It’s official! You’re moving. Wouldn’t it be great if you had a moving checklist to know when to start packing? We’ve got one for you.

Moving Checklist Timeline

Ease some of the stress and build-up to your big move using this moving checklist to help you prepare for relocating.

8 Weeks Away

Start a file of all your move-related documents such as contacts and contracts.

7 Weeks Away

Find referrals for doctors and dentists in your new area. Check with your health insurance company for the list of physicians covered on your new policy.

6 Weeks Away

Clear Away what you don’t need because it will slow down the packing process. It’s a great time to have a garage sale or making donations to weed away what stays and what goes.

5 Weeks Away

It’s time to stop shopping. Cut out all unnecessary trips to the store. You don’t want to buy food in bulk because it might be in the trash in a month.

4 Weeks Away

Get all of the supplies you’ll need, such as shipping boxes, tape, packing peanuts, or bubble wrap. If you’re planning to use a moving company, now is the time to hire local movers and get a moving estimate. Here are some tips on how to choose the right moving company for you.

3 Weeks Away

It’s time to schedule your utilities to cancel a couple of days after you move out. Be sure to have the utilities in your new place activated when you arrive, including an appointment with the cable and internet provider.

2 Weeks Away

Meal plan around the food that’s left in your refrigerator. Contact your bank to let them know you’re relocating and address any financial adjustments needed. Also, pack a suitcase with a few days of clothing until the big day. It may seem like a hassle at first, but it will make packing and unpacking much easier.

1 Week Away

It’s time to pack. Be sure to mark what you need to unpack first and set them aside. Don’t forget to pack your toiletries, medications, or items you’ll need for a few days in the luggage you packed the previous week.

Moving Day

Do a run-through. Make sure you inspect the entire house for all the little things. Check all the drawers, closets, attic (or basement), and shelves, so you don’t leave anything behind accidentally.

Do You Need Help

Make your move less stressful using this moving checklist timeline and call us, the best moving company, to help. RL Maxon Moving is the mover in Northwest Arkansas you can trust. We treat your valuables with the utmost care and professionalism. We offer services including wrapping, packing, storage, and loading. Call us today and ask about our monthly special. 479.756.0850