Moving Checklist

Who to notify Change of Address:

  • Castro Valley Hayward Storage
  • Accountant
  • Bank
  • Chiropractor
  • Clubs & Organizations
  • Dentist
  • Doctor
  • Family
  • Friends
  • Investment Companies
  • Magazine subscriptions
  • Place of previous employment
  • Schools
  • Security Co.
  • Shops - charge cards
  • Therapist
  • DMV

Remember to:

  • Reserve Storage unit(s) at Castro Valley Hayward Storage.
  • Reserve moving truck if needed.
  • Clean the stove.
  • Defrost fridge/freezer.
  • Return all borrowed items.
  • Throw out items that you don't intend taking with you.
  • List valuable items for special care when moving.
  • Advise removal company of dangerous goods being moved i.e. petrol, spirits, chemicals.
  • Securely pack all jewelry, money, special documents and papers i.e. legal, tax, insurances etc.
  • Set aside items that you need on the day of the move so you can take them with you.
  • Boxes containing breakables label 'FRAGILE.'


  • Put breakables or liquid filled containers in drawers.
  • Overload drawers and make furniture too heavy to shift.
  • Store perishable goods where they might be overlooked.

Have one last check:

  • Nothing left behind?
  • No clothes at dry cleaners?
  • No gear stored away from your property?
  • Electricity and gas turned off?
  • Telephone, cable, internet disconnected?
  • Water turned off and no taps left running?
  • Light switches turned off?
  • Windows and doors locked?
  • Keys with Real Estate Agent/Landlord

After the Move:

  • Return moving truck.
  • Have spare house keys cut.
  • Familiarize children with how to get to and from school.
  • Register to vote in new area.

Select one of our 3 convenient locations:

2489 Grove Way
Castro Valley, CA 94546

2457 Grove Way
Castro Valley, CA 94546

77 Traynor Street
Hayward, CA 94544