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Moving Checklist

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Before You Leave...


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Give forwarding address:Post office (visit website), Credit Cards, Subscriptions (Newspapers, Magazines, Movie Delivery service, etc.), Bank, Employer/Industry Contacts, Friends and Relatives

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Bank: Transfer Funds, Arrange credit references

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Insurance: Notify of new location for coverage: Life, Auto, Health, Fire & Auto

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Automobile: DMV, AAA, FasTrak

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Cancel Utilities: Gas, light, water, telephone, fuel, garbage, cable/satellite;Get refunds on any deposits made

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Medical & Dental: Ask Doctor and Dentist for referrals; Transfer needed prescriptions: eyeglasses, etc.; Obtain records: medical, birth, etc.

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Pets: Ask about regulations for licenses, vaccinations, tags, etc.; plan for transporting

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Moving Company: Make appointment

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Make appointments at new address: Phone company (DSL activation can take 12-14 days after activating land line); Cable/satellite, Window coverings

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Don't forget to : Empty freezer; plan use of foods; Defrost freezer and clean refrigerator. Place charcoal inside to dispel odors; Have appliances serviced for moving; Clean rugs or clothing before moving; have them moving-wrapped; Plan for special needs of infants and/or pets


On Moving Day...


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Carry enough cash/checks to cover cost of moving services and expenses until you make banking connections in your new city

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Carry jewelry and documents yourself, or use registered mail

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Provide a friend or relative with your itinerary; use as message headquarters

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Double check closets, drawers, shelves to be sure they are empty

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Leave all old keys needed by new owner with Realtor® or neighbor


At Your New Address...


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Check on service of telephone, gas, electricity, water and garbage

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Check pilot light on all relevant equipment, such as stove, hot water heater and furnace

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Ask Mail Carrier for mail being held for you, if any

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Apply for state driver's license

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Have new address recorded on driver's license

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Visit city offices and update voting information

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Register car in a timely manner to avoid any penalties

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Register children in school

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Arrange for medical services: Doctor, Dentist, Veterinarian, etc.

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