Moving Checklist – Be Prepared!

by | May 17, 2021

Before You Move

  • Schedule movers
  • Make travel arrangements (Don’t forget to make accommodations for your pets!)
  • Make note of all tax-deductible moving expenses
  • Check on auto insurance, homeowner’s insurance, and health insurance so you’re covered during your move
  • Start using up refrigerated food, frozen items, and pantry items
  • Host a garage sale and donate what is leftover
  • Begin packing (Be strategic and label boxes!)
  • Notify service providers of your relocation
  • Forward mail and medical records
  • Transfer prescriptions
  • Update bank account and credit card billing addresses

Moving Day

It’s moving day, and your mind is scrambled! While moving is very exciting, it can also be hectic and cause your mind to split in many directions. Keep these tips in mind in order to be best prepared for when your moving date comes! You might consider carrying the following items with you:

  • The keys to your new home
  • Map of new town and directions to your new home
  • The telephone number of your moving company
  • Cash or traveler’s checks
  • Documentation related to the sale of your home
  • Your insurance policies and agent’s phone number
  • Prescription and non-prescription medicines
  • Any important personal records and documents
  • Any items of great personal valuable that are practically irreplaceable (photo albums or your grandmother’s jewelry)
  • Back-up copies of important computer files (hardcopies or on a flash drive)

This list may seem overwhelming, but don’t worry! Affordable Moving offers the best moving services in Texas, and we will be more than happy to do the heavy lifting for you and assist in any way we can. Affordable Moving provides packaging materials and equipment, such as stretch wrap, tape, boxes, dollies, blankets, and more.

Arrival Day

  • Show movers where to place furniture and boxes
  • Check inventory to ensure that everything was delivered
  • Ask movers to assemble any furniture that was taken apart for transportation
  • Unpack any valuable items upon arrival
  • If you are elderly or a college student, make sure your discount is applied!

After the Move

  • Walk and drive around your new neighborhood to familiarize yourself with it
  • Check your smoke alarms
  • Change the locks for safety
  • Get new driver’s licenses, library cards, and voter registration cards
  • Enroll children in school
  • Write a review for your favorite moving company – Affordable Moving, the best movers in West Texas!

Remember that Affordable Moving is the best moving company in Lubbock and all of West Texas! We offer a variety of services, including packing, disassembling/assembling, full-service, transportation, and more. You can count on us to handle all your moving needs!

“Customer friendly and were willing to work with my schedule. I was given a great deal and the movers handled my items correctly. Definitely suggest using them for a local move b/c of the price and flexibility! Using a trailer and trying to move boxes yourself isn’t worth it when the movers loaded and unloaded in 1/10th the time it would take me to do it on my previous moves. Happy moving! :)”


5 out of 5 Stars, Yahoo Reviews

“I had familiy in town from two different sides of the country, Christmas was only a few days away and there were reports of incoming bad waether (sic). The last thing I wanted to do was spend the next few days moving things a piece at a time. Affordable Moving had me moved in less than three hours. There were friendly and professional and a complete life saver. When I move again, I definately will be calling this company and recommending them to all my friends. Thanks for the wonderful service!”


5 out of 5 Stars, Yahoo Reviews

“Great Move!!! With everything that I had to facilitate for my move, the actual move was the easiest because of Affordable Moving. The crew showed up on time, they were very nice to work with me on the various locations that had to be accomplished during my move. I recommend AFFORDABLE MOVING to all my friends. Great Move!!!!”


5 out of 5 Stars, Yahoo Reviews

“Affordable Moving is great to work with. They are affordable, but more than that, they are helpful, friendly and strong. I consider them all my friends and will eagerly call them again. I will also refer my family and friends to Affordable Moving!”

Candy C.

5 out of 5 Stars, Google Maps Reviews

“Very professional, I highly recommend for any or all of your moving needs.”

Chris H.

5 out of 5 Stars, Google Maps Reviews

“Called this company because a friend recommended them. They gave me a reasonable price and set up a time that worked for me. The two guys were on time and were very professional. They moved everything quickly and carefully and even put my boxes in the rooms that they were labeled for instead of just all in one room.”

Anne M.

5 out of 5 Stars, Google Maps Reviews

“Outstanding moving company!! Shannon and Fabian did a wonderful job moving everything efficiently and respectfully. They were prompt and polite! What more could you ask for? Will be recommending and using again in the future.”

Aubrianna R.

5 out of 5 Stars, Google Maps Reviews

“Thank you Affordable Moving for all the help! The Movers were Nice and Polite and we appreciate their hard work in moving all our furniture safely. They were prompt and got it done . I highly recommend them and will use again.”

Charlie D.

5 out of 5 Stars, Google Maps Reviews

“Affordable Movers SAVED my moving day, when the other guys didn’t show up! They arrived before 1pm on the same day I called and had me moved in by 5:30pm. Nicest, most courteous and accommodating gentlemen ever!”

Becky A.,

5 out of 5 Stars, Google Maps Reviews

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Packing & Unpacking

Usually, the most tiring and stressful job; our local & long-distance packing services are not only helpful they are affordable!

Do you have enough boxes? Are they the right size? Do I need bubble wrap?

We here at Affordable Moving know how overwhelming it can be to pack everything up when you are planning a move, especially if you are helping a child or an older relative move. Affordable Moving offers full packing and moving services to help alleviate some of the stress of moving.

How do Packing Services work?

  • Affordable Moving will come with all supplies needed such as multiple sizes of boxes, tape, bubble wrap, packing paper, padded moving blankets, and get straight to work!
  • We work room to room labeling everything and making sure your items are packed with the utmost care.
  • At the end of the pack, your movers will calculate their labor time and the cost of materials for your total. Seeing a surplus of unused boxes? Don’t worry – you are only charged for the supplies that were used!
  • We will make sure your things are in the right place and packed away neatly so you don’t have to stress about your things shifting and breaking, and when you arrive and are ready to unload, we will assist you as well. No one should have to move alone!

Pro Tip:

Have a family heirloom or sentimental items that need special care?

Just let our courteous professional movers know and we will make sure to take extra time and attention to your most meaningful items.

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