Send change of address to:
- Post Office
- Charge Accounts
- Credit Card Accounts
- Friends & Relatives
- Subscriptions: Notice requires several weeks for magazines.
- Bank: Transfer funds, arrange check cashing in new city.
- Insurance: Notify new location for coverage (life, health, fire, auto, homeowner's.)
- Automobile: Transfer car title, car registration, car tags, driver's license, state windshield sticker, and motor club membership.
- Utilities: Gas, light, cable TV, water, telephone get refund of any deposits made. Arrange for immediate service in new town.
- Arrange final reading and change of name for billing.
- Delivery People: Cancel laundry, newspaper and milk.
- School: Ask for copies or transfer of children's records.
And, don't forget to:
- Medical records of family and pets.
- Drug and Eye Contact or Glasses Prescriptions to be transferred.
- Doctor and Pharmacist recommendations.
- Letters of Introduction to transfer memberships.
- Pet requirements in new city.
And on moving day:
- Empty freezer; plan use of foods.
- Defrost freezer-refrigerator. (Place charcoal to dispel odors.)
- Have appliances serviced for moving.
- 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.
- Plan garage sale.
- Carry currency, jewelry, documents yourself; or use registered mail.
- Plan for transporting pets. (They are poor traveling companions if unhappy.) Make sure you can be found if they become lost.
- Carry traveler's checks for quick available funds.
- Tell close friends or relatives your route and schedule (including overnight stops). Use them as "message headquarters."
- Double check closets, drawers, shelves (to be sure they are empty).
- Arrange to leave keys with new tenant, owner or agent.