Apartment Living BlogApartment Hunting › The Only Moving Checklist You’ll Ever Need

There’s no denying it, moving is a huge hassle. Between packing boxes, renting trucks, finding help, and taking care of the thousand smaller-yet-still-absolutely-vital details that go along with changing residences, it’s a miracle that any of us make it out of the ordeal in one piece! Even if you decide to just go ahead and hire a moving company to take care of the heavy lifting (literally and figuratively), there’s still a lot that you’re going to have to take care of in order for the process to go smoothly. Given the overall complexity of the entire operation, it can be easy to feel as though you’re drowning under a tide of responsibilities. And you know what? If you absent-mindedly neglect even one of those responsibilities, then it can end up derailing your entire move.

The good news is that you don’t have to rely upon your own memory when it comes to planning out the process; we’ve created this handy checklist that will help guide you through your move—from eight weeks before, to the day of, and beyond.

The Moving Checklist Printable

Paste this image on your site!

Simply copy and paste the code below, and you can share this infographic on your site:

  • Monthly Rental Calculator

    How much should I spend on rent? Don't worry, we've got you covered! This rental calculator will help you determine how much rent you can afford based on your annual income.

  • Popular Topics


    cats    dogs    felons    how to    organization    pets


    bankruptcy    budget    checklist    infographics    moving    packing    section 8    utilities


    college    crafts    decorating    drink    exercise    football    health    holiday    party    roommate

    Popular Destinations

    atlanta    austin    boston    california    charlotte    chicago    cleveland    colorado    colorado springs    florida    georgia    houston    illinois    jacksonville    kansas    kentucky    knoxville    las vegas    los angeles    louisiana    michigan    minneapolis    minnesota    nebraska    nevada    new mexico    new orleans    new york    new york city    norfolk    north carolina    ohio    omaha    orlando    philadelphia    phoenix    portland    richmond    sacramento    salt lake city    san antonio    san diego    san francisco    seattle    south florida    tampa    tennessee    texas    tucson    utah    virginia



    Never miss a tip, deal or contest.


About :

ForRent.com's own Director of Search Strategies -- search marketing, user experience, analytics -- improving the experience and accessibility for all. @TheBeardOfSEO on Twitter


  1. Kathleen says:
    Such a wonderful checklist! I have a moving to arrange since my husband got his new job and it seems this will be of huge help! Thanks for sharing!
  2. Do you have a printable version?
  3. This really is the most perfect moving checklist ever! I have moved many times and have helped many friends and relatives move also. This is basically the advice that I give them. However, one thing that people always forget to do is to hire a dumpster service. I know, it’s tacky to have a giant dumpster outside of your house but it is so worth it! At the last minute, people realize that they have a lot to throw away that they can’t take with them.
  4. ann fiorillo says:
    hi looking to move.to medford mass june.1rst from revere can u give me a price thank u ann
    • Lea Erbskorn says:

      Hi Ann! We are happy to help. We ran a search based on the location that you provided us and these listings were generated: http://www.forrent.com/find/MA/metro-Boston/Medford
      In terms of pricing, there is a search bar where you can enter your price range. It will narrow down the apartment listings to match your desired price. This search bar is located at the top portion of the website page on desktop view. On mobile, you’ll need to click the search icon at the top right of the page. In regards to availability for June 1st, you can contact the apartment property to see what they have available. We hope this helps, Ann! We wish you good luck on your search and move.

  5. Alhpelia Gibson says:
    I would like to move down south close to my job I live up north right now it is to far to come , Please help me .
  6. This would be very helpful in a print version
  7. Terrie Breedlove says:
    The Moving List Timeline is very helpful. Is there a printable version, I can download ? I’m relocating to San Antonio, TX from Fort Wayne, IN in 8 weeks, can you recommend a list of moving companies that are economical. Thank you.
    • Hi Terrie, we are so glad that you found this checklist helpful! There are two places to download the printable on this blog post… you can click the highlighted title of the checklist before the graphic, or there is another hyperlink underneath the graphic. Here’s a direct link for easy access:

      In regards to recommending moving companies, unfortunately we are unable to recommend any companies. We do however wish you the best of luck with your move, as well as your new adventure!

  8. M'Lynn Jones says:
    Hi. I’m 18 and wanting to move from Lima, OH to Michigan (not sure where yet, depends on who gets get to me). I’m in school currently and I have some time before I need to move which is in late august or early September of this year. Since I don’t own a home or anything like that. I don’t know the first thing about moving. Also am I even capable of moving to different state fresh out of school? Although, I found this checklist helpful even though some steps don’t apply to me.

Speak Your Mind


Pin It on Pinterest

Share This