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Ultimate Moving Checklist

The Ultimate Moving Checklist

Moving: It’s one of the biggest projects any person, couple, or family will take on.

It’s easy to think you have your move under control. But even with the most careful planning, small things can easily fall through the cracks. Avoid that by using our Ultimate Moving Checklist (and other free resources you might not have realized you need). It will keep your move organized, seamless, and as stress-free as possible.

Start planning eight weeks ahead of your move date, and use this guide to schedule everything you need to do, week by week.

For even more resources, download or print our free moving kit.

Small treadmill moved into a new home gym

How to Move a Treadmill: A Comprehensive Guide

Any move requires creativity, flexibility, and a smart, organized approach. When it comes to relocating heavy and sizable equipment, you have your work cut out for you. Figuring out how to move a treadmill takes time. If you don’t want to damage your drywall and furniture, pull a muscle, …

Man moving a washer protected with cardboard and foam on a dolly

How to Move a Washer and Dryer

Are you moving to a new place and taking your washer and dryer with you? If you want to manage a DIY move, be prepared because it is not a particularly easy task. Many washers and dryers can weigh over 200 pounds, so heavy lifting will be involved. To …

cat in a travel carrier on moving day

How to Move With a Cat to a New Home

Moving is a stressful process for many people. You have to pack up your home, take care of transferring all your services, and change your address. You also need to make sure that each member of your family, including the furry ones, is ready for the big change in …

man starting to remove the fish from an aquarium before emptying the tank

How to Move a Fish Tank and Your Pet Fish

Packing all your belongings into boxes and moving to a new home is a major job, especially if you’re moving with a pet. Even moving with a pet fish can be challenging. Your aquarium is fragile, heavy, and requires special treatment, so moving it is a project on its …

Couple packing up their apartment before moving to a new state

How to Move to a New State: A Quick Guide

Moving can be a stressful event, even when you’re just moving to a new city. It’s even more challenging if you’re relocating to a state you have never visited before. It involves demanding and activities like packing, shipping your belongings, and setting up your new house. You might also …

Older man having people help him move boxes

Moving for Seniors: The Ultimate Guide to Planning a Move

A major move is an incredibly stressful endeavor. Whether you’re downsizing, moving into a new home closer to friends and loved ones, moving into a senior living community, or even moving in with a family member, you can find yourself struggling to handle the move. These moving tips for …

People organizing their DIY moving process with a schedule and checklist

The Ultimate Guide to DIY Moving

No matter how you face it, the complete moving process isn’t an easy job. Hiring professional movers can be expensive (plus, don’t forget to tip). Luckily, there’s another option.

Do-It-Yourself (DIY) moving can be easily achievable if you take the time to prepare properly for the big day and learn …

woman packing up items in her home before a move

Best Packing Tape for Moving

When you’re preparing to move to a new home, you probably have a lengthy moving checklist that can include convincing friends to help you move, finding moving boxes, buying bubble wrap and hiring professional movers.

You may be thinking that moving tape is the least of your worries and that you can …

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Moving to Salt Lake City, UT: A Neighbor Moving Guide [Updated]

Thinking about moving to Salt Lake City? This capital city is a beautiful location with easy access to the outdoors. It’s close to a brand new international airport, has two professional sports teams, has all four seasons, and is #2 on Neighbor’s 2020 Most Neighborly Cities rankings. Moving to SLC …

couple moving their couch on wood floors

How to Move a Couch: A Complete Guide

Whether you’re moving or just rearranging pieces of furniture, transporting a couch from one place to another can be a demanding job. A sofa is often the heaviest piece of furniture in a home. It’s awkwardly shaped and can be difficult to move even with a group of people. …

couple picking up a mattress to move it to a new location

How to Move a Mattress or a Sleep Number Bed

Finding the best mattress that truly gives you a good night’s sleep is no easy task. If you’re planning to move or store your mattress in another location instead of getting a new mattress, transporting that mattress without damage can be difficult, as well. A mattress can be hard …

couple discussing their condo vs. townhouse options for their next home

Condo vs. Townhouse: Your Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Right Home

When you’re looking for the perfect home, you need to know all the details. There are a variety of traditional single-family popular home types, but if you’re planning to purchase a home and aren’t interested in a detached home, you still have choices. Condos and townhouses are soaring in …

owner moving a refrigerator away from the wall

How to Move a Refrigerator: A Step-by-Step Guide

The kitchen is one of the most challenging rooms to handle when moving. Before packing, it’s necessary to declutter the home and toss irrelevant things. But packing gets harder when you move onto heavy appliances like your refrigerator. Understanding how to move a refrigerator safely is critical, especially if …

woman managing her credit score by paying bills on time and monitoring credit utilization

What Is a Good Credit Score to Buy a House?: A Comprehensive Guide

A good credit score is the cornerstone of the home buying process. For everyone from first-time homebuyers to real estate investors, credit history plays a huge role. Determining the perfect score comes with many nuances. To understand them, you need to dive a little deeper into the subject. What …

Everything You Need to Know About How to Move to Another Country

Forget about moving to a new city. Every year, millions of Americans plan out how to move to another country altogether. They’re drawn by love, adventure, work, and everything in-between.

Moving abroad means uprooting your established home and starting a new life in a different part of the world, and …

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How to Move a Grandfather Clock

Your grandfather clock is a valuable and beloved possession. It’s not a sturdy piece of furniture to be heaved onto a dolly and packed into a moving truck. Instead, you must take special care to avoid damaging the clock’s moving parts. Like other valuable items, a grandfather clock requires …

man reassembling and tuning his piano after a move

How to Move a Piano: A Comprehensive Guide

Pianos are among the heaviest and most delicate items to move, which is why it’s important to properly prepare for the move if you want to do it yourself. Simply put, the process is a lot more involved than packing and moving shoes in your home. If you are moving …

potential homebuyer and professional inspector following a home inspection checklist

The Ultimate Home Inspection Checklist for Buyers

Buying a new home can be nerve-wracking, especially if you’re moving into your first home. That’s what makes the home inspection such an important part of the process.

This guide gives you everything you need to know about your house inspection. It provides a comprehensive home inspection checklist for home …

a pool table on furniture sliders in a game room of a new house

How to Move a Pool Table to a New House or Room

A pool table is one of the most fun items to have in the home, particularly for a complete man or woman cave. But pool tables are also among the heaviest and largest items to move. Pool tables can range from around seven to nine feet long and weigh …

first-time home buyers working with a realtor to create a home offer letter

How to Make an Offer on a House: Your Step-by-Step Guide

Making an offer on a house isn’t as simple as just throwing out a dollar amount you’re willing to pay. If you expect to be taken seriously, there is an extensive home-buying process to follow — and you must be able to prove you can actually get the home …

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Ultimate College Packing List for the 2020-2021 School Year

Packing for college may seem challenging or overwhelming, especially if you’re moving far from home. But knowing how to approach the packing process with a college packing list will make packing far less stressful. Knowing what to pack well beforehand can also help you stay within your available student …

a disassembled bed frame and boxes ready for the next step of shipping furniture

The Comprehensive Guide to Shipping Furniture

When you’re preparing for a big move, especially a move across the country, you may need to ship your furniture instead of moving it yourself. Figuring out how to ship your furniture safely, however, can pose a challenge. There are several things to take into consideration when shipping furniture. 
The …

woman packing shoes for moving

How to Pack Shoes for Moving

Moving is a chaotic time full of mounting responsibilities and endless ‘to-do’s while trying to find the best and safest way to store all of your beloved possessions. You have thought about how you will move your large electronics, your fragile dishes and china, and your appliances.

But what about your …

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How Much to Tip Movers: A Complete Guide

If you’re using a moving company for the first time, then you probably have a lot of questions. For example, while you’ve likely done your research and carefully selected your packing and moving company, you may not have considered the final costs of properly paying high-quality movers.

Before you part ways …

20 Places to Find FREE Moving Boxes

20 Places to Find Free Moving Boxes Near You

There are often many expenses associated with moving, including moving services or a self storage unit. Cardboard moving boxes shouldn’t be one of those. That’s why we’re here to help you find free moving boxes!

Wait, Moving boxes?! You should never have to pay for boxes again if you go …

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Moving to St. George, UT: A Neighbor Moving Guide

So you’re thinking about moving to St. George, Utah? Don’t worry, we get it! St. George is the red rock city, has hundreds of bike trails and hiking trails, and is hot in the summer and not to bad in the winter. However, You don’t just move to a new city now—your …

Logan, UT city hall

Moving to Logan, UT: A Neighbor Moving Guide

So you’re thinking about moving to Logan, Utah? Don’t worry, we get it! Logan is a lively city tucked away in Northern Utah with amazing outdoor recreation opportunities and one of the most popular universities in the state. However, you don’t just move to a new city now—your moving …

Millennial minimalists

The Millennial Minimalist

If your home is free of clutter, you think twice about spending your money on frivolous purchases, and you are constantly attempting to downsize in any way possible, you may be a millennial minimalist.
Who are Millennials?
Millennials are classified as the generation born between the years 1981-1996. Today, millennials make …

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Moving with Kids: 15 tips to have a smooth move

You’ve found your dream house–the perfect place to raise your family. It’s a beautiful new build with a big yard, friendly neighbors, nice parks and great schools. You’ve finished all the headache of closing on the home and selling your current place; now all you have to do is …

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How to Store a Mattress

Let’s face it, your bed is your best friend. You spend one third (hopefully) of every day snuggled in and dreaming away. Finding the right mattress set is nearly impossible, not to mention crazy expensive. Once you’ve landed the perfect set, it could last well over a decade if …

Pennies stacked in columns

Pay Off Your Mortgage Early: 12 Easy Steps

Taking all 30 years to pay off your mortgage will end up costing you thousands more than paying it off early. Thanks to interest rates steadily climbing toward a jaw-dropping 5%, finding a way to subsidize your mortgage is more important than ever.

As you search your no-wiggle-room budget for …

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Moving to Spanish Fork, UT: A Neighbor Moving Guide

So you’re thinking about moving to Spanish Fork, Utah? Don’t worry, we get it! Spanish Fork is a big city with a small town feel, part of the Provo metropolitan area and right next to the scenic Spanish Fork Canyon. However, You don’t just move to a new city now—your moving …

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Are Moving Expenses Tax Deductible?

The worst day of the year just might be tax day. Sometimes a worse day could be when you move homes. Sometimes one could affect the other. Hopefully, they affect each other in a positive way. Here are some common questions on how your moving expenses affect your taxes. …

Bountiful, UT

Moving to Bountiful, UT: A Neighbor Moving Guide

So you’re thinking of moving to Bountiful, UT? Don’t worry, we get it! When you move to a new place, you are almost always seeking greener pastures. Well, when you are moving to place whose name literally means, “large in quantity; abundant,” or, “giving generously,” it can’t get much …

Murray city park

Moving to Murray, UT: A Neighbor Moving Guide

So you’re thinking about moving to Murray, Utah? Don’t worry, we get it! Murray is in the middle of Salt Lake Valley, easy access to SLC and the surrounding areas, and is a 5 minute drive to many shopping malls and the night life. However, You don’t just move to a …

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Moving to Ogden, UT: A Neighbor Moving Guide

You’re not just moving to Ogden now – you’re moving into a brand new neighborhood. Have you ever moved to a new neighborhood? The process of picking a new home can be nerve-wracking, especially if you are moving to a quiet mountain town like Ogden. Luckily, finding the perfect neighborhood …

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How to Prepare your RV for Outdoor Winter Storage

Your RV is a loyal companion all summer long. It travels hundreds of miles without stopping for a break. It puts up with your dusty sweat-coated clothes littering the floor and and keeps you safe from the blistering heat. The least you could do in return is give your …

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Declutter Your Home: 15 Decluttering Cleaning Tips

How on Earth do you declutter your home? 

Whether you’re organizing your garage, kitchen or closet, home organization is no less than a tiring and time-consuming adventure. Whether it’s an overflow of shoes or a bundle of toys wandering into every corner or your unnecessary acquisitions, they all pile up, hence …

Sandy, Utah city hall

Moving to Sandy, UT: A Neighbor Moving Guide

So your thinking about moving to Sandy, Utah? Don’t worry, we get it! Sandy is a smaller city, has easy access to the shopping malls and restaurants, and has a great view of the Rocky Mountains. However, You don’t just move to a new city now—your moving to a new neighborhood and this …

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Moving to Draper, UT: A Neighbor Moving Guide

So you’re thinking about moving to Draper, Utah? Don’t worry, we get it! Draper is a beautiful city, has easy access to the mountainside, and has a great view of the Salt Lake Valley. However, you don’t just move to a new city now—your moving to a new neighborhood and this …

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Moving to Lehi, UT: A Neighbor Moving Guide

So you’re thinking about moving to Lehi, Utah? Don’t worry, we get it! Lehi is an innovative hub, full of entrepreneurship and trendy startups, easy access to the rocky mountains, and has a huge shopping center in Traverse Mountain. However, Lehi has so much more to offer than these things. This …

Guide to Storage Facilities - Neighbor Blog

Storage Facilities Guide

Self storage is a great option for keeping your belongings safe and out of the way. You might be looking for storage if you’ve recently downsized, are in the process of moving, or just want to get rid of some clutter in your current home. There are over 50,000 storage …

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Moving to Provo, UT: A Neighbor Moving Guide

So your thinking about moving to Provo, Utah? Don’t worry, we get it! Provo is a college town, breeds the startup culture, and has a great night life. However, You don’t just move to a new city now—your moving to a new neighborhood.

Have you ever moved to a …