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| Moving Checklist
Send change of address to:
- Post Office: Give forwarding address
- Subscriptions: Notice requires several weeks
- Friends & Relatives
Be sure to contact:
- Bank: Transfer funds, arrange check-cashing
in new city.
- Insurance: Notify new location for coverage
(Life, health, fire, auto, homeowners).
- Automobile: Transfer car title registration;
also driver's license; state windshield sticker; motor club membership.
- Utilities: Gas, light, water, telephone,
fuel, get refund of any deposit made; arrange for immediate service
in new town; arrange final reading and change of name for billing.
- Route Men: Laundry, paper boy, milk man:change
- School: Ask for copies or transfer of children's
- Medical: Ask Doctor, Dentist, Pharmacist
for referrals; transfer needed prescriptions, eye glasses, X-rays
- Organizations: Transfer memberships (Houses
of worship, clubs, civic organizations); get letter of introduction.
- Pets: Ask about regulations for licenses,
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
- 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
- Tell close friends or relatives your route
and schedule (including overnight stops). Use them as "message
- Double check closets, drawers, shelves (to
be sure they are empty).
- Leave all old keys. needed by new tenant
or owners, with agent or Realtor.