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Moving Checklist


Before You Leave: Address Change

❑ Post Office: Give forwarding address.
❑ Charge Accounts, Credit Cards.
❑ Subscriptions: Notice requires several weeks.
❑ Friends and Relatives.


❑ Transfer funds, arrange check-cashing in new city.
❑ Arrange credit references.

Utility Companies

❑ Gas, light, water, telephone, fuel, garbage.
❑ Get refunds on any deposits made.

Delivery Service

❑ Laundry, newspaper, change over of services.

Medical, Dental, Prescription Histories

❑ Ask Doctor and Dentist for referrals; transfer needed prescriptions, eye glasses, X rays. Obtain birth records, medical records, etc.


❑ Ask about regulations for licenses, vaccinations, tags, etc.

Don’t Forget To:

❑ Empty freezer: plan use of foods.
❑ Defrost freezer and clean refrigerator. Place charcoal inside 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 of infants or pets.

At Your New Address:

❑ Obtain certified check or cashiers check necessary for closing Real Estate Transaction
❑ Check on service of telephone, gas, electricity, water and garbage.
❑ Check pilot light on stove, hot water heater, and furnace.
❑ Have appliances checked.
❑ Ask Mail Carrier for mail he or she may be holding for your arrival.
❑ Have new address recorded on driver’s license.
❑ Visit city offices and register for voting.
❑ Register car within five days after arrival in state or a penalty may have to be paid  when getting new license plates.
❑ Obtain inspection sticker and transfer motor club membership.
❑ Apply for state driver’s license.
❑ Register family in your new place of worship.
❑ Register children in school.
❑ Arrange for medical services: Doctor, Dentist, Veterinarian, etc.