Moving List / Tips

Things To Do Prior to Moving:

  • Start shopping around for a mover.
  • Start talking to young children about the impending move – moving can be traumatic for children.
  • Bank: Transfer funds, arrange check-cashing in new city
  • Insurance: Notify new location for coverage: Life, health, fire, auto.
  • Post Office: Change forwarding address.
  • Change address for Charge Accounts, Credit Cards
  • Magazine Subscriptions: Notice usually requires several weeks.
  • Automobile registration: Transfer of car title registration is necessary; also driver’s license; emissions test; motor club membership.
  • Utility Companies: Gas, light, water, telephone, perhaps fuel; get refund of any deposits Made; arrange for immediate service in new town.
  • School Records; Ask for copies of transfer of children’s records.
  • Medical, Dental; Ask Doctor and Dentist for referrals; transfer needed
  • Prescription Histories prescriptions, eyeglasses, x-rays.
  • Health Club: Transfer memberships.
  • Pets: Ask about regulations for licenses, vaccinations, tags, etc.

Important tips for moving day:

  • Carry currency, jewelry, documents yourself; or use registered mail.
  • Plan for transporting pets; they are poor traveling companions if unhappy
  • Carry traveler’s checks for quick available funds.
  • Let close friend or relative know route and schedule you will travel, including overnight stops.
  • Double check closets, drawers, shelves to be sure they are empty.
  • Leave all old keys needed by new tenant or owner with agent or Realtor.