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Use our handy Moving Checklist to make sure everything gets done before moving day!

Send Change of Address to:

  • Post Office: give forwarding address
  • Charge accounts, credit cards
  • Subscriptions: notice requires several weeks
  • Relatives and friends

Don’t Forget:

  • Bank: transfer funds, arrange check-cashing in new city
  • Insurance: notify new location for coverage: life, health, fire, auto
  • Automobile registration: transfer of car title registration if necessary; also driver’s license, city windshield sticker, motor club membership
  • Utility companies: gas, light, water, telephone, perhaps fuel; get refund of deposits; arrange for immediate service in new location
  • Route deliveries: laundry, newspaper, milk, diapers; changeover of services
  • School records: ask for copies or transfer of children’s records
  • Medical, dental, prescription histories: ask doctor and dentist for referrals, transfer needed prescriptions, eyeglasses, x-rays
  • Church, club, civic organizations: transfer memberships, get letter of introduction
  • Pets: ask about regulations for licenses, vaccinations

And be Sure to:

  • Plan for special care needs of infants and children
  • Empty freezer, plan use of foods
  • Defrost freezer/refrigerator — place charcoal inside to dispel odors
  • Have appliances serviced for moving
  • Clean rugs or clothing before moving; have them wrapped for moving
  • With your mover, check insurance coverage, packing and unpacking labor, arrival day, various shipping papers, method and time of expected payment

And on Moving Day:

  • Carry currency, jewelry, and documents yourself or use registered mail
  • Plan for transporting pets
  • Carry traveler’s checks for quick, available funds
  • Let close friends or relatives know route and schedule you will travel, including overnight stops; use them as a message headquarters
  • Double-check closets, drawers, shelves to be sure they are empty
  • Leave all old keys needed by new tenant or owner with agent or Realtor

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