Moving can be an exciting time, but it can also be stressful. To ensure a smooth transition to your new home, here at Two Men and a Truck, we've compiled a comprehensive Movers Checklist to guide you through every step of the process, from preparation to settling in.


Before the Move:

Book your movers

Secure your moving date well in advance, especially during peak seasons. Get quotes from different companies, including Two Men and a Truck, to compare pricing and services.

Declutter and donate

Get rid of unwanted items through donation or sale. This will lighten the load for your movers and save you money. Struggling to lighten your load? Here is a comprehensive guide to purging the clutter.

Gather supplies

Stock up on packing materials like boxes, tape, bubble wrap, and packing peanuts. Label boxes clearly with the room contents and a brief description.

Schedule utility transfers

Notify your current and future utility providers of your moving dates to avoid service disruptions. This include electricity, water, internet, and array of other organisations and institutions

Update important documents

Change your address on your driver's license, bank accounts, subscriptions, and other important documents.

Prepare for pets and plants

Research pet-friendly travel options and gather any necessary documentation. Plan for the safe transport of your plants.


During the Move:

Walkthrough with the movers

Briefly explain your belongings and any special instructions to the moving crew.

Prepare for valuables

Keep important documents, jewellery, and irreplaceable items with you during the move.

Stay hydrated and fed

Have snacks and drinks on hand for yourself. It is easy to get caught up in the excitement and chaos of the move, and it takes a bigger toll on you than you think.

Do a final walkthrough

Before the movers leave, do a quick room-by-room check to ensure everything is packed and nothing is left behind.


After the Move:

Unpack essentials

Focus on unpacking necessities like toiletries, medications, and a change of clothes.

Reconnect utilities

Confirm that all utilities are connected and functioning properly.

Change of address

Complete your change of address form with the post office.

Update registrations

Update your voter registration and other local registrations.

Explore your new neighbourhood

Take some time to explore your new surroundings and discover local amenities.

Review moving company

Leave a review for Two Men and a Truck to share your moving experience and help others!


Bonus Tip

Create a moving binder to store important documents, moving company contact information, and receipts related to your move, as well this checklist.


By following these steps and utilising the professional services of Two Men and a Truck, you can ensure a smooth and stress-free relocation to your new home. We offer a variety of services to meet your needs, including packing, furniture moving, and unpacking. Get an obligation free quote and let us help make your move a success!

Posted on Apr 24, 2024