California Moving Checklist

At Blue Chip Moving & Storage we are always trying to make life easier for our customers. And in the moving business, a little bit of advice can go a long way. Listed below are some moving tips to prepare for what's ahead. We have broken it down into stages of the move so you can apply the information accordingly. Moving is not as intimidating as one might think if you prepare yourself properly!

6-8 Weeks Before Moving Day

  • Contact us at Blue Chip Moving & Storage for a free visual inspection of your home or office and receive a free quote as well
  • Be sure to show us everything you are going to move so the quote is accurate; your quote will be based on what you disclose to us at the time

4-6 Weeks Before Moving Day

  • Notify the Post Office you are moving and fill out a Change of Address form
  • Prepare a list of family, friends, and business associates who need to notified as well

2-3 Weeks Before Moving Day

  • Notify your agent if you have any changes in dates, volume of items being moved, or the destination
  • Plan a going away party for your family, neighbors, and friends
  • Tune-up your vehicle for the drive and ensure your tires and lights are all in working order
  • Dispose of all flammables and half-used cans of oil, bleach, etc.

1-2 Weeks Before Moving Day

  • Decide what to do with your house plants, garden, and other planted vegetation
  • Host a garage sale
  • Take pets to the veterinarian and arrange for their travel

Day Before Moving Day

  • Make note of all fragile items and mark items which not be moved
  • Place items you want packed together in separate groups
  • Double check closets and cabinets

Moving Day

  • Be ready to greet your move coordinator upon arrival –they will have your individual instructions waiting for you
  • Lock all doors and windows
  • Shutoff water, HVAC, lights, and double check all utilities are scheduled for disconnection

Delivery Day

  • Be on hand or authorize another adult to legally accept your items and pay your charges
  • Examine your goods as they are unloaded – be sure to note if you notice any changes in the condition of your items
  • Place a floor plan by the entrance of each room so the movers can place your furniture in the correct location
  • Be sure to keep all official moving documents locked away or in a safe place