out change of address order form for post office.
out an IRS change of address form.
arrangements with moving company or reserve a rental truck.
travel arrangements, if necessary, with airlines, buses, car
rental agencies and hotels.
Transfer memberships in churches, clubs and civic
medical and dental records, x-rays and prescription
histories. Ask doctor and dentist for referrals and transfer
- Set up
a checking account in your new city.
into the laws and requirements of your new city regarding
home-based businesses, professional tests, business licenses
and any special laws that might be applicable to you.
inventory of your belongings before they're packed, in the
event you need to file an insurance claim later. If
possible, take pictures or video tape your belongings.
Record serial numbers of electronic equipment.
arrangements for transporting pets.
using up food items, so that there is less left to pack and
Two Weeks Before Moving
utility services to new address. Inform electric, disposal,
water, newspaper, magazine subscription, telephone and cable
companies of your move.
Arrange for help on moving day.
Confirm travel reservations.
Reserve elevator if moving from an apartment.
appliances serviced for moving.
rugs and clothing and have them wrapped for moving.
ahead for special needs of infants.
bank accounts and have your funds wired to your new bank.
Before closing, be sure there are no outstanding checks or
automatic payments that haven't been processed.
Collect valuables from safe-deposit box. Make copies of any
important documents before mailing or hand carry them to
your new address.
with your insurance agent to ensure you'll be covered
through your homeowner's or renter's policy during the move.
Defrost freezer and refrigerator. Place deodorizer inside to
- Give a
close friend or relative your travel route and schedule so
you may be reached if needed.
check closets, drawers, shelves, attic and garage to be sure
they are empty.
important documents, currency and jewelry yourself, or use
travelers checks for quick, available funds.
Arriving At New Home
your driver's license, auto registration and tags.
around for new insurance policies, especially auto coverage.
your will and other legal papers to avoid longer probate and
higher legal fees.
the hospitals, police stations, veterinarian and fire
stations near your home