Checklist For Moving

Before you leave

Give address change to:

  • Post office
  • Charge Accounts, Credit Cards
  • Subscriptions: Notice requires several weeks
  • Friends and Relatives

Bank

  • Transfer funds, arrange check-cashing in new city
  • Arrange credit references

Insurance

  • Notify company of new location for coverages: Life, Health, Fire & Auto

Utility Companies

  • Gas, light, water, telephone, fuel
  • Obtain refunds on any deposits made

Medical, Dental, Prescriptions Histories

  • Ask doctor & dentist for referrals
  • Transfer needed prescriptions, eyeglasses, X-rays
  • Obtain birth records, medical records, etc.

And Don't Forget To

  • Empty freezer
  • Defrost freezer and clean refrigerator
  • Clean rugs or clothing before moving
  • Arrange to have items wrapped for moving
  • Check with your Moving Counselor: Insurance coverage, packing & unpacking labour, arrival day, various shipping papers.

On Moving Day

  • Carry enough cash or travelers checks to cover cost of moving services and expenses until you make banking connections in the new city.
  • Carry jewelry and documents yourself, or use registered mail.

At Your New Address

  • Plan for transporting pets; they are poor travel companions if unhappy.
  • Double-check closets, drawers & shelves to be sure they are empty.
  • Leave old keys needed by new tenant or owner with Realtor or neighbor.
  • Check on service of telephone, gas, electricity & water.
  • Check pilot light on stove, water heater, incinerator & furnace.
  • Have new address recorded on driver's license.
  • Register car within 5 days after arrival in state or a penalty may have to be paid when getting new license plates.
  • Register children in school.
  • Arrange for medical services: doctor, dentist, etc.

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