Moving Checklist

SEND CHANGE OF ADDRESS TO:

-Post Office

-Bank

-Credit card companies

-Friends and relatives

-Insurance companies — Life, health, fire, auto

-Automobile — Transfer of car title registration, driver’s license

-Utility companies — Gas, light, water, telephone, cable

  • Arrange for any refunds of deposits
  • Arrange for service in new location

-Home delivery — Laundry, newspaper, magazine subscriptions

-School records — Ask for copies or transfer children’s school records

-Medical records — Medical, dental, prescription histories

  • Ask doctor and dentist for referrals
  • Transfer needed prescriptions, x-rays, etc.

-Church, clubs, civic organizations — Transfer memberships and get letters of introduction

DON’T FORGET TO:

-Empty freezers — Plan use of foods

-Defrost freezer/refrigerator

-Have appliances serviced for moving

-Contact utility companies to disconnect services — Water, power, cable, trash, etc.

-Stay in contact with your mover — Confirm the following: insurance coverage, packing and unpacking labor, time and date of scheduled move, details of payment

ON MOVING DAY:

-Carry currency, jewelry, and important documents yourself

-Let a close friend or relative know route and schedule you will travel including overnight stops; use him/her as message headquarters

-Double-check old closets, drawers, shelves to be sure they are empty

-Leave old keys needed by new owner