BEFORE YOU LEAVE:
Post Office: Give forwarding address
Charge Account, Credit Cards
Subscriptions: Notice requires several weeks
Friends and Relatives
Cancel any automatic payment or direct deposit arrangements
Transfer fund and arrange check cashing in new city
Arrange credit references
Notify company of new location for coverage Life, Health, Fire and Auto
Gas, Electricity, Water, Telephone, Fuel, Garbage & Cable TV
Laundry, Newspaper, changeover services
Register in school
Transfer school records
Arrange for day care
Medical, Dental, Prescription Histories
Ask Doctor and Dentist for referral; transfer needed prescriptions,
Obtain birth records, medical records, etc.
Consult a veterinarian about moving your pet.
Obtain all records.
Ask about regulations for licenses, vaccinations, tags, etc.
DONíT FORGET TO:
Empty freezer; plan use of foods.
Defrost freezer and clean refrigerator. Place charcoal inside to dispel
Have appliances serviced for moving.
Clean rugs or clothing before moving: have them moving wrapped.
Clean and/or repair furniture and curtains.
Plan for special care needs for your infants and pets.
Check with your moving counselor on insurance coverage, packing and
unpacking labor, arrival day method and time of expected payment.
Assemble first day items: soap, toilet paper, pencils, paper,
toiletries, bath towels, utility knife, scissors, trash bags, etc.
Obtain relocation package from Real Estate agent or Chamber of Commerce
in your new city.
Arrange for storage.
Find out about tax-deductible moving expenses.
Obtain all personal records from lawyers and accountants.
Assemble packaging materials.
Have car checked and serviced for the trip.
Pack a day or two worth of extra clothing in case of delay.
ON MOVING DAY:
Make a list of every item and box loaded onto the truck.
Carry enough cash or travelers checks to cover cost of moving services
Carry jewelry and documents yourself; or use registered mail.
Carry an assortment of toys for the children (if needed).
Let a close friend or relative know route and schedule you will travel
including overnight stops; use them as your message headquarters.
Double check closets, drawers, and shelves to be sure they are empty.
Turn off all appliances and lock all doors and windows.
Leave all old keys needed by new owner with Realtor or neighbor.
Let the movers know where you can be reached.
AT YOUR NEW ADDRESS:
Check off all boxes and items as they come off the truck.
Install new locks.
Check on service of gas, electricity, water, telephone, garbage and
Check pilot light on stove, hot water heater and furnace. Have appliance
Ask mail carrier for mail he or she may be holding for you.
Apply for state driverís license (or just address change id needed).
Visit city officer and voter registration.
Register car within five (5) days after arrival in state or a penalty
may be paid when getting new license plates.
Obtain inspection sticker and transfer motor club membership.
Arrange for medical services: doctor, dentist, veterinarian, etc.