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Moving Checklist

Send change of address to:

  • Post Office: Give forwarding address

  • Subscriptions: Notice requires several weeks

  • Friends & Relatives

Be sure to contact:

  • Bank: Transfer funds, arrange check-cashing in new city.
  • Insurance: Notify new location for coverage (Life, health, fire, auto, homeowners).
  • Automobile: Transfer car title registration; also driver’s license; state windshield sticker; motor club membership.
  • Utilities: Gas, light, water, telephone, fuel, get refund of any deposit made; arrange for immediate service in new town; arrange final reading and change of name for billing.
  • Route Men: Laundry, paper boy, milk man:change over services.
  • School: Ask for copies or transfer of children’s records.
  • Medical: Ask Doctor, Dentist, Pharmacist for referrals; transfer needed prescriptions, eye glasses, X-rays and records.
  • Organizations: Transfer memberships (Houses of worship, clubs, civic organizations); get letter of introduction.
  • Pets: Ask about regulations for licenses, vaccinations, tags.

And, don’t forget to:

  • Empty freezer; plan use of foods.

  • Defrost freezer-refrigerator. (Place charcoal 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 needs of infants.

  • Plan garage sale.

And on moving day:

  • Carry currency, jewelry, documents yourself; or use registered mail.

  • Plan for transporting pets. (They are poor traveling companions if unhappy.) Make sure you can be found if they become lost.

  • Carry traveler’s checks for quick available funds.

  • Tell close friends or relatives your route and schedule (including overnight stops). Use them as “message headquarters.”

  • Double check closets, drawers, shelves (to be sure they are empty).

  • Leave all old keys. needed by new tenant or owners, with agent or Realtor.