Moving Day CHecklist

The Ultimate Moving Day Tasklist

Moving is a task which must be planned well ahead of time. To make the challenging task easy, we have prepared a moving day checklist.

Task 1: Clearly label all the luggage that you don’t want to Load

This will help the moving staff not to load the luggage that you don’t want loaded in the truck, but are carrying with you on your flight or train. In addition to it, always carry your important documents like mark sheets, birth certificate, in person. Don’t pack and ship them with the other belongings.

Task 2: Pack Important items for the Kids
If you are planning to move with kids, you must pack special items for kids that they need as soon as you arrive at your new place. It can include snacks boxes, medicines, books and color pencils or some toys to keep them engaged. You can ask the moving staff to unload that box at first place.

Task 3: Discard all the Trash and toxic items
Discard all the trash before moving day. Leftover toilet supplies like phenol which can be toxic, should be disposed off properly.  You must avoid building up all the garbage and eliminate before the day of loading. This will add extra efforts during the moving day.

Task 4: Arrange a Parking space for the Moving Vehicle
If you are living in an apartment or a congested location, ask prior permission from the society for parking the moving vehicle. Make sure the moving vehicle is parked close to your house, this will reduce the chances of additional charges.

Task 5: Clear the walking area

It is advisable to make the walkway safe and clear for the moving staff, so that it is easy for them to  get in and out of the house during the entire moving process. Move the potted plants  from the walkways and driveways. Remove the door mats and floor mats, there are more chances of slipping. Remove all the rugs, the screen so that area remains open during the loading process.

Task 6: Pack and Label all the Fragile Items
Keep the fragile and delicate items aside before the moving day. During the moving day, ask the moving staff to take special care while handling the boxes. In addition to this, you can also point out the box that you want to unload at priority for example your kitchen stuff. You can also mention the boxes which are going to storage directly.

Task 7: Take care of moving staff and driver
Acknowledge the work done by the staff by ordering them lunch or a meal. Along with that keep water and juice for yourself and staff on a moving day. During summer, a cool drink can really help to beat the heat. Advise driver and staff regarding the water and food, this gesture will be warmly received. In addition to it, inform about the restroom in advance.

Task 8: Before the Moving Truck Leaves
Make sure to get all the paperwork before you depart for the new home. Give proper details of destination and landmark to the truck driver. Take a last look of the house before leaving, double check all the closets, shelves, attic, storage unit and other places.


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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