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Moving Checklist

Even though moving into a new house is never easy, staying organized can help you avoid feeling overwhelmed.
Procrastination is the worst thing you can do, and Lubbock Moving Company’s moving checklist will keep you on schedule and on budget!

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When moving, what should you do first?

Our checklist for moving into a new home provides a framework for the important things you need to do several weeks before your move. There are also handy links to important resources included in the moving and packing checklist! Get a free, no-obligation quote from Lubbock Moving Company today when you’re ready to put this moving checklist into action!

Get quotes from moving companies after researching them

Different moving companies offer different moving and packing services. You can obtain custom quotes from full-service movers by contacting them.

Place a refundable deposit with a moving company

A deposit will be required when you choose a team to handle your move to a new house. Lubbock Moving Company allows you to change your move date for free with appropriate notice, provided there is space available. If you need to cancel your move with reasonable notice, you can receive a full refund.

Prepare packing supplies (boxes, packing tape, bubble wrap, markers)

The amount of packing supplies needed to properly pack items is underestimated by many people, and they have to run back and forth to the store repeatedly. A full-service moving experience is also available, so you don’t have to buy anything! Lubbock Moving Company can provide you with all of the packing supplies you need.

Start packing items you are not using every day (or hire a full-service packer)

The first thing you should do if you are packing yourself is to start with items you don’t use every day or even every week. For a short time, you might want to pack your dishes and use disposable ones. Pack up all of your out-of-season clothing. As Lubbock Moving Company moves your dressers with the clothes still inside, there is no need to pack your clothes separately.

Make a list of unwanted items and donate them to Habitat for Humanity, Goodwill, or the Salvation Army

Donations are a great way to help others in need while reducing the amount of stuff you have to move. You can deduct most donated items from your income taxes if you ask for a receipt.

Get the whole family involved

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People and agencies should be notified

Form for changing your address with the United States Postal Service

Utility services

  □  Electric

  □  Water/Sewer

  □  Trash

  □  Phone/Internet/Cable

□  Bank and Credit Cards

□  Insurance Providers

  □  Home

  □  Auto

  □  Medical

□  Medical Providers

  □  Primary Care Doctor

  □  Dentist

  □  Specialists

  □  Pharmacy

□  Subscription Services

□  Online Shopping Sites

□  Employer

□  Current Landlord

□  Friends and Family

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When moving, what should I get rid of?

Consider holding a garage sale

A move to a new home is the perfect time to downsize some of your possessions and make room for new ones. Since one person’s trash can be another’s treasure, a garage sale can help you match items you no longer want with people who need them… while making some money. Garage sales are also easy to organize! Post a few signs around your neighborhood, post something on your community’s social media pages, and watch the customers come. Garage sales are best held on Saturdays and Sundays. Making the most money is nice, but remember that you are also trying to reduce the hassle of hauling away unwanted items. Prepare to accept low offers for most of your items… it’s better to get some money than none at all!

Sell gently used items on Facebook Marketplace, OfferUp, or eBay

In addition to having a garage sale, you can sell some items online. You should use this strategy for things you can ship easily and at a low price, since nobody will want to pay more for shipping than it would cost to buy what you are selling.

Household chemicals should be disposed of properly

Consume or dispose of perishable food (save a few snacks for moving day).

Walls should be cleared of items

Pack clothes that are not in season


Before you move, here are some things you should do

Label every box with its destination in the new home

Getting the kids involved in the moving process is a great idea! Write on every side of each box where it should go in your new home with a magic marker. Your moving company will be able to place them where they are needed, so you won’t have to move them yourself!

If necessary, add additional packing services

If you don’t want to pack your boxes yourself, a full-service moving company like Lubbock Moving Company can help. If there’s anything you prefer to pack yourself, let one of our moving specialists know, and we’ll take care of the rest!

For a five- to seven-day trip, pack a suitcase with clothes and essentials

Moving involves an important step that is often overlooked. In your new home, you may not be ready to unpack all of your clothes, and you certainly don’t want to search through boxes just for your toothbrush. Getting settled will be easier if you pack a suitcase as if you were going on vacation. On the way to your new home, unexpected things can happen, and not everything may arrive on time. Keeping a suitcase full of clothes and essentials will make sure you aren’t left empty-handed in case something goes off course.

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On moving day, what should I do?

Make an inventory of the items and boxes

Even though your moving company will provide you with a full list of each item on the truck, it’s never a bad idea to make your own list. In addition to helping when you arrive at your new home, this will also give you peace of mind that everything is in order!

Make sure you have snacks and water on hand

Moving happens so fast that you may not have time to eat a full meal in between. Keep a bag of food and drinks handy to ensure you don’t run out of energy. Offering your moving team a few things is also a great idea!

The final walkthrough of the house has been completed

Make sure everyone does a separate walkthrough after your movers have loaded everything up and your old home is empty.

Relax and enjoy your new home!

Congratulations on your successful move! Be sure to stop and savor everything you have accomplished, even if you are tempted to get right to unpacking. Moving to a new home is a major milestone in everyone’s life! Make sure you thank and tip your moving team.