Moving Checklist

February 1, 2021

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Moving Checklist

8 Weeks Before You Move:

 

  • Create a digital “moving” folder on Google Drive or Dropbox.
  • Schedule in-home estimates with a moving company.
  • Create a budget for moving expenses.
  • Request time off work for moving day.
  • Choose a school for your kids.
  • Request transcripts for your kids from their current school for their new school.
  • Plan a garage sale.
  • Plan how to move fragile or unusual items, such as guns, pianos, fine art, pool tables, safes, etc.
  • Confirm your moving company is licensed and insured.

 

 

6 Weeks Before You Move:

 

  • Make time for friends and relatives before moving day.
  • Research packing hacks to make moving day easier.
  • Label your moving boxes using different colored stickers/tape for each room.
  • Create an inventory sheet of your valuables before they go on the moving truck.
  • Mark moving boxes that are fragile.
  • Take photos of all electronics before unplugging them.
  • Put all your hardware in labeled baggies for easy furniture reassembly.
  • If you are moving into an apartment, find out if there are any moving day requirements.
  • Address minor home repairs before moving out.
  • Measure furniture and doorways. Remove doors if necessary.
  • Research your new community for points of interest.
  • Finally, for this section, pack a little every day.

 

4 Weeks Before You Move:

 

  • Confirm parking options for your moving truck.
  • Use or donate items that you cannot pack or sell, such as frozen foods, bleach, and aerosol cans.
  • Gather all financial, legal, and medical (includes dental and optical) records in one place.
  • Gather birth certificates and passports for everyone in your home.
  • Notify your homeowners or renters insurance company of your upcoming move to your new home.
  • Find cable and internet providers who serve your new address, order service, and schedule your installation appointment.
  • Do not forget any of your clothes at the dry cleaner.
  • If you are moving out of town, find a new doctor, dentist, and vet in your new neighborhood.
  • Update your voter registration!
  • If you are moving long distance, plan your route and book hotels.
  • Make sure your pets have ID tags for their collars.
  • Request copies of vet records and get any necessary pet medication.

 

2 Weeks Before You Move:

 

  • Create a moving file to organize your move-related printed receipts and bills.
  • Recycle or dispose of corrosives, flammables, and poisonous items.
  • Prep two-week is worth of meals and use everything in the freezer.
  • Return borrowed items from neighbors, family, and friends.
  • Back up your computer.
  • Set up trash removal and recycling for your new home and cancel your current service.
  • Remove light bulbs from all lamps you plan to move.
  • Moving far? Clean out your safe deposit box and any lockers you might have at a gym or community center.
  • Cancel or transfer your membership at the gym, yoga studio, etc.
  • Fill your prescriptions.
  • Prepare a list of emergency service technicians and preferred providers.
  • To keep little ones safe during a move, line up a babysitter or make arrangements for a play date.
  • Find somewhere safe for pets to go during your move.
  • Send a moving announcement.
  • Change your address with loan providers, credit cards, banks, and the payroll department at work.
  • Forward your mail.
  • Change address for Social Security benefits within 10 days of moving.
  • Transfer your utilities including water, electric, and natural gas.
  • Update your driver’s license.
  • Update your address with Amazon and any monthly subscription boxes, newspapers, or magazines you receive.
  • Change your address for your auto insurance and car registration.
  • Clean outdoor furniture before it is moved.
  • Transfer your prescriptions to a new pharmacy, if necessary.

 

The Week of Your Move:

 

  • Donate unopened food.
  • Make sure you canceled and/or redirected scheduled deliveries.
  • Clean your current home for the next resident.
  • Unplug your fridge and freezer to defrost the night before.
  • Drain water hoses to your washing machine and ice maker.
  • Empty oil and gas from grills, heaters, lawn mowers, and snow blowers.
  • Make sure nothing is hiding on shelves or in closet corners.
  • Prepare for your final walkthrough with your landlord.
  • Pack an essentials box with everything you will need for your first 24 hours in your new home.
  • Take photographs of your empty place to prove it is in move-out condition.
  • Withdraw cash to tip your movers.
  • Clean your new place.
  • Figure out a simple meal plan.

 

Moving Day:

 

  • Set an alarm and get up early on moving day.
  • If you think your movers worked hard and you are satisfied with your service, it is a greatly appreciated gesture to tip them.
  • As soon as your movers leave, make your bed, and unpack your shower curtain and toiletries.
  • Get to know your neighbors!
  • Go grocery shopping.
  • Do not have curtains or shades yet? Cover your windows with sheets for privacy for your first night.
  • Thank your real estate agent or broker.

 

1 Week Post-Move:

 

  • Call your moving company to share your experience.
  • Make sure your home’s address is visible from the street.
  • Install a new home security system.
  • Explore your new neighborhood.
  • Send thank you notes to friends and family who helped you move.

Please note, we are here to do as much or as little of the work as you would like. It is up to you to inform Master Movers as to the extent of your move. During the walk-through, point out items that are special to you. We cannot replace sentimental value. All your items will be packed and moved professionally but take a moment to show which ones mean the most. All entrances should be clear or debris to insure a smooth transition from your home to the truck. These are only the basics of making your move safe and easy for you and your movers. The small details and things you can do before your movers arrive will make a big difference during execution.

Testimonials from happy customers.

Toliy Edge and Danial were fantastic. Excellent professional work, second time using Master Movers, great experience!
Theresa Thomas
Theresa Thomas
18:51 21 Apr 24
Nic, Edge, and Cavin are super workers, pack and clean up very well. I’ve never seen such hard working gentlemen.
Jananne Threlkeld
Jananne Threlkeld
20:15 20 Apr 24
Dom, brandon, dillian and JJ were absolute professional's, they worked continuously until complete! I highly recomend!
jim speros
jim speros
20:53 18 Apr 24
Toliy edge Cavin are the best in business
David Morra
David Morra
16:58 17 Apr 24
They did a great job Domiq and Cavin.
Barry Spangenthal
Barry Spangenthal
16:46 16 Apr 24
Dominick & Scott were amazing. They did an outstanding job with furniture items that were going from one home to another. They were both efficient, courteous & hardworking.The moving company should consider themselves very fortunate to have such dedicated employees representing them.We wish them the very best!Ann & Joe De RosaNaples, Florida
Ann De Rosa
Ann De Rosa
16:54 12 Apr 24
Arron, JJ and DylanAwesome Job Moving Us Guys!!! A real pleasure having you move and take care of us!!Thanks!!Kim
Phil Smith
Phil Smith
18:24 08 Apr 24
We were so lucky to have Arron, JJ and Dylan today to make our move as easy as possible. They were so pleasant & supportive!
Joelle Vlahakis
Joelle Vlahakis
18:22 08 Apr 24
The guys were great.Timely, careful, courteous and patient.Everything you could ask for.
Jen Whitenight
Jen Whitenight
21:41 06 Apr 24
Best moving experience we’ve ever had.
Bradley Block
Bradley Block
19:24 06 Apr 24
Five great hard working guys, Arron, JJ, Ryan, Cavin, and Edge, moved us from Venice to Winter Haven. They were meticulous and cared for our stuff like it was their own. They took particular care with our precious baby grand piano. Very happy with the move. Great company, great employees.
Joe Giannattasio
Joe Giannattasio
19:32 05 Apr 24
Arron, J J and Denys were great, I’ve used master mover 3 times ! I highly recommend!
Jason Haman
Jason Haman
23:21 04 Apr 24
Amazing job! Moved us from Sarasota to Miami (Brickell area) and things couldn't have gone more smoothly. Erik Cairo came twice to do an estimate-- once for the original and a second time when we had packed more than expected and needed a revised price (talk about going above and beyond!). The crews in each location were efficient, hard working, polite and so careful with all of our valuables. Not ONE thing was broken or damaged! We cannot recommend Master Movers highly enough, and do so without reservation. If we have to move in a year (I hope not) we will use them again.
Janet Bertoldi
Janet Bertoldi
22:55 03 Apr 24
Master Movers was recommended to me by two friends, and their recommendations were spot on! I am very pleased with the level of professionalism and competence that I received during my recent move. The communication that I received from Eric Cairo was detailed and helpful. The hands-on service of the three movers assigned to my job, Ryan, Dennis, and Angel, was exemplary! They worked very hard and accommodated all of my requests and needs. I offer my highest recommendation of Master Movers!
Jon Bernard
Jon Bernard
10:21 22 Mar 24
Ryan and edge did a great fantastic job
Vicki Ford
Vicki Ford
19:46 08 Mar 24
Antonio and Jeffrey were amazing, efficient, and extremely polite!!! Would recommend them highly!!
Arron, Jimmy, Edge, Angel and Brandon were an awesome team!! The move went smoothly, quicker than expected and every was great! We will definitely recommend them to anyone needing a moving team.
Michael Roberts
Michael Roberts
20:31 04 Mar 24
A-1 service!! Aaron C was amazing. Highly recommended
A2B Moving
A2B Moving
18:40 04 Mar 24
Wonderful, polite, very professional. Would highly recommend them
susan biel
susan biel
18:34 04 Mar 24
Dominic , Brandon & Edge we're absolutely incredible!!Master movers, and this team of hardworking young men have changed my opinion of moving companies!. On time, polite, prepared, and 100% professional. Not one dent, scratch, or any other hazard associated with moving.If you're looking for a moving company that delivers as promised - Master movers is it!
Joseph Funaro
Joseph Funaro
00:24 03 Mar 24
Tolley, Ryan , Genaro , Dennies, Daniel We couldn’t be happier with the service we received. Would highly recommend to anybody!
Chris West
Chris West
00:06 03 Mar 24
Aaron, edge ,and denice were absolutely amazing and worked for nearly 8 hours without a break while moving my things I don't t know how they do it
Tom Nitz
Tom Nitz
19:24 29 Feb 24
Aaron, edge and Denice were fantastic and moved my things professionally and efficiently. Thanks again! Loved every minute
Janice Nitz
Janice Nitz
19:21 29 Feb 24
Hey guys, just gotta give a shoutout to Master Movers. These dudes are the bomb! Super reliable, showed up on time, and handled our stuff like pros. They made moving day a breeze, and the pricing was totally fair. If you need movers, these are your guys. Thanks, Master Movers, you saved our backs!
Sam Curry
Sam Curry
17:59 28 Feb 24
I can't recommend MasterMovers enough! From start to finish, they provided exceptional service and made our move smooth and stress-free.The team was incredibly professional, arriving right on time and handling our belongings with the utmost care. They were efficient yet thorough, ensuring everything was packed securely and transported safely to our new home.What really stood out was their attention to detail and willingness to go the extra mile. They took the time to listen to our specific needs and preferences, making sure everything was placed exactly where we wanted it in our new home.Not only was the service top-notch, but the pricing was also very reasonable compared to other quotes we received. MasterMovers provided excellent value for the exceptional service they delivered.Overall, I couldn't be happier with our experience. If you're looking for a reliable and professional moving company, look no further than Mastermovers!Thank you to the entire team for making our move a breeze!
Shannon Sims
Shannon Sims
17:57 28 Feb 24
Arron, Edge, Logan and Ryan did a great job. Everything was wrapped for protection to assume no damage. Arrived timely, were respectful and exceeded our expectations!
Dick Tuley
Dick Tuley
20:04 27 Feb 24
Toliy, Nick and Daniel are amazing young men—hard-working, efficient, strong and thoughtful. They packed and moved us both quickly and carefully, mindful of the furnishings they were moving & the homes we were buying and selling.I
Terry Black
Terry Black
18:26 27 Feb 24
Domonic and Antonio with very professional and very helpful with our move. Would highly recommend these two for any move you need.
Rob Blackington
Rob Blackington
01:25 27 Feb 24
We had a wonderful experience with Master Movers. All of the guys, Toliy, Jeffrey, Antonio, Dominic and Logan worked enthusiastically and showed initiative to get the job done. Throughout the three days they continued to ask what else could be done to make the job better. We felt like they cared. All of them were a delight to work with. Thank you!! Mike & Karen
Mike Yohann
Mike Yohann
21:44 24 Feb 24
Brandon and Cavin did an outstanding job unloading our ABF moving trailer. The movers who originally packed the trailer in Arizona did a terrible job. Brandon and Cavin unloaded the mess safely and quickly. We highly recommend Master Movers!
Judy Byam
Judy Byam
19:09 24 Feb 24
Aaron, cavin, and dennis were professional, personable & explained the moving process in detail. Highly recommend Master Movers!
Carole Ferrante
Carole Ferrante
20:25 23 Feb 24
Arron, Brandon and Edge were awesome! I couldnt of asked for a better group of guys to move my furniture! First class and professional. Made the move stress free! I'm glad I selected Master Movers!
Daniel Bridinger
Daniel Bridinger
01:57 23 Feb 24
Dominic and his team did a fabulous job. All were very careful and courteous. Erik also did a great job with the estimate and re-estimate as we sold things prior to the move. We would definitely recommend Master Movers.
Donna Handel
Donna Handel
19:16 21 Feb 24
Arron and Cavin excellent service fast friendly would highly recommend
Valerie St John
Valerie St John
13:53 20 Feb 24
Arron and Cavin were our movers. Polite, efficient, and did an overall great job!
Bob St John
Bob St John
13:53 20 Feb 24
2/19/24 Once again, I was very satisfied with the service the young men performed as the delivered and set up my belongings back in my home after 15 months of storage. Everything was as it was when they removed it. They were very respectful, neat and orderly. Nick and.Toliy did a great job and I thank them for their service.The workers who were here were very polite, on time, efficient, very thorough with wrapping my furniture to prevent any damages. I am pleased to give them a five star review.
Deb Kosciuszko
Deb Kosciuszko
23:00 19 Feb 24
Nick and Toliy did a fantastic job for us moving into a new storage facility with furniture, boxes and bins!
Brian Piper
Brian Piper
22:28 19 Feb 24
Arron and Brandon these guys were amazing and went above and beyond , highly recommend these guys, so polite and professional
Susan Duffy
Susan Duffy
18:31 19 Feb 24
Arron and Brandon did an awesome job and met all our needs, we highly recommend these guys
Michael Duffy
Michael Duffy
18:29 19 Feb 24
Awesome move with Nick, Antonio, Daniel and Edge! All done well and on time. Thanks so much!!
Michael Wentzel
Michael Wentzel
00:26 16 Feb 24
Arron, Dom, Jeffrey and Ryan did a great job! Highly recommend.
mckenzie
mckenzie
18:10 14 Feb 24
Arron, Dom, Jeffrey and Ryan did a great job everything was done perfectly.
Ethan Bergen
Ethan Bergen
18:10 14 Feb 24
The best experience of my life!! I’ve been moving since I was a kid and Dominic was the best mover I’ve ever had!! 100/10 if I could give more than 5 stars I would!!
Aloha K-9 Academy
Aloha K-9 Academy
02:09 14 Feb 24
Dominic and Daniel both were excellent at moving all my furniture and completing the job that was at task and couldn’t have done it better
Cody Hicks
Cody Hicks
18:12 13 Feb 24
Aaron and Toliy were amazing movers and did my junk removal quickly and efficiently.
Katherine Gallup
Katherine Gallup
17:48 13 Feb 24
Looked effective and professionalAaron and Toliy ... great
J Brew
J Brew
17:33 13 Feb 24
Great guysThanks Dominic & Daniel you’re awesome
Dom Velasquez
Dom Velasquez
17:21 13 Feb 24
Aaron and toily got rid of my grill and dresser so quick I wish I called them sooner!
John McGuire
John McGuire
17:15 13 Feb 24
Daniel and Dom are the best!
Marisol Menéndez
Marisol Menéndez
16:48 13 Feb 24
Buen servicio
Santofloo They baby
Santofloo They baby
16:34 13 Feb 24
Thank you Aaron and Tully! So grateful for your wonderful help in removing our furniture!!! Such a good job we’re very grateful for your assistance!
Pamela Tomkinson
Pamela Tomkinson
16:32 13 Feb 24
Aaron and Toliy moved my grill with care and experience
Dana Hargitt
Dana Hargitt
16:20 13 Feb 24
Great service
Octavio Games
Octavio Games
16:19 13 Feb 24
Master movers did an amazing job helping us with all our moving needs, the workers were very kind and helpful. I highly recommend this company if you ever need help moving!
brock nicholson
brock nicholson
16:09 13 Feb 24
Aaron and toliy were very professional kind and expedited the move smoothlyHighly recommend them
vickie Kutzler
vickie Kutzler
15:53 13 Feb 24
Wonderful customer service! Prompt, professional, courteous and friendly! I highly recommend them!
Cinnamon Gallatin
Cinnamon Gallatin
15:49 13 Feb 24
Dominic and Daniel , fantastic!! 10/10 recommended!!
Stephanie Guerrero
Stephanie Guerrero
15:34 13 Feb 24
Aaron was great. So was Toily very friendly and work fast to get my junk gone! Great!
Rich D
Rich D
15:23 13 Feb 24
muy buena experiencia me gusta
Ronaldo Minot
Ronaldo Minot
15:14 13 Feb 24
Great job very good guys
Daniel Carvalho
Daniel Carvalho
14:53 13 Feb 24
Aaron and toliy did an exceptional job moving my tv!
Jane Parker
Jane Parker
14:48 13 Feb 24
What a great experience, made picking up and moving such a breeze . Thank you Dominic and Daniel!
Edward Molnar-Strejcek
Edward Molnar-Strejcek
14:37 13 Feb 24
Aaron and Toliy were awesome! They were prompt and friendly. They helped with junk removal for us and it was super helpful. Would highly recommend them for any services!
Gina Villani
Gina Villani
14:32 13 Feb 24
Friendly service and prompt assistance
Dawn Hollenbaugh
Dawn Hollenbaugh
14:24 13 Feb 24
Super efficient and very pleasant!
Nancy Sahlas
Nancy Sahlas
14:18 13 Feb 24
Aaron and crew were excellent! Would highly recommend these guys, really took care not to damage our stuff.
steve collins
steve collins
14:12 13 Feb 24
Dominic and Daniel did a great job removing junk from several homes for me today! Amazing company to work with!
Nicolas Wikoff
Nicolas Wikoff
14:11 13 Feb 24
Aaron and tolly did an amazing job doing junk removal of my old peleton and treadmill
Madeline Stephens
Madeline Stephens
14:04 13 Feb 24
Arron, Jeffrey, Dom and Ryan did a fantastic and quick job!
Jennifer Bergen
Jennifer Bergen
20:45 12 Feb 24
Arron, Dom, Ryan and Jeffrey did an awesome job helping us move. We appreciated their attention to detail and positive can do attitudes. We highly recommend using these guys for your next move.
Thomas Bergen
Thomas Bergen
20:44 12 Feb 24
Each of our experiences with crew and operations leadership at Master Movers has been exemplary, and frankly, they are raising the bar for the moving industry. Timely, respectful, efficient and well trained. If there is such a thing as peace of mind during a move, they come as close as I've ever experienced. And beyond the fundamentals, the crew and I find ways to make our shared experiences enjoyable (imagine that!?!). Congratulations!
CD
CD
16:26 11 Feb 24
Aaron and Dom were awesome. Very professional. Definitely recommend.
Mike Searls
Mike Searls
17:26 10 Feb 24
Arron, Dom, Edge and Jeffrey were awesome in every way they made our move pleasant and took care of everything.
Zane Casablanca
Zane Casablanca
20:35 09 Feb 24
Arron, Dom, Edge and Jeffrey just moved us into our new home. We highly recommend them… they are professional, careful, friendly and on time. Wonderful to work with. Best move ever! They made it very pleasant for us!
Svenya Q.
Svenya Q.
20:29 09 Feb 24
Got the chance to talk with Chad this evening about his moving company. The Master Movers have very thoughtful and efficient systems in place to ensure a 5 star move any time of the year. Highly recommend using this company for any moving and storage needs.
Gage Ausmus
Gage Ausmus
23:56 06 Feb 24
An amazing moving company that really takes good care of your belongings. I would trust them to move me anywhere. The owner is very nice and has a lot of experience on getting the job done safely.
Jazey Walker
Jazey Walker
23:34 06 Feb 24
Friendly, hard working, very careful & knowledgeable team led by Dominic. Thanks guys!
Diane Wallon
Diane Wallon
20:47 05 Feb 24
Great moving company. Really Movers with Manners. We’ve got excellent experience with Antonio and Edge last Saturday, professional, pleasant guys. Also we enjoyed communicating with General Manager Kerstyn.Our true recommendation for using this company.
Alex Graff
Alex Graff
20:07 05 Feb 24
Having moved quite a bit in the last 25 years, I have come to expect a lot out of packers and movers. Today did not disappoint! The team of Antonio, Logan and Ryan, all lead by Dominic, were A+. They were beyond polite from the very start. They understood that I like to be in charge, and seemed to have no issues with that. And given that, their work was impeccable. They were fast, complete and asked for approval during the final walk-through, making sure that I was very happy. I would recommend Master Movers to all my friends. I would also have them request this team.I worked with Erik during the initial set up, he was stupendous, understanding everything that I wanted and needed.
sandy block
sandy block
21:08 01 Feb 24
The crew packed us up today and they were professional, friendly, efficient, and completely tuned into our unique needs and (sometimes crazy) requests. They worked quickly and completed the pack-and-prep under the estimated time. We couldn’t have asked for a better team. Thanks Dominic, Antonio, Ryan and Logan!
David Block
David Block
18:18 01 Feb 24
Aaron, Nick, Jeffery, and Edge were great. They were meticulous. I don’t know where they get all that energy. They did a great job. It was a pleasure.
Linda Dolan
Linda Dolan
02:06 31 Jan 24
Arron, Edge, Jeffery and Nick did an amazing job and went above and beyond what was expected and we highly recommend
Bill Dolan
Bill Dolan
21:37 30 Jan 24
Nick Daniel cavin and edgeOutstanding job by all the team members. Couldn’t have asked for better help. Professional, knowledgeable, and hard working. Made my life much easier.
Steven Cowett
Steven Cowett
22:35 29 Jan 24
Arron, Ryan I and JefferyI retired from Ford motor company in customer service, and these young gentleman epitomize customer service with a A+ attitude.Extremely friendly, hard-working, and very diligent and careful and making sure no dents, dings or damages were done to the old house or the new house.Recommend these three young gentleman to move you anywhere in the Country as well as the company that they work for
Don Donelson
Don Donelson
19:58 29 Jan 24
Arron, Ryan I and Jeffery were incredible! Very professional and went out of their ways to help us, even when it didn’t have anything to do with the move- like move our couch. True professionals!
Pam Donelson
Pam Donelson
19:51 29 Jan 24
Toily , Daniel, and Ryan were really knowledgeable and careful in every way and very polite
Darlene Haas
Darlene Haas
19:27 28 Jan 24
Aaron, Edge, Jimmy and Jon were absolutely amazing! They made a tough move because of divorce so much easier. Their positive attitude made a tough day easier. They were super professional not a curse word heard what a great team to have move me. The other thing is nothing was damaged.
Peter Fray
Peter Fray
23:17 27 Jan 24
Nick, Daniel, and Grant came out today and they were nothing but helpful. They went above and beyond with making sure everything was just right. Highly recommend these 3. Fantastic job!
zach price
zach price
20:46 26 Jan 24
Arron, Toliy and Ryan I were great, they met all our requirements and then some! Highly recommended
Kat Pfeiffer
Kat Pfeiffer
22:30 25 Jan 24
Arron, Toliy and Ryan I, did a great job, these guys were amazing! Highly recommend
Jim Pfeiffer
Jim Pfeiffer
22:29 25 Jan 24
Aaron c. And Edge were great.. would recommend them to anyone. Friendly, respectful amazing!
Debbie “Curls”
Debbie “Curls”
18:31 21 Jan 24
Dominic & Cavin moved us out of our North Venice home and into our new home in Palm Beach Gardens. They arrived on time and finished the job right on schedule. Their communication was excellent and they packed up and loaded all our furniture and belongings with great care. Dominic & Cavin did a fantastic job and exceeded our expectations. We highly recommend Dominic & Cavin as well as Master Movers.
Wayne Giles
Wayne Giles
22:54 20 Jan 24
Called Master Movers for a quote to move us in town. Eric (our salesman) came the next day. He was very fair and professional. He guided us as to what to expect with the move. Pricing was good, so we signed that day.Foley, Nick and Dylan moved us this morning. I must say they were very respectful and conscientious workers. They got the job done in a very professional and timely manner. Would definitely recommend Master Movers for your next move.
Mary Ann Mastromarino
Mary Ann Mastromarino
22:26 19 Jan 24
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