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Your Guide to Moving Day Success

The big day is finally here, but there are still a few things to take care of before you wave goodbye to your old home. To help move day run more smoothly, we’ve rounded up our best resources on packing assistance, preparing for professional movers, organizing your family and pets, and setting up utilities in your new home before you arrive.

Your Guide to Moving Day Success

The big day is finally here, but there are still a few things to take care of before you wave goodbye to your old home. To help move day run more smoothly, we’ve rounded up our best resources on packing assistance, preparing for professional movers, organizing your family and pets, and setting up utilities in your new home before you arrive.
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Looking for packing assistance? Check out our top recommendations for professional packing services or get tips to ensure you’ve properly packed up everything yourself.

Ready for your movers? From coordinating delivery details to following up on damaged items, we’ll walk you through what to expect before, during, and after the crew arrives.

Moving with kids and pets on top of moving out is a lot to coordinate. We’ve put together resources that account for every member of your household.

From finding an affordable internet service provider to starting your water service, we’ll help you begin the transition from your old home to your new one.

Still looking for a moving company?

We can help. Learn more about the three basic moving services to determine which option is right for you—and which moving companies are the most reliable.
Professional move
They handle it all.

Professional movers load your stuff, ship it to your new home, and unload it all for you. It’s the easiest—but most expensive—option.

Containers
You load, they ship.

You load up all your belongings, but the movers transport your container to your new home. It’s the middle road for effort and cost.

Move truck rentals
You do all the work.

Worried about costs? Rent a truck, load it yourself, drive it to your new home, and unload all your things. You do it all—and save a lot.

Moving checklists

We’ll help you stay focused and overcome any hurdles on moving day. Stay organized with our moving checklists, follow up on previous steps, and work through essential moving day tasks.

Get packing help

While packing can take weeks or even months, professional packers can box up your belongings in a few hours. Whether you save time with expert packers or just need a checklist to ensure you’ve packed properly, you deserve to feel confident and prepared on moving day.

Hire moving help

Get help with a few moving tasks–and handle the rest yourself. Some moving labor companies can assist with packing and unpacking or loading and unloading, furniture assembly, or handling your donated items. Take a look at our top moving labor recommendations.
Best overall
HireAHelper
4 out of 5 stars
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    $110 avg. hourly cost
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    Available in 1,000+ cities
Best retail delivery
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Dolly
3.4 out of 5 stars
3.4
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    $60 avg. hourly cost
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    Available in 45+ cities
Best price
TaskRabbit Moving
TaskRabbit
3.1 out of 5 stars
3.1
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    $40 avg. hourly cost
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    Available in 61 cities

Prepare for professional movers

Need expert advice on the best movers, what to expect from them, and how to prepare for moving day? We’ve gathered hundreds of quotes, asked readers about their moves, and spent hours researching to find the best professional movers and resources for all types of moves.

Organize family and pets

Your loved ones’ happiness is key to having a successful moving day. We’ll provide you with resources on how to manage everyone in your household, keep your children safe and occupied, and transport your fur babies and other pets.

Set up utilities

Get your utilities squared away before you move. We’ve analyzed national costs of natural gas, electricity, water, and trash collection to help you set your budget. We’ve also reviewed the top nationwide internet and TV service providers for affordability, availability, and speed.

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