KIWI’s House Move-Out Checklist

When moving out of a house, there are important things you want to do to ensure a smooth and successful move. Read below for the best steps to take when moving.

Book a moving company or reserve a moving truck

This is important to do ahead of time so you are not scrambling at the last minute. Having your reservation booked weeks in advance will be an immense relief. If there will be a lag between moving out of your current apartment and moving into your new apartment, reserve a storage unit to keep your belongings until you are ready for them.

Submit your change of address

Providing a couple weeks advance notice of your new address will eliminate, or at the very least lessen, any lag in service. Make sure your mail makes it to your new home by visiting your local post office, or go online, to submit a change of address. Don’t wait until after the move to notify banks, credit card companies, and your landlord of your new address. You will also want to touch base with the utility companies to transfer service to your new address if it is a local move.


A few weeks before the move, begin packing non-essential items. Starting the packing process early provides time to really go through items and decide if you want them to move with you. Donate or throw away any items that are not needed or wanted. Keep the cleaning supplies out because you will need them, especially if you hope to get your deposit back.


Cleaning your house is very important if you want it to sell well. Making sure that your house looks as good as when you moved in will help in your sell. Choosing a professional carpet cleaning company to clean the carpets is a smart decision, and at KIWI we offer the best in move out/move in professional carpet cleanings. Give us a call to get a free quote. After all of that is done, your move should be a breeze. KIWI also offers professional wood floor cleaning, rug cleaning, tile and grout cleaning, air duct cleaning, and more for you and your new space.