Checklist & ToDo list for the move

Good preparation is half the battle


For this purpose, we at Geuer have prepared a moving checklist that perfectly prepares you for the move and allows for good planning of the move. If you use our service as a moving company, many things will be done automatically for you. Nevertheless, a look at a good to-do list is always worthwhile for your own preparation for the change of residence. Checklists have proven to be a good tool, especially for logistically complex processes such as moving, in order to maintain an overview even in the case of extensive procedures.

Our list provides practical tips/moving tips that you should always keep in mind when moving. Checklists are ideal for planning. In the end, a good checklist will not only help you save money but also increase the satisfaction with which you will move into a new home. A good moving checklist has a direct impact on all moving costs. The list will tell you how many people I will need to help me move, how exactly the move can be completed and if I have enough materials such as moving boxes and blankets. Don’t find yourself in moving chaos and follow the tips from the professional. Without question, a checklist of everything you need is a useful part of your move planning. With a well-structured to-do list, you’ll never lose track of things and will always know what needs to be done next. And what you can check off as done with a clear conscience. Here are a few examples.

To Do Liste Umzug

Do not lose the overview

3 – 6 Months before the move

– terminate old lease

– Maybe change of school for children

2-4 months in advance

– clean out and de-clutter apartment

– request pickup of bulky waste

3 – 4 weeks in advance

– apply for relocation leave from your employer

– re-register phone

– cancel standing orders and direct debits for old apartment at bank

– set up standing orders and direct debits for new apartment at the bank

2 – 3 weeks in advance

– apply for forwarding of mail at the post office

– change of address (newspaper subscriptions, banking, insurance, GEZ broadcasting fee collection, public utilities, agencies, mobile operators …)

– if necessary, organise auxiliary helpers

– if there are parking problems in front of old / new apartment: apply for special permit

– obtain plenty of packing materials

– procure tools required for dismantling and reassembly of furniture

1 – 10 days in advance or relocation week

– possibly renovate new apartment

– obtain cleaning supplies and bin bags

– fill packing cases (not too heavily)

– provide packages with labels for content and perhaps room details

– buy drinks (water, fizzy drinks, beer) for relocation

– organise meals for moving day

– handover of new apartment (handover certificate!)

– register or cancel your registration place of residence with authorities

– possibly re-register car

– apply for electricity, water and gas utilities for new apartment

On moving day:

– read electricity/gas and water meters old apartment and cancel your registration

– have an emergency chemist’s to hand

– sweep out old apartment / perhaps renovate

– Handover of old apartment (handover certificate!)

You can download this list, as well as some other useful information here Checklist Moving.