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Your Self Storage Checklist

Stadium Self Storage believes in providing you the tools and information to make moving into your new storage unit as easy and pain free as possible.  We understand that moving your belongings is not a fun nor enjoyable, and there are many things to take into consideration.  Especially if you have to look into renting a self-storage unit.  Your almost certain to overlook something, so why not make it easier on yourself.   Below we have put together a list to help you get organized for your move into your storage unit.   As always, if you have any questions you can reach our Professional Storage Solutions Experts at 414-810-3101

8 Weeks Prior To Move
  • Start 3 ring binder or pocket folder for the move
  • Develop a budget for the move
  • Collect pricing related to the move
  • Research the area moving to
  • If this is corporate move refer to their moving policy to determine the extent of coverage
  • Start list of all people to contact during the move with appropriate contact info

7 Weeks Prior to Move
  • Talk to current list of Doctors for recommendations in new area
  • Gather all medical records
    • Obtain copies for your records, plus relevant contact info
  • Arrange transfer of school records and vet records to new area
    • Obtain copies for your records, plus relevant contact info
  • Contact insurance agent to see what changes need to be made for new policy
  • Call all organizations to transfer memberships
    • Record membership #'s, plus relevant contact info

6 Weeks Prior To Move

  • Plan how to move valuables and difficult to replace items (certified mail, or carry them with)
  • Begin to separate items for move (those to keep, discard, or donate)
  • Garage sales work to move unwanted items if you have time
  • Use items that can’t be moved (frozen foods, bleach, and aerosols)
  •  File a change of address with US Postal Service and ask them to hold mail in new city
    •   form is available online

5 Weeks Prior To Move
  • Order boxes and moving supplies
    • Purchase boxes from a business that specializes in moving
  • Pack all unnecessary items
    • Clearly label all boxes with label and destination in new residence
  • Identify actual move date
    • Sign any contracts necessary for moving  (drop dead date for scheduling)
  • Prepare list of people to be notified about the move

4 Weeks Prior To Move
  • Make travel arrangement for pets
  • Put copies of pet medical and immunization records in move file
  • Conduct garage sale if time
  • Services to notify of move  (both old and new residences
    • Keep copies of all contact information and account #'s
  • Trash      
  • Cable or Satellite      
  • Cell Carrier
  • Phone Company
  • Gas
  • Water
  • Electric
  • Sewer District
3 Weeks Prior To Move

  • Make arrangements to move household plants
  •   Dispose of flammables
  •   Service automobiles
  •   Notify Professional Service Agencies of your move
    •   Schools
      • Obtain copies of school records for all students
    • Health Insurance Providers
      • Obtain copies of all medical records
    • Doctors
      • Obtain copies of all medical records
    • Dentist
      • Obtain copies of all dental records
    • Attorney
      • Get recommendation for new attorney at new location
    • Insurance Agent
      • Obtain all policy numbers and contact information
    • Financial Planner  
      • Obtain copies of all statements and account number and contact information
    • Accountant
2 Weeks Prior To Move

Obtain account numbers, status and contact Information for all the items listed below

  • Auto Finance Agency
  • Bank, Credit Union and Finance Companies
  • Credit Card Companies
  • Exterminator
  • Health Club
  • Home Care Service Providers  (Lawn Care, Home Maintenance)
  • Laundry Services
  • Magazines
  • Monthly Memberships  (Netflix, Book Clubs)
  • Newsletters
  • Newspapers
  • Pharmacy
  • Store and Gas Accounts   (Macys, Shell Oil)
1 Week Prior To Move

Notify Government offices of move and obtain account numbers, status and contact information for the following
  • City and County Assessor’s Office
  • State Vehicle Registration
  • Social Security Administration
  • State & Federal Tax Bureaus
  • Veterans Administration
  • Confirm travel plans for family & pets
  • Confirm parking for moving truck
  •  Plan Meals around using up for in refrigerator and freezer
  •  Assemble folder of important information for new home owner
  •  Review moving plans with any agencies involved
  • Contact bank or credit card company if paying for moving service with credit or debit card
  • Have 2 copies of any moving invoices or documents for your folders
  • Notify family and friends with new address and phone numbers
  • Pack a go box to be with you during the move
  • Drain gas and oil from lawn mowers and other equipment
  • Drain water hoses and waterbeds
  • Empty and defrost refrigerator at least 24 hours in advance of move
  • Fill any prescriptions needed during the move
Day of the Move - Moving Out
  • Be familiar with packing and loading tips and personally supervise hired help
  • Place carpet, floor and door frame protectors throughout house
  • Load items according to your plan trying to keep room assignments together
  • Check every room and closet to make sure nothing is left behind
  • Make sure items are moving toward destination before you leave
    • Leave a note with new address so that future residents can forward stray mail
  • Confirm any extra stops for the mover
  • After your Items are moving toward their destination, visit some place that bring a smile
  • Make driver has specific directions to your new residence
  • Let packers know which items require special attention because they are fragile
  • Check to make sure water is shut off
  • Check to make sure gas is shut off
  • Check to make sure all light switches turned off
  • Check to make sure all points of entry are locked
  • Surrender old house keys
  • Place floor plan of new residence at front door to expedite the unloading process
  • Bring out your move documents folder and put in highly visible place

Download the full checklist HERE