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MOVING CHECKLIST



Are you preparing for a move? When it comes to moving companies, Massachusetts AVIV Moving & Storage offers local, long distance, commercial, and international moving services, as well as packing and storage options for your convenience.


Print out the Moving Checklist below to ensure that you are well-prepared for your next move.


Before the move, you should:

  • Declutter and get rid of items that won't be moving with you
  • Dispose of hazardous household cleaners, such as old paint
  • Make a list of possessions that need to be moved
  • Determine the monetary value of your belongings for insurance documentation
  • Complete a change of address form and notify friends and family of your new location
  • Complete an IRS change of address form
  • Obtain copies of your dental, veterinary and medical records, if needed
  • Look into auto insurance and licensing if moving out-of-state
  • Change the address on your driver's license if moving locally
  • Have your children's school records transferred, if needed
  • Return cable and Internet equipment
  • Make airline and hotel reservations, if needed
  • Contact a quality Boston moving company to assist with the move
8-14 days before the move, you should:

  • Return borrowed items, such as library books
  • Collect possessions you let others borrow
  • Schedule a date to disconnect utilities (gas, electric, etc.)
  • Schedule a date to connect utilities in your new location
  • Consult with Boston movers about preparing the move of major appliances
2-7 days before the move, you should:

  • Ensure that no flammables are to be moved
  • Determine what items are needed on the plane or in the car during travel
  • Arrange for the relocation of installed devices, such as a satellite dish
  • Pack a bag of clothes, toiletries and other essentials for the first day
  • Contact the Boston moving and storage company to confirm the date and time
The day prior to the move, you should:

  • Remove drapes from the windows
  • Unplug, defrost, air-out, and clean the refrigerator and freezer
  • Unplug, clean and air-out the stove
  • Prepare for breakfast on moving day, even if it's in the car
  • Ensure that your possessions are packed with the exception of an alarm clock
  • Head to bed at a decent time for more energy on moving day
On moving day, you should:

  • Collect keys to your home, vehicles and other possessions and store in a safe area
  • Remove linens from the beds, but leave them in intact as we perform the dismantling
  • Make sure you're home as the moving company Boston MA professionals arrive
  • Take inventory alongside the local or long distance movers Boston crew chief
  • Ensure that everything in your home is prepared to be moved
  • Have your signed lading and inventory bill in an easy-to-see place
  • Confirm with the driver the correct address, phone number & approximate delivery time
  • Perform a final expectation of each room and check all cabinets and closets
Whether you're moving to a new city or a new state, no other Boston moving companies provide the superior service and commitment to detail found at AVIV Moving & Storage. When you're in need of experienced movers, Boston MA residents can get the peace of mind that their furniture, valuables and possessions are carefully relocated by our trained and fully insured long distance and local movers. Boston AVIV Moving & Storage understands that no two moves are ever the same and therefore, provides services you just can't find with other moving companies. Boston MA residents can also obtain moving supplies and storage services.