Smooth Move Checklist!
BEFORE YOU LEAVE:
Post Office: Give Forwarding Address.
Change Accounts, Credit Cards.
Subscriptions: Notice requires several weeks.
o Transfer funds, arrange check-cashing in new city.
Arrange credit references.
o Notify company of new location for coverages: Life,
Health, Fire, and Auto.
o Gas, light, water, telephone, fuel, garbage.
Get refunds on any deposits made.
o Laundry, newspaper, change over of services.
MEDICAL, DENTAL, PRESCRIPTION
o Ask Doctor and Dentist for referrals; transfer needed
prescriptions, eyeglasses, X-rays
o Obtain birth
records, medical records, etc.
o Ask about regulations for licenses, vaccinations, tags,
AND ON MOVING DAY:
o Carry enough cash or travelers checks to cover cost of
moving services and expenses until you make banking connections in
o Carry jewelry and documents yourself or use registered
o Plan for transporting pets. They are poor traveling
companions if unhappy.
o Carry travelers checks for quick, available funds.
o Let close friend or relative know route and schedule you
will travel including overnight stops, use him or her as message
o Double check closets, drawers, shelves to be sure they
o Leave all old keys needed by new tenant or owner with
Realtor or neighbor.
AND AT YOUR NEW ADDRESS:
o Obtain certified check or cashiers check necessary for
closing Real Estate transaction.
o Check on service of telephone, gas, electricity, water,
o Check pilot light on stove, hot water heater, and
o Have appliances checked.
o Ask mailman for mail he may be holding for your arrival.
o Have new address recorded on driverís license.
o Visit city offices and register to vote.
o Register car within 5 days after arrival in state or a
penalty may have to be paid when getting new plates.
o Obtain inspection sticker and transfer motor club
o Apply for state drivers license.
o Register family in your new place of worship.
o Register children in school.
o Arrange for medical
services; Doctor, Dentist, Veterinarian, etc.
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