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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