Moving List

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Because we move so frequently, my husband decided to compile a list of things we have to get done in preparation for moving. I have always been a list-maker, so this sounded like a great idea to me. (If you don’t believe me when I say “always,” ask my mom about the list I made when I was a kid entitled “Pets I’ve Had That Have Died”…I wish I were kidding. Sadly, it was a pretty long list.) Because my husband is anal…I mean, a great planner, the list is pretty comprehensive. Feel free to use our list and add your own items. We have ours saved on the computer so we can pull it up when we move, which lately seems to be about every year or so. (I also like to leave our house cleaner than it was when we moved in, so I have a cleaning list too…you know, just in case you’re interested. Truthfully, my husband isn’t the only anal one in our house.)

Moving To Do List

  • Notify landlord of date vacating house
  • Stop utilities
    • Water
    • Sewer
    • Electricity
    • Heating oil (This is a holdover from our stint in New England.)
    • Trash
    • Phone
    • Internet
    • TV/Cable
  • Start utilities at new home
    • Water
    • Sewer
    • Electricity
    • Heating oil)
    • Trash
    • Phone
    • Internet
    • TV/Cable
  • Change Address
    • Magazines
      • (list magazines here)
    • Credit Cards
      • (list all credit cards)
    • Miscellaneous Services
      • Netflix
      • Amazon
      • Paypal
    • Banking & Investment Accounts
      • (list accounts)
    •  Insurance Accounts
      • Car
      • Life
      • Renter’s/Home Owner’s
    • Cell Phone
    • Pets’ Microchips
  • Forward Mail with Post Office
  • New tag for Pets
  • Medicine for Pets (ensure a few months worth of flea & heartworm meds)


Things to Bring with Us…

  • Pack ‘n’ Play with sheets
  • Sleeping bags with air mattresses
  • Toys for kids
  • Books for kids
  • Litter box with scoop
  • Pet food
  • Food & water bowls (for the pets, not the kids)
  • Clothes hanging bar
  • Bike carrier with holding brackets
  • Cameras
  • Fire safe
  • Checkbooks
  • External hard drive
  • Chargers/docks/etc.
  • Special items we don’t want damaged, lost, or stolen
  • Clothing
  • Computers
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Ice chest
  • Towels
  • Children
  • Pets

5 Responses to “Moving List”

  1. Sarah Berg says:

    I have one to add to your list: remote controls! You’d think after all our moves we would remember to secure our tv’s remote controls (and printer cables, chargers, etc). Alas, we did not, and now we are trying to buy a new apple tv remote (not easy). This goes right up there with the hardware to reassemble all the beds!

  2. I will definitely add those to the list! We haven’t had any trouble with losing either…yet…but I know we always keep them with us.

  3. Hillary says:

    I remember the pet list!!!

  4. abbie says:

    You should format this list into a PDF checklist!

    • migratorymama says:

      I have been trying to think through the best way to format all of this…I welcome all suggestions. I may need some help with doing it. :) Thanks!

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