Moving Checklist

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.
Ask For:
  • 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, don't forget to:
  • 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.
And on moving day:
  • 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.