Before You Move:
- Notify post office, charge accounts, credit card companies, utility companies, past employer (for tax return purposes), subscriptions, family and friends, etc. of address changeClose out local bank accounts and set up new bank account, if necessary
- Notify insurance companies of new location for coverage
- Obtain school records, legal records and other important documents
- Obtain medical records and history, transfer prescriptions, and research/request referrals for doctors, dentists, specialists, etc. in new town
- Use up perishables, defrost freezer, clean refrigerator
- Prepare large appliances and rugs for proper moving
- Disconnect utilities and get refunds for any deposits made
- Notify and register children in new school
- Request a relocation package from your REALTOR® or the city’s Chamber of Commerce
On Moving Day:
- Double check rooms, closets, and cabinets for possible items left behind
- Make sure children have books and games to keep entertained during travel
- Prepare pets for transportation
- Carry jewelry and important documents on your person
- Leave all old keys needed for new tenant with your REALTOR®
At Your New Address:
- Check on utility services – gas, electric, water, telephone, etc.
- If relocating to new state, register car within 5 days of arrival and apply for state driver’s license
- If staying within state, obtain a driver’s license with your new address on it
- Register children in school if you haven’t done so already
- Set up new patient appointments with doctors, dentist, etc.
- Explore your neighborhood!