Moving Checklist

We realize moving can feel very overwhelming! We have put together a list of things to help you remember as you travel this journey! 

Planning and Organizing

Contact 3 moving companies for estimates. Make sure they are licensed and insured.

 Plan how you will move large items such as pianos, pool tables, safes, guns, fine art, etc.

 Sort through closets, drawers, and cabinets. Make 3 categories: 1.Throw Away 2.Give Away 3.Yard Sale

 Start packing items you don't use every day.

 Plan and host yard sale.

 Request time off from work for moving day. Schedule a babysitter/pet sitter for moving day to help with the little ones you love.

Collect free boxes from restaurants, grocery, liquor, office supply, & bookstores. You can also order slightly-used, affordable box kits from​​​​​

Pack a little every day. 

 Create an inventory sheet of your valuables.

 Plan time for friends and relatives if moving out of the area.

Recycle or dispose of corrosives, flammables, and poisonous items. Make sure you are disposing of toxic items properly.

 Gather legal documents into one easily accessible and safe place. Documents may include: Birth certificates, passports, wedding license, immunization and school records, vehicle title/registration/license, wills, deeds, insurance documents, medical records, home improvement records, etc.


 Complete a change of address card with the US Postal Service and have mail forwarded.

 Cancel voter registration; re-register with your new address.

 Change your address with places of business including your employer, credit card companies, banks, Social Security and IRS, accountants, attorneys, stock brokers and financial advisors.

 Update address with scheduled deliveries, Amazon, publications, and newspaper.

 Contact the Department of Motor Vehicles: Update Driver's License and Vehicle Registration.

 Request transcripts for you kids from their current school for their new school.

Notify insurance companies (homeowner's, auto, medical, and life) to arrange for coverage in your new location.

 Send a moving announcement.

 Contact all utility companies (electric, gas, water, trash collection, cable, phone, etc.) to arrange for final billing, disconnect, and connection at your new address.

 Request copies of vet records.

 Transfer prescriptions to new pharmacy if necessary.

 Cancel or transfer your membership at the gym, yoga studio, etc.


 Make sure all inspection repairs and any other minor home repairs are complete.  ​​​​

 Pack an essentials box with items you will need in the first 24 hours of living in your new home: clothes, sheets, towels, toiletries, phone, laptop, medications,etc.

 Contact homeowner's insurance company and let them know your day of closing.

 Gather important documents, financial information, and valuable to keep with you during the move.

 Take photos of all electronics before unplugging them. This will help jog your memory when you are reconnecting them in your new home!

 Defrost refrigerators and freezers.

 Return borrowed items.

 Drain washing machine hose and ice maker.

 Donate unopened food items.

Back up computers. 

Clean your home! Wipe out cabinets, clean counters and appliances, clean bathrooms, vacuum, mop, remove all trash and debris from inside and outside the home. 



Chris & Heather Cooper


The Cooper Home Team @ The Cutting Edge, Realtors


5881 N Academy Blvd.
Colorado Springs, Co 80918

Chris: 719-460-2925

Heather: 719-321-0676



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