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Moving Checklist

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 change

¨ Close 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!

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