Local Moving Checklist


White Star Movers has prepared the following Moving Checklist to assist you in planning for a local move. Depending on the size of your move, timing can vary, these are just guidelines. A printable version of this checklist is also available. Feel free to contact us at any time with questions.


2 months before:

  • Chosen your mover and signed an agreement for service?
  • Decided if you will pack your belongings of have them packed?
  • Sorted through your basement, attic and garage?
  • Separated and planned out what to do with prohibited items?
  • Decided what items will be kept and transported, discarded, or donated to charity?
  • Prepared your mailing list of all the people who need your change of address?
  • Host a garage sale or begin online auctioning any unwanted items?

1 month before your move:

  • Changed your mailing address or had it forwarded via the US Postal Service?
  • Cancelled or forwarded any subscriptions?
  • Contacted banks, credit card companies, magazine subscriptions, hired purchase and rental companies with change of address?

7 days before:

  • Defrosted, Aired-out and completely cleaned the refrigerator/freezer?
  • Drained the gas/oil tanks of powered tools such as lawn mowers?
  • Planned where items and furniture will be placed at new residence?

Day before move:

  • Ensured all packing has been completed?
  • Marked or labeled any fragile or special attention items that will be packed/loaded?
  • Made arrangements for pets and small children during the move?
  • Connected/Disconnected utility services of your new/old home?

Day of move:

  • Taken a final tour of the home after packing and loading has been complete to ensure all items wanted have been removed from the home? (cupboards, closets, attic)
  • Ensured that all utilities have been disconnected and shut off?
  • Closed all windows and doors, and remembered to lock up?