moving checklist

Your Moving Checklist for when you have to move on short notice

Moving is a tough task but last minute moving can give you nightmare. Moving all the mountain of belongings in a short notice can be very difficult.  Below are few tips to make sure your last minute moving can be done efficiently.

  1. Schedule Packers and Movers

Schedule a moving date, you are comfortable with as you might be required to call few moving companies until you find one you like. Always cross check the moving company reviews, ratings and compare 2-3 quotes. Make sure to ask the moving company to personally visit your home for an estimation. You can also check pre verified packers and movers on

  1. Start looking for new home

Start the house hunting as soon as possible. If you are moving for a new job, your company can be helpful to find a property dealer. Always hire a reliable and experienced real estate broker.

  1. Give notice

Last minute moving can be a stressful job but don’t miss out small details like informing your landlord. Even they need to start looking for a new tenant soon. Always share the specific details with them including the number of notice days.

  1. Sell or donate items

It is best to discard all the unwanted and unused items before showing. Prepare a list of furniture, electronic goods and other belongings that you want to donate or sell. You can make a fresh start at new place too. Trashing a pantry is a painful task, you can save the nonperishable food items and can donate the remains pantry to the local food bank.

  1. Packing

Gather all your moving supplies like boxes, tapes, markers, newspaper etc. Start packing items that you need the least like packing gardening tools, unused kitchen appliances, books, pictures etc. You can also designate a particular unused room to keep all the packed boxes. Start packing one room at a time and label them. Don’t forget to pack the important documents like birth certificate, bank papers, property documents, marriage certificates, mark sheet, passports etc separately and carry these along with you during the travel.

  1. Change the Address

If you found the new place then you can change the mailing address. Let your bank know you are moving.

  1. Utility service providers

Apart from moving and unloading all the stuff at a new place looking for the utility provider is also a tedious task. It is best to call the cable person, plumber, electrical etc early and inform them about the change in address.

  1. Clean the old house

Before leaving  check the closets, rooms and drawers. It is best to hire a housekeeping professional to clean the house before leaving.


Anjana Bhartia is a foodie, social media enthusiast, book worm and a blogging addict. Married into the armed forces she enjoys moving all over India with her bags, books and dogs in tow! Being an Army wife has made her a moving pro. She loves sharing her tips and tricks to help make your move hassle free!

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