Moving Checklist

Moving, while stressful and time consuming, is exciting. It’s the start of a new chapter in your life. But, before you can enjoy it, you have to take care of a few things: packing, updating your address, etc. With that in mind, here is a moving checklist to help you stay organized during your upcoming move:

 moving checklist

Change of Address

  • Post Office
  • Driver’s License – Vehicle Registration
  • Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
  • Social Security
  • Voter Registration
  • Banks
  • Checks
  • Loans
  • Investments
  • Credit cards
  • PayPal
  • Automated payments
  • Place of employment
  • Insurance
  • Doctors
  • Schools
  • Subscriptions
  • Associations
  • Friends and family

Services to Cancel or Transfer

  • Cable
  • Internet
  • Phone
  • Electric
  • Gas
  • Water
  • Trash
  • Landscaping
  • House cleaning
  • Pest control


  • Explain the move to the kids
  • Pack all your personal and financial documents in one box to keep with you (checkbook, passports, birth certificates, insurance documents, tax documents, etc.)
  • If you’re moving school districts, notify both the old and new school and arrange for transfer
  • Save all moving receipts – they may be eligible for tax reduction
  • Pack a box of stuff you will need the first day and bring it with you in the car

Packing and Storage Tips

  • Purge unused items – consider a garage sale or donate to Goodwill/Salvation Army
  • Pack items you use less frequently first
  • Reserve rental truck and movers at least a couple of weeks ahead of time

Moving Day Tips

  • Arrange help for kids and pets for the day
  • Tip the movers
  • Have cleaning supplies ready to do a final cleaning
  • Do a final walk through to make sure you don’t leave anything behind
  • Raise or lower the thermostat (depending on the weather)
  • Turn off water heater
  • Lower shades
  • Lock all the doors and windows

Click here for a printable moving checklist PDF to help you stay organized.

Do you have any questions about the San Antonio area? Possibly the new neighborhood you are moving to? Contact our team today. We are always available to help you learn more about the Alamo City!

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