Moving Checklist

Al has provided this checklist for your convenience. Print this off to make sure you don't forget anything when you move!

ADDRESS CHANGE
[ ] Post Office: Give Forwarding address, 4 - 6 weeks
[ ] Charge accounts, credit cards
[ ] Subscriptions: notice requires 6 - 8 weeks
[ ] Friends and relatives

MEDICAL, DENTAL, PRESCRIPTION HISTORIES
[ ] Ask Doctor and Dentist for referrals, transfer needed prescriptions, eyeglasses, X-rays.
[ ] Obtain birth records, medical records, etc.
[ ] Don't forget to check with your Optometrist for your prescription too.
[ ] Also, check with your vet to get your pets records and a letter of reference to a new vet. (This lets the new vet know we paid our bills and that our pets were important family members.)

IMPORTANT
[ ] Obtain school records for your children
[ ] Veterans notify your draft board or VA office
[ ] Check to see if your will must be rewritten when moving across state lines

DON'T FORGET TO
[ ] Empty freezer, plan use of foods
[ ] Defrost freezer and clean refrigerator. Place charcoal to dispel odors
[ ] Have appliances serviced for moving
[ ] Remember arrangements for TV and cable
[ ] Clean rugs or clothing before moving: have them moving - wrapped
[ ] Check with your Moving Counselor: insurance coverage, packing and unpacking labor, arrival day, various shipping papers, method and time of expected payment.
[ ] Plan for special care needs of infants or pets
[ ] Check with Agricultural Department of new state to see if they have any restrictions on plants
[ ] Refill drug prescriptions
[ ] Have car tuned up for trip if you are driving to your new destination

ON MOVING DAY
[ ] Carry enough cash or travelers checks to cover costs of moving services
[ ] Carry jewelry and document yourself, or use registered mail
[ ] Plan for transporting of pets, they are poor traveling companions if unhappy
[ ] Let close friends or relatives know the route and schedule you will travel including over night stops. Use one person as message headquarters
[ ] Double check closets, drawers, shelves, and attic to be sure they are empty
[ ] Leave old keys, garage door openers, broiler pans, landscape/house plans and instructional manuals needed by new owner with Realtor or in kitchen drawer.

AT YOUR NEW ADDRESS
[ ] Obtain certified check or cashier's check necessary for closing Real Estate Transaction (check with title/escrow company for details.)
[ ] Check on service of telephone, gas, electricity, water and garbage Check pilot light on stove, hot water heater and furnace. Have appliances checked
[ ] Ask Mailman for any mail he may be holding for your arrival
[ ] Have a new address recorded on driver's license
[ ] 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
[ ] Obtain inspection sticker and transfer motor club membership
[ ] Apply for state Driver's license
[ ] Register family in your new place of worship
[ ] Register children in school
[ ] Arrange for medical services: Doctor, Dentist, Vet, etc.

BANK
[ ] Transfer funds, arrange check-cashing in new city
[ ] Arrange credit references

INSURANCE
[ ] Notify company of new location for coverage: Life, Health, Fire and Auto

UTILITY COMPANIES
[ ] Gas, light, water, telephone, cable
[ ] Get refunds on any deposits made

DELIVERY SERVICE
[ ] Laundry, newspaper, changeover

PETS
[ ] Ask about regulations for licenses, vaccinations, tags, etc.