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Pre-move checklist
  • Begin deciding what items you plan to move, not move, sell or give to charity. Have a good idea about these items when Alaska Movers conducts their Free In Home Estimate.
  • If changing school zones, contact new schools, obtain school records.
  • Plan furniture placement for new home.
  • Call Alaska Movers to schedule your move.
  • Organize the items you have decided to move, sell or give to charity.
  • Contact charitable organization to donate unwanted items.
  • If your building has an elevator reserve it’s use for moving day.
  • Notify Utilities (gas, phone, electric, water, cable TV and internet of disconnect and reconnect dates.
  • Notify credit card companies, bank and insurance agents of change of address.
  • Re-confirm move dates with Alaska Movers.
  • Notify your newspaper delivery of new address and effective date.
  • Arrange supervision for you children and pets for moving day.
  • Pack your luggage and cars with any items you wish to carry yourself.
  • Only use things absolutely needed.
  • Make sure halls, pathways and sidewalks are clear of obstructions for the movers.
  • Designate one bathroom to use on move date to help minimize last minute clean-up before meeting the movers at your destination.
  • Be present to answer any questions your movers may have.
  • Give driver a good, clear address and directions to your destination along with a couple phone numbers to contact you if there is any questions.
  • Do a final walk through with the lead mover before leaving origin and before movers leave destination.

Tips for the Moving Day
  • Prepare a moving day kit. Keep one box aside of “essentials” that you’ll need on moving day: cleaning supplies, light bulbs, toilet paper, garbage bags, a change of clothes, your toiletry bag, etc.
  • Protect your valuables. Find a safe place to store your valuables on moving day. Insure anything that’s valuable or breakable if you’re using a moving company. And if you’re moving a computer, do a quick backup of important files just in case something happens in transit.
  • Return any items you have borrowed from friends or neighbors.
  • Inform the real estate authorities of both the old and new buildings, to avoid problems relating to handing of the keys etc.
  • See to it the keys of the new house is handed over to the supervisor to avoid any delay.
  • Defrost and empty the refrigerator.
  • Make sure that you and your family, or friends you are moving with, have full batteries on their mobile phones.
  • You should think of the food the day before the moving day.
  • If you have a pet, make sure that it won’t cause troubles or worse, have it lost. It will be best to entrust your pet to someone of the family. Pets are not very friendly to strangers.
  • Take all personal documents and jewelry with you.
  • Make sure the lights are on in your new place when you arrive. Call up your utilities, cable and Internet providers several days before you move to switch your services to your new address.
  • Check to be sure all items are loaded.
  • A Final Check Take a last look around:

  • Water shut off?
  • Furnace shut off?
  • Light switches turned off?
  • All utilities arranged for disconnection?
  • Windows shut and locked?
  • Old house keys surrendered?
  • Have you left anything?