Couple sitting among boxes

There’s no question that checking off everything on your to-do list before moving day arrives can be an overwhelming experience. While you are likely working on clearing out unneeded items, packing up the rooms in your house, and arranging everything from schools to utilities, have you thought about the important documents you might need during the process?

Once moving day arrives, all of your household items will either be in storage or packed into a moving van, and we all know how easy it can be to lose track of where you packed your important papers. At Continental Van, we want you to feel prepared through each stage of your relocation, and we’ve put together the following list of vital documents you should collect before the big moving day:

  • Drivers licenses and IDs
  • Banking items, including debit cards, credit cards, and checkbooks
  • Birth certificates and social security cards for all members of your family
  • Medical records and documents that pertain to health concerns
  • Mortgage and/or lease information—for your new and old residence!
  • List of important phone numbers, including doctors, family, babysitters, and insurance
  • Healthcare and vehicle insurance information

Organizing these documents and setting them aside before your move can save a lot of time and hassle in the long-run. Moving can be unpredictable—from delays in getting into your new home to longer than anticipated time frames for unpacking. When you have these documents ready to go at a moment’s notice, you’ll have peace of mind that you are prepared to handle any curve balls that life throws at you on moving day.

The Trusted Name for Seattle Residential Movers

Since 1952, Continental Van Lines has been the trusted household moving company throughout Seattle and the surrounding region. Our expert Seattle residential movers understand the unique challenges that come with transitioning your family to a new home, and we go above and beyond to help you have a seamless, stress-free relocation.

Whether you are staying in the Pacific Northwest, heading across the country, or planning a global move, our experienced team is here to help you get there safely and affordably. To learn more about how we can help you prepare for your next household move, give us a call today. You can also fill out our online form, and one of our Seattle residential movers will be in touch to schedule your free, no-obligation estimate.