If you’ve already completed utility transfers, change of address requests, mover hiring and have begun eliminating “throw aways”, you are on schedule for success in the two week countdown.   The finer details come into play in this moving checklist. So, learn more about how you can prepare to make packing and unpacking very straightforward.

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Returns: Undoubtedly, you’ll have returns that you’ll need to make before you move. But, timing is important. You don’t want to return items, such as cable boxes, too soon. So, here’s the mini- list of returns that are good to accomplish within one to two weeks of your move.

  • Library Books
  • Tools
  • Trash Cans and Recycle Bins
  • Goods refunds and exchanges
  • DVD and Game Rentals

Pick Up Items: You’ll also have items to pick up, including:

  • Items in Storage
  • Items at Repair Shops
  • Items with friends or relatives
  • Clothes at Dry Cleaners

Banking Changes: It’s often a good time now to change your bank, if necessary, and transfer funds. Renting a safety deposit box can be wise as well. Be certain to have ample reserves, including cash on hand for your movers, as well as tips or perks for helpers.

Pack New Home Reserve Items: It’s highly advantageous to have a special box for each room at your new home, especially marked for simple visibility. While gathering items for these boxes, you can clean out the drawers. These boxes should contain items that need to be easily accessible, including:


  • Aluminum Foil
  • Paper Goods, such as paper towels, plates, cups
  • Dish and Laundry Detergent
  • Flatware
  • Frying Pan, Pot and Spatula
  • Coffee Maker and/or Tea Pot


  • Shower Curtain, Rings and Bath Mats
  • Towels
  • Soap and Shampoo
  • Hair Dryer
  • Tooth Brush and Toothpaste
  • First Aid Kit

Tool Area:

  • Flat Head and Phillips Screw Driver
  • Hammer, Nails and Picture Hangers
  • Level
  • Tape Measure
  • Duct Tape
  • Utility Knife
  • Batteries

Pack Non-Living Areas: It’s best to get any rooms that you do not use daily packed up in this timeframe, including the basement, garage, attic and utility room.

Yard Sale: Final preparations for the yard sale include recruiting helpers, tagging items and making signs. You’ll also want to research and place advertisements, such as, community and regional newspapers, craigslist and other online sources.

If you’ve waited until now to select your movers, it’s not advisable to delay. Contact One Stop Moving San Diego at 800-456-6834 for a free moving quote from one of our highly trained professionals. One Stop Moving San Diego can be there to help you wrap up all of the details!