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Checklist for Moving

BEFORE YOU LEAVE

Address Change:

  • Post Office: give forwarding address.
  • Charge accounts, credit cards.
  • Newspaper and magazine subscriptions: notice may require several weeks.
  • Friends and Relatives

Bank:

  • Transfer funds; arrange for banking services in new city.
  • Arrange credit references.

Insurance:

  • Notify company of new auto location for coverage: Life, Health, Fire and Auto.

Utility Companies:

  • Gas, electricity, water, telephone, fuel, garbage.
  • Obtain refunds on any deposits made.

Delivery Service:

  • Laundry, newspaper, changeover of service.

Medical, Dental, Prescription Histories:

  • Ask your doctor and dentist for referrals: transfer needed for prescriptions, eyeglasses, Xrays.
  • Obtain birth records, medical records, etc.

Pets:

Don't Forget To:

  • Empty freezer, plan use of food.
  • Defrost freezer and clean refrigerator.
  • Have appliances serviced for moving.
  • Remember arrangements for TV and antenna or cable service.
  • Clean rugs or clothing before moving; have them moving-wrapped.
  • Check with your Moving Counselor; insurance coverage, packing and unpacking labor, arrival day, various shipping, methods and time of expected payments.

Moving Day:

  • Carry enough cash or travelers checks to cover cost of moving services and expenses until you make banking connections in new city.
  • Carry jewelry and documents yourself; or use registered mail.
  • Plan for transporting of pets; they are poor traveling companions if unhappy.
  • Let close friends or relatives know the routes and schedule you will travel including overnight stops; use that person as a message headquarters.
  • Carry travelers checks for quick, available funds.
  • Double check closets, drawers, and shelves to be sure they are empty.
  • Leave all old keys needed by new tenant or owner with REALTOR® or owner.

At Your New Address:

  • Obtain certified checks or cashiers check necessary for closing Real Estate Transaction.
  • Check on service of telephone, gas, electricity, water and garbage.
  • Check pilot light on stove, hot water heater, and furnace.
  • Have appliances checked.
  • Ask postal carrier for the mail that may be held for your arrival.
  • Have new address recorded on driver’s license
  • Visit city offices and register for voting.
  • Register car soon after arrival in new state to avoid any possibility of a penalty.
  • Obtain inspection sticker and transfer motor club membership
  • Apply for state driver’s license.
  • Register your family in your new place of worship.
  • Register children in school.
  • Arrange medical services: Doctor, Dentist, Veterinarian, etc.