Moving Checklist

Address Change

Post Office: Give forwarding address 4-6 weeks before moving

Change address on accounts (i.e., credit cards, insurance, etc)

Notify friends and relatives

Notify any delivery services: laundry, newspaper

Change address on your drivers license


Utility Companies

Request final readings on bills (gas, water, electric, trash, telephone, propane, cable, internet) on the date the Buyer takes possession.

Get refunds on any deposits that were made

Contact the utility companies in the city in which you are moving to and inquire about the necessary fees of deposits required for installation of service. You may need a letter of reference.


Medical, Dental, Prescription Histories

Ask your doctor and dentist for referrals.

Transfer needed perscriptions

Obtain birth records, medical records, etc.


 And Don't Forget to...

Empty the freezer!

Check with your moving company, for insurance coverage, packing and unpacking labor, arrival day, various shipping papers, method and time of expected payment

Plan any needed care for pets, as well as travel plans

Notify children's schools about your move

Notify your church about your move


 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

Let close friends or relatives know the 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, garge door openers, broiler pans, warranties, and instruction manuals needed by the new owner


 At Your New Address...

Activate utility services

Check the pilot light on the stove, hot water heater and furnace

Ask post office for mail that they may be holding

Register all vehicles within 5 days of your arrival

Find a new place of worship

Register children in school

Arrange for medical services in your new city



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