Moving Timeline

Guidelines to Follow

This list will help you organize and prioritize a household move. There are three important dates to consider: packing, loading the van, and delivery of your household goods to your new home. It is good to allow a time span of approximately 30 days, and it's always recommended to avoid the peak periods, such as the last few days of the month.

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6 – 8 weeks before move

Arrange to discontinue utilities and other home services just prior to your moving date:

Change your address with your local post office and mail address change cards to:

You may also change your address online here.

2 – 3 weeks before move

1 week before move

Moving Day

Move-In Day

You will need to be present to check each item or box off your inventory list as they are removed from the van and brought into your new home.

Learn more about creating an efficient moving timeline when you contact National Van Lines. We specialize in household moving, commercial moving, specialty moving, & more! See more of our moving and packing tips in our extensive moving guide.