Checklist for Moving
•Post Office: Give forwarding address 4 to 6 weeks
•Change accounts, credit cards
•Friends & relatives
•Transfer funds, arrange check cashing in a new city.
•Arrange credit references
•Notify company of new location for coverage: Life, Health, Fire & Auto.
•Request final reading for bills on gas, light, water, telephone, fuel, garbage & cable as of the date buyer takes possession.
•Get refunds on any deposits made
•Contact the utility companies in the city which you are moving and inquire about the necessary fees of deposits required for installation of service. You may need a letter of reference.
•Laundry, newspaper, changeover of services.
Medical, Dental, Prescription Histories
•Ask Doctor and Dentist for referrals, transfer needed prescriptions, eyeglasses, X-rays.
•Obtain birth records, medical records, etc…
And Don’t Forget to:
•Empty Freezer; plane use of foods.
•Check with your moving company, insurance coverage, packing & unpacking labor, arrival day, various shipping papers, method & time of expected payment.
•Plan for special care needs of pets.
•Notify the principal of your children’s school about your intended move.
•Notify your church pastor that you are moving.
•Ask about any regulations for licenses, vaccinations, tags, etc.
And on moving day
•Carry enough cash or travelers checks to cover costs of moving services and expenses until you make banking connections in a new city.
•Carry jewelry and documents yourself, or use registered mail.
•Plan for transporting of pets.
•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 old keys, garage door openers, broiler pans, landscape/house plans, warranties, and instruction manuals need by new owner with Realtor.
And at your new address
•Obtain certified check or cashiers check necessary for closing Real Estate Transaction (check escrow/title company for details)
•Check on service of telephone, gas, electricity, water and trash.
•Check pilot light on stove, hot water heater and furnace.
•Ask post office for mail that maybe holding for your arrival.
•Have new address recorded for voting.
•Visit city offices and register for voting
•Register car within 5 days after arrival in state or a penalty may have to be paid when getting new license plates
•Apply for state drivers license
•Register family in your new place of worship
•Register children in school
•Arrange for medical services; doctor, dentist, veterinarian.