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San Jose Moving Checklist

Checklist
Moving Checklist

The words “San Jose Moving” represent one of the most stressful things you will do in your lifetime.  Whether you have hired a Professional Moving Company or are doing it yourself doesn’t matter. Everything you own being moved from one location to another. Whether you are moving cross-country or cross-town doesn’t matter either its equally as stressful.  The key to it being less stressful is to be as organized as possible. Keeping a list is very helpful when you have so many things to do.  Below is a checklist that you can use as a guideline for your list and can help get you started with your planning.

Local Moving Checklist:
6-8 Weeks Before Moving Day

  • Schedule Estimate with a San Jose Moving Company (if using)
  • Reserve rental truck if moving yourself
  • Change Address with Magazine Subscriptions & Credit Cards
  • Fill out change of address information with Post Office

5-6 Weeks Before Moving Day

  • Start sorting out unwanted items for donation, recycle, throw away or garage sale
  • Start using up perishables foods
  • Arrange for special transportation for your pets (if needed)
  • Arrange daycare for children and pets for day of move (if needed)

3-4 Weeks Before Moving Day

  • Schedule Moving Company (if using). If you know the exact date soon than this book it! The sooner you schedule the better to ensure you get your preferred date.
  • Hold a Garage Sale. Anything you don’t sell, donate to a local charity (do not put it back in your house).
  • Stock up on Moving Boxes and packing materials (paper, tape)
  • Contact Utility companies to schedule cut off and start new service
  • TIP: Schedule disconnect for day after you move out and connect at new location day before moving day (PGE, Water/Garbage/Cable)
  • Start Packing

1-2 Week Before Moving Day

  • Clean Lawn Mower & Gardening tool.
  • Drain gas and oil from power equipment and motorcycles
  • Schedule cleaning company to come on day of move

2-3 Days Before Moving Day

  • Packing should be DONE
  • Pack a box of essentials. Things you will need right away at new location
  • Each person should pack an overnight bag of personal items.
  • If applicable, schedule an appointment with the Landlord to look at your place to make arrangements for return of cleaning deposit

Moving Day

  • Do a walk through after everything has been loaded into the truck but before the truck leaves to make sure you got everything. Check closets, cupboards, attic and backyard.
  • Make sure all lights and remaining appliances are turned off
  • Take out garbage
  • Confirm with driver if using a Moving Company that they have unloaded address, cross street and your cell phone number.

Moving doesn’t have to be stressful. Remember it’s all in the planning.

  • How was your last move?
  • Did you plan ahead and were you packed and ready to go on moving day?
  • Do you have any stories to share?