The Ultimate Moving Guide – Checklists, Printables and Tips to Help Organize Your Move

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Moving Guide

Moving frequently accompanies some of the biggest moments in life: Setting up your first apartment. Buying your first home. Upsizing. Downsizing. You’re opening new doors, settling into new places, moving forward – what’s not to like? Of course, there’s the, um, move itself?!

That’s where this Moving Guide comes in. With its pages designed as printables (run them off on your home printer), this guide has everything you need to create your own moving binder; sections break down “the big move” into tidy, manageable tasks. You can scroll through the entire Moving Guide below, and then download it and print it when you’re ready to go:

Download (PDF, 2.08MB)

Here’s a break down of the Moving Guide:

> Change of Address Checklist

A handy checklist of all the people, government agencies and businesses you’ll want to inform of your move.

> Week-by-Week Moving Timeline

A step-by-step master timeline to keep everything and everyone on track.

> Moving Company Contact Sheet

A dedicated place to jot down notes on potential moving companies, including their estimates and any special services.

> Home Inventory Checklist

A room-by-room checklist to help you take stock of all the stuff you’re moving.

> Printable Moving Labels

Home-printable labels to help keep boxes organized and moving helpers on task.

> First-Night Tips

Tips on settling in your first night, with advice on turning your new place into a home.

 

The act of moving doesn’t have to overwhelm you. With a little forethought, a bit of due diligence and some good old-fashioned organization, you can feel in command and enjoy a successful move. So, fire up the printer and savor this new chapter in your life.

(Special thanks go out to the editors of the Coldwell Banker, MyMove.com and Moving Insider blogs, who’ve lent their expert insights.)

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