The Complete “Smooth Move” Printable Moving Binder System
As a military family, moving is a big part of our lifestyle. Since it’s something we do every 1-3 years, I designed this comprehensive printable moving binder to save us precious time and stress on every relocation. I poured 16+ years and 8 moves worth of knowledge and experience into this kit, and the result is a truly comprehensive moving system that is not just useful and functional, but also pretty and fun! With over 100 color-coordinated printable pages included, you are certain to find all the pages you need to plan and organize your next move, whether it’s just down the street or across the globe! Let me give you the full tour of this amazing resource!
Let’s be real for a minute: moving is complicated. There are lots of details to track, appointments to make, boxes to pack, and more. Having an organized (and fun!) printable moving binder ready and at your side from the beginning can ensure no important detail gets overlooked!
The “Smooth Move”printable moving binder is organized into 6 color-coded sections that coordinate with the chronological process of a typical move: 1 – Current Home (the one you’re vacating) | 2 – Inventories (to track where everything is!) | 3 – En Route (traveling to your new location) | 4 – New Home (the one you’re moving into) | 5 – Schedules (moving doesn’t happen in a day, so I’ve given you lots of different planners to map it all out!) | 6 – Miscellaneous (for any other detail you may need to keep track of).
Each section is described in more detail below, but here are some other great features of this printable moving binder kit:
- Binder Assembly Materials. The “Smooth Move” kit comes with everything you need to make a pretty moving binder, included 2 cover options, matching spines, section dividers, and printable tabs.
- Expandable. All of the worksheets are designed as two-page spreads. The second page of each set can be printed as many times as needed to expand each section infinitely.
- Editable. The worksheets are fully editable using Adobe Acrobat Reader; and some pre-entered information such as “kitchen,” dining room,” and “family room” are changeable so you can type anything into the worksheets to make them perfectly suited to your home.
- Complete Moving System. The “Smooth Move” binder has now been expanded into a complete system with coordinating moving box labels, a Master Moving Excel Spreadsheet, and a Smooth Move Webinar!
Now that you have a general sense for how this kit is organized, let me show you all the printable goodies available to help you have your most organized move yet!
Section 1 – Current Home
Before you can vacate your current home and move to a new one, there are LOTS of things to do! From canceling utilities, hiring contractors to make repairs, ordering moving supplies and more, these 20 blue pages will make sure everything is on track to get done. This section is also where you should place your current lease, inspection checklists, utility contracts, and other important documents you may need during the move out process. Don’t forget to include empty page protectors to catch receipts and signed-off forms!
Section 2 – Inventories
As a military family, we are fortunate enough to have professional movers box up and inventory all of our belongings. However, I know that is not an option for many people. As such, one of the main things I included in this kit was a comprehensive set of inventories and labels so you can track all your boxes from point A to point B.
Even if you do use packers for a majority of your belongings, there are several sheets that may still come in handy. We always document our high-value items and our personal documents; and car inventory sheets help us mentally sort through what needs to go in cars versus what goes on the moving truck.
The coordinating Moving Box Labels and Inventories can be seen in more detail here!
Section 3 – En Route
Depending on how far you’re moving, you may not need this section at all or you may need multiples of every single page! The 18 pages in this section can help you plan how exactly you will get from your Current Home to your New Home, as well as track any necessary details along the way. This is another section where an empty page protector is imperative to hold receipts if you will need to file a travel claim.
Section 4 – New Home
The pink section of this kit is quite robust, sitting at 36 pretty worksheets! These are the pages that will help you unpack and get settled in your new space once you arrive. From house hunting worksheets and change-of-address checklists, to shopping lists and my favorite “Will It Fit” worksheets, these pages will help you keep all the details for your new place accessible and easy to find.
Section 5 – Schedules
We often start planning our moves months before the moving trucks actually pull up. So you can plan in a way that works for your timeline, this kit includes a variety of calendars and planners. Including one-week to one-month spreads, grid-style layouts versus checklist-style planners, you can print these worksheets in multiples to cover any length of time you need!
Section 6 – Miscellaneous
The green section is short and sweet, including only a Moving Budget worksheet, as well as the To-Do and Notes pages included in every other section. This is a great place for any random papers or information you don’t want to lose track of!
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The Smooth Move Printable Moving Binder has been bundled together with coordinating moving box labels and an editable spreadsheet. Click HERE to learn more about this bundle or download it immediately by clicking below!
I am so thrilled with how this “Smooth Move” printable moving binder kit came together. Not only are the color-coordinated sections easy and intuitive to use, but the included worksheets truly provide you with endless ways to organize and plan your next relocation. Don’t be overwhelmed by the size of this kit and the amount here…the best part is that you can always just print the elements you will need and use!