What to Put On Your Moving Check List

The point behind a moving check list is to give yourself a good reminder of what needs to be finished. The majority of the time, people don’t actually create any sort of a checklist when they start moving and things get left behind. Overall, this is the main point behind even creating one is so that when you are moving you do not leave precious belongings behind for the next owners. Granted, they would probably accept the gift depending on what it is, however it’s likely that you don’t want to give it up in the first place. So what exactly do you put on that checklist to ensure that you get everything out of your home. Well there are a couple of ways you can do it.

Room by Room

The first way that you can create a checklist is by doing it room to room. Now, I don’t mean generalized rooms like bedroom or kitchen, though kitchen can work depending on how many rooms or in your home. I mean separating individual rooms into different compartments so that you ensure that every room is searched from top to bottom. For example, in your bedroom the best thing to put is bedroom, then closet, and if the master bedroom you will want to add bathroom and bathroom closet. You may be thinking that this might be too specific, but just stating a room in general will not help you win remembering to open up that closet. So, if you’re going to do it this way make sure that you get every single room down to the closet written down and checked off.

One Big Room

Another way you can do it is by ordering it associated with sections of the house. This is usually part of people with larger houses which are not necessarily separated out by individual doors. For example, my house has no doors or any separation between the kitchen, the dining room, living room, the Fourier, or even the basement. All of it is open space and the only separation we have is by what we have mentally created. In this case you can do sections of the house because it’s very easy to see when something is missing. Is that piece of furniture still in the living room? Well all you have to do is take a look and see if it’s there. No doors to open or anything. So, if your house is more open, this may be a good way to organize things.


One of the more complex ways that I can think of to order a moving check list is to order it by object type. In order for this one to work you will need to walk around your home and start listing off electronics, big-ticket items, large furniture items, and anything else that might come to mind as a category more than an individual object. Then, the way you that you can say you have completed something is by walking around your home and looking for anything that might fall underneath that category. Once you come up empty-handed you can easily walk out of the house knowing that you have everything that you should need. This is one of the least reliable of the checklists because you can miss things on your first go around. This can unfortunately lead to a couple things being left behind so as someone who has short-term memory loss it seems sometimes, I wouldn’t recommend this one unless you are sure you know exactly what you own.

As you can see there are quite a few ways to create a checklist. These help your moving companies in Denver and every other state and city to ensure that they have all of the proper belongings out of your home. So in reality a checklist is not just something for you, but something that can benefit the moving company you hire to help you. So when you’re considering moving, take something like this into consideration. It might save you a lot of time and a lot of headache.