Moving Quick Tips

Here's what to do on the big day.

Get the Keys

If you do not already have them, meet with your real estate agent, landlord or building manager to receive the keys to your new home. Make as many copies as needed for your family as well as 1-2 sets of spare keys.

Take Inventory

Take inventory of boxes and other items that will be moved on the truck and check off items as they’re loaded. Verify the condition of all items after your move. If there are any damages, make sure to take photographs for documentation.

Professional Movers

Get the moving van driver's contact information and make sure he or she has yours so that he/she can inform you of any changes in schedule.

Stay Organized

Organize all of your valuables and important papers in a bag that you can have with you throughout the day.


Record the final readings for your electrical, water and gas meters to compare against your final utility bills. Once you arrive at your new home, confirm that your utilities have been turned on and check appliances and systems to confirm that each is working properly.

The Moving Day Survival Guide

  1. Provisions
  2. First Aid Kit
  3. Change of Clothes
  4. Bathroom Essentials
  5. Power Cords
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The Moving Day Survival Guide


Take with you your family's favorite foods and some emergency snacks. Don't forget the coffee!

First Aid Kit

Confirm that you have any prescriptions and over the counter medicine that you might need, such as Tylenol or Advil, as well as band-aids.

Change of Clothes

Make sure that you have at least one change of clothes for your move in case your belongings are delayed.

Bathroom Essentials

Bring toilet paper, soap, shampoo, toothpaste and toothbrushes with you so that you have easy access to these items during the first night in your new home.

Power Cords

Ensure that you have power cords for your cell phones and computers on hand as well as an alarm clock if you will need it the next day.

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