Moving Checklist

  • Get rid of anything you aren’t bringing with you
  • Find out where to dispose of household chemicals like old paint
  • Make a list of everything you’re bringing to your new home
  • Find out the replacement value of all belongings, for insurance purposes
  • Fill out a change of address form from USPS
  • Fill out an IRS change of address form
  • Get copies of your medical and dental records, if necessary
  • Get copies of veterinary records, if necessary
  • If you’re moving out of state, find out about auto licensing and insurance
  • If you’re moving in-state, find out where and how to change your address on your driver’s license
  • Notify your kids’ schools and have their records transferred to their new schools
  • Return any cable equipment
  • Make hotel and airline reservations if you need them

8 to 14 Days Before Your Move

  • Return library books or any other borrowed items
  • Collect all the items you may have loaned out
  • Make arrangements to disconnect gas, electric and other utilities
  • Make arrangements to connect utilities at your new place
  • Arrange to have major appliances prepped for the move

2 to 7 Days Before Your Move

  • Get rid of all flammables
  • Figure out what you’re bringing with you in the car or plane
  • Arrange for removal of “installed items” you’re bringing with you, like a TV antenna or shelves
  • Pack a suitcase with the clothes and toiletries you’ll need the first day in your new home
  • Pack a special box with other essentials you’ll need for the first few days. (Make sure to mark this box “Do Not Move”)

The Day Before Moving Day

  • Take down curtains and curtain rods
  • Empty, defrost and clean your refrigerator. Make sure it has at least 24 hours to air dry
  • Clean and air your stove
  • Plan your breakfast. Paper plates service is fine. Eating something on the road is better
  • Pack your personal belongings except your alarm clock
  • Go to sleep early – you’ll be glad of it tomorrow

The Day of Move

  • Collect all keys to locking items. Put them in a safe place
  • Strip the beds but leave them intact. We will dismantle them
  • Make sure you’re at home when the movers arrive, so you can sign an inventory
  • Walk around with the crew chief while he does the inventory
  • Make sure everything’s been readied for the move
  • Keep your signed bill of lading and inventory in an easily accessible place
  • Make sure the driver has the correct delivery address and phone number
  • Confirm the expected delivery time with the driver
  • Before you leave, do a final walkthrough of every room. Check all closets and cabinets

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About us

From the first phone call you make to our courteous sales people to the last box dropped off in your new home by our qualified movers, Eagle is the moving company that will take care of you and your family. No job is too big or too small. Eagle Moving and Storage services San Francisco and the Greater Bay Area.

We know moving is stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. When you choose Eagle Moving and Storage, you can relax. That’s because Eagle Moving And Storage is one of the most experienced, trusted and respected movers in San Francisco. Let us prove to you how our unsurpassed combination of experienced professionals, affordable pricing, and firm commitment to customer satisfaction can turn one of life’s most stressful events into a smooth and relaxing experience.

We would also like to offer you a complimentary moving checklist so packing and organizing yourself will be a piece of cake. Click here to view and print it for your convenience.