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!