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Move-In Checklist

move-in checklist

2 weeks out, if possible

  • Schedule your movers
    • Or call up friends and offer pizza and beer to anyone who has a truck
  • Set up your utilities
    • Water: Don't worry - we set that up for you!
    • Electric: Our preferred electricity provider is Reliant Energy – 1-855-353-7736.
    • TV, Phone & Internet: AT&T provides phone, internet & Uverse to Thousand Oaks. Call 877-910-0501 or visit to get service.
  • Do a change of address to ensure you get your mail at your new home –
    • Alert your most important social circle about your move
    • This should also include notifying your bank, employer, insurance company, magazine subscriptions – and don’t forget mom.

1 week out, if possible

  • Purchase renter’s insurance
    • To receive your keys, you will need to show your declarations page, with a minimum of $50,000 in liability coverage.
  • If you have a pet, ready them for the move
    • Pets are smart, so they probably already know something is going on. But you’ll need to be ready to pay for your pet deposit and fee before moving in.
  • If you have kids, register them for their new school

A few days before

  • Start packing (or if you’re an early-bird, this was done weeks ago)
  • Double-check the details
    • Did you remember to call the movers??
    • Schedule the pickup of your keys from the leasing office – don’t forget to have a copy of your renter’s insurance declarations page, your electricity account number and provider’s name, pet deposit/fee and first month’s rent paid on the online portal, your Toll Tag number, and a valid photo ID ready to go for moving day.
    • Pack a small moving day kit – toiletries, a few paper goods, medications, a change of clothes and dog food are recommended. It always seems like Advil and toilet paper are the hardest things to find when you need them most!