The following is a moving checklist designed to make your move easier.
Pre-Move Address Change Leave forwarding address with Post Office Send in change of address to all Charge Accounts and Credit Card Lenders Allow 6 weeks for magazine and other subscription changes Send out notices of change of address to family and friends
Bank Transfer funds and set up check cashing. Arrange credit references
Insurance Change auto, life, fire and health insurance
Utility Companies Gas, light, water, phone, fuel, and garbage Get refunds on deposits
Delivery Services Laundry, newspaper, changeover services Medical, dental and prescription history Medical and other referrals, transfer prescriptions, eye-glasses, all records
Pets Regulations, vaccinations, tags, etc. Plan pet transport
On Moving Day Have travelers checks to cover immediate costs Let friend know of schedule and stops for messages Recheck all drawers, closets, attic, etc. to be sure they are empty Turn off all lights, close and lock windows and doors Confirm arrival time with moving company Keep important documents and keys handy Leave old keys with Realtor, buyer, or tenant
At your New Address Get certified or cashier?s checks needed to close real estate transaction Check on phone, gas, electric, water, garbage, newspaper and other services Inspect pilot light on stove, heater and furnaces and have all appliances checked Check/Test smoke detectors and locate fuse box or circuit breakers. Change driver?s license address and car registration Check postal service and make sure all phones are working Install new locks Introduce yourself to your neighbors Register children at school and check on church of choice Select and visit doctor, dentist, veterinarian.