Moving Checklist

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  • Obtain a change of address kit from your nearest post office: leave a forwarding address, and notify creditors, relatives and friends of your new address.
  • Change all subscriptions.
  • Disconnect utilities and request a refund of deposits. 
  • Discontinue route services: newspaper, laundry, etc.
  • Close checking and savings accounts at local banks.
  • Transfer automobile registration, car title, driver's license, insurance and motor club membership.
  • Notify your insurance companies (health, life, fire, and automobile) to assure uninterrupted coverage.
  • Obtain a letter of introduction from local church, civic organizations, and health club for transfer of membership.
  • Consult with your moving company regarding insurance coverage, vacancy clauses, packing and unpacking help, arrival day, necessary shipping papers and payment arrangements.
  • Plan use of foods prior to moving to ensure use of frozen foods.
  • Service appliances before moving.
  • Arrange transportation for your pets.
  • Carry cash, jewelry, documents, and other important personal items with you or forward to your new residence by registered mail.
  • Notify a friend or relative of your travel route including overnight stops in case of an emergency.
  • Check all closets, drawers, shelves, crawl-spaces, etc., to make sure nothing is left behind.
  • Leave any information pertinent to the sale of your home with the new owner or Realtor.
  • Drive safely, and buckle-up.