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The Ultimate Moving Guide: Tips to Help Organize Your Move

Moving accompanies some of the biggest moments in life: Setting up your first apartment. Buying your first apartment. Upsizing. Downsizing. You’re opening new doors, settling into new places, moving forward — what’s not to like? And then you have to think about the move itself. That's where this moving guide… Allstate https://i0.wp.com/blog.allstate.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/couple-laying-on-floor-around-moving-boxes_iStock_cropped.jpg?fit=684%2C387&ssl=1
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Moving accompanies some of the biggest moments in life: Setting up your first apartment. Buying your first apartment. Upsizing. Downsizing. You’re opening new doors, settling into new places, moving forward — what’s not to like? And then you have to think about the move itself.

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

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Here’s a break down of the moving guide:

Change-of-Address Checklist

A handy checklist to keep track of the people, service providers and organizations you’ll need to notify about your change of address.

Week-by-Week Moving Timeline

A step-by-step master timeline to help you 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

Printable labels to help keep boxes organized and moving helpers on task.

First-Night Tips

Tips on settling in your first night and advice for 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.)

Find more tips and tricks on the Allstate Moving Center.

Originally published on September 17, 2013.