Moving Checklist: so you don't forget anything


  1. Two months to go...

    A good way to avoid stress is to not do everything at the last minute. Therefore, start 2 months in advance. 
    •    Buy moving boxes and other protective equipment to move your belongings easily and safely
    •    Tidy up your stuff. If you don't want or need certain things, give or throw them away
    •    Start packing all non-essential items
    •    Do you have pets for which you need shelter during the move? Then make a reservation at a cat shelter or dog kennel
    •    Think about putting  excess furniture away until you move into your new home

  2. One month to go...

    With one month to go until your move day, it is time to take care of administrative matters. 

    • Are you moving far away? Then have your car checked and your tires checked
    • If you move to another region, register with a new  a new doctor and a new dentist
    • Report your change of address to:
      • the municipality
      • your telephone, television and internet provider
      • your bank
      • the tax authorities
      • your insurance (healthcare, travel, funeral, car, legal assistance, etc.)
      • your friends and family
      • your work and colleagues
      • the school, playgroup and / or nursery of your children
      • your doctor, dentist, pharmacy and hospital
      • the vet
      • the associations of which you are a member
      • webshops where you regularly order 
      • shopping services 
      • newspapers and magazines to which you have a subscription
    • Take out home insurance for your new home from the day you move in
    • Are you hiring a moving company? Then make clear agreements with them
    • Arrange someone who will look after your children and / or pets during the move
    • Pack the items you do not use every day and write on the box which items are involved
  3. Two weeks to go...

    Your move is now really close. 

    • Make sure that your mail is forwarded to your new address for at least 3 months
    • Clean your house while you pack
  4. One week to go...

    Make sure you have packed everything except the things you use every day

    • Check whether the items in your attic, garage and / or shed are packed
    • Ask your neighbors if they want to park their car elsewhere on the day of your move, so that the moving van has the space
    • Empty and defrost your fridge and freezer
    • Clear out your kitchen cupboards
    • Ask family and friends if they want to help you with the move next week
    • Keep valuables and important documents in a safe place so that you can take them with you in the car
  5. The day before...

    It's almost time! 

    • Make sure your cell phone and other electronic devices are charged
    • Put all the practical things you need together in a clearly marked box, such as:
      • Measuring tape
      • Extension cord
      • Step
      • Pack a bag with necessary items for the first night, such as:
      • Clean clothes and underwear
      • Pyjamas
      • Toothbrush and toothpaste
      • Hairbrush
      • Shampoo
      • Shower gel
    • Pick up your rental van in advance (unless you have hired a moving company)
  6. Moving Day!

    Because you have already done so much preparatory work, you don't have to do much on the day of your move. These are the last things to do:

    • Remove the beds and curtains and pack them in clearly marked bags
    • Check if there are any toiletries left in the bathroom
    • Write down the meter readings for water, electricity and gas and take a picture of the meters
    • Tell your movers what's coming and what's not
    • Do a final check and see if the whole house is empty

    Do you need storage during your move or other help? Then contact us. We are happy to help you in every phase of your move.

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