Moving Checklist

Moving Checklist
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  • Call moving companies for estimates
  • Start cleaning and separating all unwanted items into three categories: trash, for sale, for donation
  • Start packing room by room, labeling each box and loading lightly
  • Start using up pantry items
  • If you have children, arrange to obtain copies of all school records and forward to the new school
  • Obtain birth records for all family members
  • Create a moving inventory list
  • Organize important documents and valuables
  • Transfer your bank account(s)
    • Checking
    • Savings
    • Safety deposit box
    Call/Go Online to change address for:
    • Insurance companies (health/life/auto/homeowners)
    • Credit card companies
    • Magazines
    • Doctors/optometrist/chiropractor
    • Dentists
    • Places of worship
    • Cell phone carrier
    • Financial advisor
    • Lawyer
    • Employer; department of licensing
    • Veterans notify draft board or VA office
    • DMV

  • Notify friends and relatives of new address
  • Request termination or transfer of membership of the following services and give the last date you need service:
    • All utilities (gas, electricity, water, phone, cable, internet, lawn care)
    • Mail delivery/P.O. Box
    • Newspaper delivery
    • Health club
    • Country club

  • Transfer your insurance on household property to be sure they are covered en route and at your new home.
  • 1 Week prior to closing:
    • Refill any prescriptions
    • Create a meal plan
    • Donate unopened food
    • Pack last essentials
    • Clean
    • Contact the utility companies in your new community and find out about any fees or deposits for installation of services.
    At your new home:
    • Arrange for service to begin on all utilities.
    • Establish accounts at local banks.
    • Register your car and update your license with your new address.
    • Register to vote.
    • Ask the post office for any mail being held for you.