Moving Tips and Tools

MOVING CHECKLIST

Address Change Notifications:

  • The Post Office
  • Magazines subscriptions
  • Book Clubs
  • The IRS
  • Insurance Companies
  • Credit Card Companies
  • Friends
  • Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Re-register to vote in your new location

Financial Matters:

  • Transfer homeowner’s insurance policy
  • Transfer all charge accounts
  • Pay local and city taxes
  • Establish credit in new location
  • Transfer funds to a new bank
  • Have W-2 (or other tax forms) forwarded
  • Collect utility deposits
  • Transfer stocks and bonds

Reminder to Pick Up:

  • Loaned money
  • Loaned books
  • Appliances being repaired
  • Dry cleaning
  • Loaned tools
  • Watches at jewelers
  • Clothes in gym lockers
  • Shoes at shoemakers

Stop and Start Items:

  • Gas and electricity
  • Water
  • Telephone
  • Garbage
  • Laundry or diaper service
  • Newspaper
  • House cleaning service
  • Cable T.V./satellite service

In Your Spare Time:

  • Service your car
  • Make motel reservations for during your move
  • Sell and/or resign club memberships

For your Children:

  • Collect School Records
  • Collect Medical and Dental Records

For your Pets:

  • Veterinary needs and vaccinations
  • Find a company that specializes in moving pets
  • If you plan to take your pets with you, remember to keep their needs, such as food, from being packed with the truck

As Moving Day Approaches:

  • Make arrangements for your pets
  • Set aside clothes for trip
  • Disposed of all items that cannot be moved
  • Remove oil and fuel from power equipment (e.g. lawn mowers)
  • Have a garage sale and give away old clothes
  • Pack suitcases
  • Make sure to bring along your address book

Pack a starter carton for your new home with:

  • Telephones
  • Light bulbs
  • Soap, Towels, Toilet Paper
  • Snacks, Beverages, can opener
  • Tool kit and flashlight
  • Plates, cups, cutlery etc.

On Moving Day:

  • Eat a hearty breakfast
  • Have a friend watch your children at their home
  • Show movers all rooms and what items should be moved and what items should not
  • Make final walkthrough
  • Take along baby needs
  • Shut off gas and water valves
  • Ask mover for charges
  • Keep phone connected for that day