Moving Checklist

Before You Move:

¨     Notify post office, charge accounts, credit card companies, utility companies, past employer (for tax return purposes), subscriptions, family, and friends, etc. of address change
¨     Close out local bank accounts and set up new bank account, if necessary
¨     Notify insurance companies of new location for coverage
¨     Obtain school records, legal records, and other important documents
¨     Obtain medical records and history, transfer prescriptions, and research/request referrals for doctors, dentists, specialists, etc. in new town
¨     Use up perishables, defrost freezer, clean refrigerator
¨     Prepare large appliances and rugs for proper moving
¨     Disconnect utilities and get refunds for any deposits made
¨     Notify and register children in new school
¨     Request a relocation package from your REALTOR® or the city’s Chamber of Commerce

On Moving Day:

¨     Double check rooms, closets, and cabinets for possible items left behind
¨     Make sure children have books and games to keep entertained during travel
¨     Prepare pets for transportation
¨     Carry jewelry and important documents on your person
¨     Leave all old keys needed for new tenant with your REALTOR®

At Your New Address:

¨     Check on utility services – gas, electric, water, telephone, etc.
¨     If relocating to new state, register car within 5 days of arrival and apply for state driver’s license
¨     If staying within state, obtain a driver’s license with your new address on it
¨     Register children in school if you haven’t done so already
¨     Set up new patient appointments with doctors, dentist, etc.
¨     Explore your neighborhood!

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