Before You Leave
Give Address Change To:
accounts, Credit Cards.
Notice requires several weeks.
Funds, arrange check cashing in new city.
company of new location for coverage: Life, Health, Fire and Auto.
electric, water, telephone, fuel.
refunds on any deposits made.
doctor and dentist for referrals.
needed prescriptions, eyeglasses, X-rays.
birth records, medical records, etc.
And Don't Forget To:
freezer and clean refrigerator. Place charcoal to dispel odors.
appliances serviced for moving.
rugs and clothing before moving: Have them wrapped for moving.
with your moving counselor: Insurance coverage, packing and unpacking labor, arrival day, various
shipping papers, method and time of expected payment.
- Plan for
special car needs of infants.
On Moving Day
enough cash or travelers checks to cover cost of moving services and
expenses until you make banking connections in the new city.
jewelry and documents yourself, or use registered mail.
- Plan for
transporting pets; they are poor traveling companions if unhappy.
check closets, drawers, and shelves to be sure they are empty.
- Leave all
old keys needed by new owner with your Realtor.
At Your New Address
on service of telephone, gas, electricity and water.
pilot on stove, water heater and furnace.
- Have new
address recorded on driver's license.
car within 5 days after arrival in state, or a penalty may have to be paid
when getting new license plates.
- Apply for
state drivers license.
children in school.
for medical services: Doctor, dentist, etc.