14 Point Moving Checklist

moving checklistMoving day can be stressful and unpredictable! You’re uprooting your life and settling down in a new place. Even if you’re only moving into an apartment a few blocks away, make sure you have everything lined up so your move can be as easy as possible. Here are some questions to ask yourself to make sure you’re fully prepared for moving day!

Moving Checklist

  1. Is everything packed?  Did I remember the storage spaces and kitchen equipment shared with roommates?
  2. Is there anything I need to give away or return before the move? (Think: cable box, etc).
  3. Did I number my boxes and know how many I’m moving?
  4. Do I have keys to the new place?  If not, where am I getting them from?
  5. Do I know what time the movers (or helpful friends) are arriving?
  6. Am I wearing sneakers?  Toes will inevitably get smashed in sandals…
  7. Do I have cash?  (Always important for unexpected expenses).
  8. Am I planning to move all my belongings in one trip?
  9. Is there parking in front of my new building?
  10. If I’m moving in with roommates will they arrive at the same time? Staggering even by an hour or so can really help with door space…
  11. Does the building have a cargo/service elevator that needs to be reserved?
  12. Will I have any furniture delivered during moving day?
  13. Do I need help assembling the furniture?  (If you have any doubts, the answer to this is always yes.)
  14. Am I planning to sleep in the new place for the first night? Arrange a back-up, just in case you can’t turn on the heat or A/C or close a window.



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While being New York’s most fabulous resident consumes most of her time, Melissa Kravitz enjoys excessive amounts of reading, crafting, shopping, cooking five meals a day, and befriending puppies. Melissa considers herself NYC’s ultimate pasta expert; a good part of her apartment is dedicated to her thriving pasta collection.

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