Moving Out Checklist

HusVar Real Estate Team's Guide to a Smooth Transition

Whether you're relocating to a new home, downsizing, or moving out for the first time, proper planning and organization are key to a stress-free transition. Follow this checklist to ensure you don't overlook any important tasks during the moving process.

1. Preparing for the Move:

  • Notify your landlord (if renting) or inform the buyer (if selling).
  • Schedule movers or arrange for a rental truck.
  • Gather packing supplies: boxes, tape, bubble wrap, etc.
  • Declutter and donate or sell items you no longer need.
  • Change your address with the post office and update it with banks, utilities, subscriptions, etc.
  • Transfer or cancel utilities and services at your current address.

2. Packing and Organizing:

  • Start packing non-essential items well in advance.
  • Label boxes by room and contents for easy unpacking.
  • Pack essential items separately for easy access on moving day.
  • Disassemble furniture and wrap fragile items securely.
  • Pack a moving day essentials box with toiletries, snacks, important documents, etc.

3. Cleaning and Repairs:

  • Clean your current home thoroughly, including appliances, floors, and walls.
  • Make any necessary repairs to ensure the property is in good condition.
  • Take photos of the property before moving out for documentation purposes.

4. Moving Day:

  • Confirm details with your moving company or helpers.
  • Supervise the moving process and ensure everything is loaded safely.
  • Conduct a final walkthrough of your current home to check for any missed items.
  • Collect keys and necessary documents from the landlord or real estate agent.

5. After Moving Out:

  • Unpack essentials and set up utilities at your new home.
  • Update your address with relevant institutions and services.
  • Dispose of any remaining packing materials responsibly.
  • Explore your new neighborhood and familiarize yourself with local amenities.

Congratulations on completing your move! By following this moving out checklist, you've ensured a smooth transition to your new home. Remember to take your time settling in and enjoy this exciting new chapter in your life.