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Copy and Print this Checklist to Assist with Your Move.

 1. Before you leave...
Address Change
[ ] Post office: give forwarding address
[ ] Charge accounts, credit cards
[ ] Subscriptions:  Notice requires several weeks
[ ] Friends and relatives
[ ] Transfer funds, arrange check-cashing in new city
[ ] Arrange credit references
[ ] Notify company of new location for coverage: life, health, fire & auto
Utility Companies
[ ] Gas, light, water, telephone, fuel, garbage
[ ] Get refund on any deposits made
Delivery Service
[ ] Laundry, newspaper, changeover of service
Medical, Dental, Prescriptions, Histories
[ ] Ask doctor and dentist for referrals; transfer needed prescriptions, eyeglasses, X-rays. Obtain birth records, medical records, etc.
[ ] Ask about regulations for licenses, vaccinations, tags, etc.
 2. And Don't Forget to...
[ ] Empty freezer, plan use of food
[ ] Defrost freezer and clean refrigerator. Place charcoal to dispel odors.
[ ] Have appliances serviced for moving.
[ ] Remember arrangements for T.V. & antenna.
[ ] Clean rugs or clothing before moving; have them moving-wrapped.
[ ] Check with your moving counselor re: insurance coverage, packing day, various shipping papers, methods and time of expected payment.
[ ] Plan for special care needs of infants and pets.
 3. And on Moving Day...
[ ] Carry enough cash or travelers checks to cover costs of moving services and expenses until you make banking connections in new city
[ ] Carry jewelry and documents yourself or use registered mail
[ ] Plan for transporting of pets; they are poor traveling companions if unhappy
[ ] Carry travelers checks for quick, available cash
[ ] Let close friends or relatives know the route and schedule you will travel including overnight stops
[ ] Double check closets, drawers, shelves to be sure they are empty
[ ] Leave all old keys needed by new tenant or owner with Realtor or owner
 4. And at your New Address...
[ ] Obtain certified or cashier check for closing real estate transaction
[ ] Check on service of telephone, gas, electricity, water and garbage
[ ] Check pilot light on stove, hot water heater and furnace
[ ] Have appliances checked
[ ] Ask mailman for mail he may be holding for your arrival
[ ] Have new address recorded on driver's license
[ ] Visit city offices and register for voting
[ ] Register car within 5 days of arrival
[ ] Obtain inspection sticker and transfer motor club membership
[ ] Apply for state driver's license
[ ] Register family in your new place of worship
[ ] Register children in school
[ ] Arrange for medical services: doctor, dentist, veterinarian, etc