items such as such as determining where you are taking the train from and to, researching the train times and costs, buying your train tickets, taking your itineraries and confirmation numbers with you, etc.

Vehicle Shipping for your Move

These are things that you may need to do if you are going to be shipping your vehicles to your new hometown as part of your move.  These are items such as determining what vehicles you will be shipping, determining when you want to ship your vehicles, research which companies ship vehicles, determining the price, signing a contract, delivering your vehicle(s) to be shipped, etc.

Moving with your Own Vehicle

These are things that you may need to do if you are moving using your own vehicle.  These are things like having your vehicle serviced prior to your move, fueling up your vehicle, planning your driving route, etc.

Moving Boxes for your Move

These are the types of moving boxes that you may need for your move.  These are things like large moving boxes, picture boxes, wardrobe boxes, small boxes, etc.

Packing Supplies for your Move

These are the types of packing supplies that you may need for your move.  These are things like bubble wrap, tape, labels, marking pens, mattress covers, packaging paper, stickers, tape dispenser, twine, etc.

Moving Equipment and Tools for your Move

These are moving equipment and tools that you may need for your move.  These include things like dollys, hand truck, moving blankets, bungee cables, ropes, slider pads, straps, etc.

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Protective Gear for your Move

These are protective gear items that you may need for your move.  These include things like coveralls, ear plugs, gloves, safety glases, etc.

Holding a Moving Sale or Garage Sale prior to Moving

These are the things that you may need to do if you are holding a moving or garage sale as part of your move.  These include determining the date(s) that you want to hold your sale, getting small label for prices, seeing if a permit is required to hold a garage sale, collecting the items that you want to sell, advertising your garage sale, putting up notices on local bulletin boards, getting a cash float, putting up signs advertising your sale, having some balloons to draw people in, sell, clean up after sale, etc.

Prepare Dangerous Goods prior to your Move

These are items related to preparing dangerous goods as part of your move.  These include deciding which dangerous goods your are going to move, deciding which dangerous goods you are going to dispose of, emptying the gasoline and oil from lawn movers and other gas powered items, removing lightbulbs from lamps, putting trigger locks on guns, determining the transportation requirements of your dangerous goods.

Home Insurance Changes for your Move

These items are related to having the proper home insurance for your move.  These are items such as inventory all your possessions, make note of items of significant value, obtain appraisals of items of significant value, get quotes from insurance brokers, compare quotes, purchase unoccupied home insurance if leaving your home unoccupied after your move.

Vehicle Insurance Changes for your Move

These are things that you may need to do to ensure that your vehicle(s) have the proper insurance coverage during your move.  These are things like contacting your insurance agent to determine if any insurance changes are required, getting quotes from car insurance companies, comparing insurance quotes, buying the required insurance.

Other Insurance Changes for your Move

These are things that you may need to do to ensure that you have insurance for your move.  These are things liek purchasing insurance for items that you are storing, purchasing travel insurance, etc.

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Who to Notify to Transfer or Cancel Services at your Current Home

These are things that you may need to do as part of transfering from or cancelling services at your current home.  These are things like notifying your work, spouse's work, accountant, alarm company, banks, cable company, cell phone company, tax man, daycare, dentist, doctors, drivers licence office, health club, housekeeper, electric company, lawyer, credit card companies, newspapers, magazines, schools, water company, etc.

Who to Notify to Set up Services at your New Home

These are things that you may need to do as part of transfering to or setting up services at your current home.  These are things like notifying your work, spouse's work, accountant, alarm company, banks, cable company, cell phone company, tax man, daycare, dentist, doctors, drivers licence office, health club, housekeeper, electric company, lawyer, credit card companies, newspapers, magazines, schools, water company, etc.

Moving with Children

These are things that you may need to do as part of moving with your children.  These are things like discussing the move with your children, including the children in decisions affecting them, having your children pack their own rooms up, arranging for a babysitter on the day of the move, finding daycare in new town, finding schools in new town, etc.

Moving with Pets

These are things that you may need to do if your pets are moving with you.  These are things like determining where your pets will stay on moving day, getting a pet carrier, determine if you will need to board your animal, take your pet to the veterinarian for a checkup prior to the move, finding a new veterinarian for your pet, get an id tag for your pet with your new address on it.

Things to do 2 months prior to Moving Day

These are things that you may need to about 2 months before moving day.  These are things such as packing items that you won't be using prior to your move, putting aside items to donate to charity, making any required repairs to your current home, collect moving boxes, collect packing supplies, start using up canned and frozen foods, drop-off clothes and items for charity, hold a moving/garage sale, take items to dump, etc.

Things to do 1 months prior to Moving Day

These are things that you may need to about 1 months before moving day.  These are things such as make any repairs to your current home, go to the post office and have your mail redirected, send out change of address cards, determine where the movers can park on moving day, reserve parking for the moves, return library books, reserve the elevator in your building, plan a going away part, have your vehicle services, pay any bills that will be due during your move, etc.

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Clean your Current Home prior to Moving

These are the things that you may need to do related to cleaning your current home prior to your move.  These are things such as creating a list of what you actually need to clean, deciding if you will hire someone to clean your home, buying the necessary cleaning supplies, defrosting the freezer, cleaning the bathroom, cleaning the stove, cleaning bedrooms, clean drapes, clean carpets, clean windows, etc.

Moving with Plants

These are the things that you may need to do if you are moving your house plants.  These are things such as deciding which house plants you will move, deciding which house plants you will give away, giving plants to friends, giving plants to neighbours, preparing plants for moving.

Things to do 2 Weeks prior to Moving Day

These are the things that you may need to do about 2 weeks prior to moving day.  These are things such as continuing to pack items that you won't be using prior to your move, asking friends to help you move, updating your address book, mark packed boxes with the destination rooms, preparing dangerous items for move, hold a garage/moving sale, make appointments with service technicians to prepare majoyr appliances for shipment, confirm move in date with real estate agent, contact utility companies to set exact date to disconnect services at current home, clean out your gym locker, close your bank account, transfer your bank account, confirm with movers, etc.

Things to do 1 Week prior to Moving Day

These are the things that you may need to do about 1 week prior to moving day.  These are items such as taking items to dump, ship items by mail or courier, pick up change of address cards at the post office, return any borrow items, reserve elevator in new building for move in date, arranging for child care on moving days, cleaning out school locker, go to bank and empty out safety deposit box, fill any necessary prescriptions, etc.

Things to do a few days prior to Moving Day

These are the things that you may need to do a few days prior to moving day.  These are things such as completing most of your packing, finishing any repairs to your current hoem, confirming with the movers, confirming truck rental, confirming hotel reservations, finish using up perishable food, start dismantling beds, label keys for new owners, fuel up vehicle, say goodbye to neighbours, etc.

Things to do on Moving Day

These are the things that you may need to do on moving day.  These are things such as pick up rental truck, give map and direction to movers, supervise the packers, supervise the movers, move, do a final cleanup, do a final walkthrough with landlord, don't forget any valuables that you may have hidden, make sure that you have all your pets, make sure that you have all your children(remember the Home Alone movies!!!), etc.

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Final Things to do prior to Leaving your Current Home

These are the final things that you may need to do when you leave your home on moving day.  These are things such as video the final walkthrough to have evidence of the final condition of the home when you left it, take out the garbage, shut off the water, check that the thermostats are turned down or off, check that the furnace is turned down or off, check that all the lights are turned off, leave the keys at the agreed location, double-check that you have your travel documents, double-check that you have your children, etc.

First Things to do when arriving at New Home

These are the first things that you may need to when arriving at your new home.  These are things such as picking up the keys, check that the utilities are working, inspect home for deficiencies, note any damaged furniture, take utility meter readings, clean the kitchen, return rental car, return rental truck, start unpacking, etc.

Things to do in the first few days when arriving at your New Home

These are the things that you may need to do in the first few days after arriving at your new home.  These are things such as flatten and recycle boxes, return moving equipment, change your address on your driver's license, make sure that your family knows the emergency exits, get your pets licensed, put your valuables in a safety deposit box at the bank, meet your neighbours, etc.

Things to do to Wrap up your Move.

These are things that you may need to do to wrap up your move.  These are things such as finish unpacking, give receipts to your accountant, review bills to see that you were not overcharged for anything, hold a housewarming party, tell your friends about CustomMovingChecklist.com, etc.

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