Welcome to the Allstate moving center

By Allstate

Last updated: January 1

Your go-to spot for help with every stage of your move

From finding a place to putting the finishing touches on your new home, check out these tips, tools, resources and special offers to help you along the way.

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house hunting - what are you looking to do?

Looking for your new home

House hunting is an exciting time, but it isn't always easy. Our resources can help you choose the home that's right for you, and what to look for when viewing a home to planning your moving day.

Your ultimate guide for a successful move

Stay organized with these useful tips, checklists, and labels.

House hunting tips: Things to look at before you buy

Checking out homes is fun and exciting. Here are some things that you should be on the lookout for before you make an offer.

Key questions to ask during the homebuying process

Here are five common moving mistakes people make and how you can avoid them.

Know the risks to a home before you buy

Using information about local home insurance claims, current weather conditions and public records, the GoodHome tool helps identify potential risks to homes you may be interested in.


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packing up - how long before you move?

Purge before packing.

Pare down your belongings by donating to charity, planning a yard sale, or selling items online.

  • Schedule a donation pickup.
    Call a local nonprofit to see if they offer this service.

Create a budget.

Estimate the cost of your move …and be sure to budget for up-front moving costs.

Start packing now.

Begin boxing up items you rarely use and organize them with these printable labels.

Reserve your equipment and movers.

Schedule them now but beware of moving scams — know the red flags.


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Moving day

Start the day off right.

Eat a balanced breakfast and have plenty of water and snacks on hand to help keep you energized.

Pick up your equipment.

If you reserved a moving truck that you'll pack and drive yourself, arrive at the pickup location 15 minutes early.

Store paperwork in a safe place for future reference.

Keep duplicates of receipts and statements for future reference and tax filing.

  • Inspect the inventory list.
    Sign off on the moving company's inventory list and keep a copy for your own records.

Keep calm and breathe.

Remember to take your day one step at a time and take breaks as needed. Keep the big picture in mind — you're about to have a new home!


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Settling in

Help make your home safer.

Change your locks, circuit test every outlet, check pipes and air ducts and test all smoke alarms. Learn more about these steps and others in this home safety checklist.

Get to know your neighbors.

If the neighbors aren't knocking on your door, learn some ways you may be able to meet them.

Start on some home improvement.

Put the finishing touches on your new place and consider some green additions. Check out these tips before choosing a contractor.

Be proactive about protecting your home.

Contact your insurance agent for information on choosing the right types of coverage for you.


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