Checklist for Moving

Before You Leave

Address Change

  • Post Office: set up forwarding address
  • Credit Card Accounts
  • Newspaper and Magazine Subscriptions: notice may require several weeks
  • Friends and Relatives
  • Bank
  • Transfer Funds; arrange for banking services in new community / city


  • Notify company of new location for coverage: Life, Health, Home, Fire, Auto, AAA 


  • Gas, Electricity, Water, Sewer, Garbage, Phone / TV / Internet
  • Obtain refunds on any deposits made

Medical / Dental

  • Ask your doctor / dentist for transfers of prescriptions, eyeglasses, medical records


Don’t Forget To

  • Empty Freezer, plan use of food
  • Defrost freezer and clean refrigerator
  • Have appliances serviced for moving
  • Remember arrangements for TV / Cable service
  • Clean rugs and clothing before moving; have them moving-wrapped
  • Check with your Moving Representative; insurance coverage, packing and unpacking labor, arrival day, various shipping, methods and time of expected payments.

Moving Day

  • page1image22280Carry enough cash / travelers checks to cover costs of moving, services, quick cash and expenses until you make banking arrangements in new location
  • Carry jewelry and key documents yourself; or use registered mail
  • Plan for transporting of pets; consult with your veterinarian
  • Let close friends or relatives know the routes and schedule you will travel, including Overnight stops; use one key contact as your message headquarters.
  • Leave all old keys / remotes needed by new owner

At Your New Home

  • Obtain certified checks or cashiers check necessary for closing of Real Estate Transaction.
  • Check on new services: gas, electricity, water, sewer/garbage, telephone, television, cable, internet.
  • Check pilot light on stove, water heater, and HVAC
  • Have appliances checked / serviced
  • Contact Postal Service for any mail that may be held prior to your arrival
  • Contact DMV for change of address / auto registration
  • Visit city offices and Registrar of Voters
  • Register children at preferred school(s)
  • Arrange Medical Services: Doctor, Dentist, Optometrist, Veterinarian.