Moving Checklist

Whether buying or selling, there's always more to do than one remembers!
Use this list to assist you in your move.

Before You Leave, Don't Forget To:

Address Change Moving Checklist
»   Post Office: Give forwarding address
»   Charge Accounts, Credit Cards
»   Subscriptions: Notice requires several weeks

»   Transfer funds, arrange check-cashing in new city
»   Arrange credit references

»   Notify company of new location for coverage: Life, Health, Fire & Auto

Utility Companies
»   Gas, light, water, telephone, fuel, garbage
»   Get refunds on any deposits made

Delivery Services
»   Laundry, newspaper, change over of services

Medical, Dental, Prescription Histories
»   Ask Doctor and Dentist for referrals; transfer needed prescriptions, eye glasses, X-rays
»   Obtain birth records, medical records, etc.

»   Ask about regulations for licenses, vaccinations, tags, etc.

Don't Forget To
»   Empty freezer: plan use of foods
»   Defrost freezer and clean refrigerator. Place charcoal inside to dispel odors
»   Have appliances serviced for moving
»   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 papers, method and time of expected payment
»   Plan for special care of infants or pets

On Moving Day
»   Carry enough cash or travelers checks to cover cost of moving services and expenses until you make banking connections in your new city
»   Carry jewelry and documents yourself, or use registered mail
»   Plan for transporting pets; they are poor traveling companions, if unhappy
»   Carry traveler's checks
»   Let close friends or relatives know route and schedule you will travel including overnight stops; use him or her as message headquarters.
»   Double check closets, drawers, shelves to be sure they are empty
»   Leave all old keys needed by new tenant or owner with Realtor or neighbor

At Your New Address
»   Obtain certified check 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 Mail Carrier for mail he or she may be holding for your arrival
»   Have new address recorded on driver's license
»   Visit city offices and register for voting
»   Register car within five days after arrival in state or a penalty may have to be paid when getting new license plates
»   Obtain inspection sticker and transfer motor club membership
»   Apply for state driver's license
»   Register family in your new place of worship
»   Register children in school
»   Arrange for medical services: Doctor, Dentist, Veterinarian, etc.
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