What you need to know
Moving homes can be extremely stressful whether you are relocating to across town or across the country. Having a Moving Checklist is a handy reminder of the things to do and people to inform regarding your new address. Creating a checklist can be a daunting task (just like moving) so we have created one for you!
It is crucial to notify your friends and family of your new location as well as a few others you may not have thought of.
☐ Complete a “Change of Address” form at a USPS post office
☐ Notify your employer
☐ Notify any delivery services (besides USPS)
☐ Notify your grounds keepers (gardeners, window washers, house keepers, etc)
☐ Have new address recorded on driver’s license and car registration (DMV)
Changing your address means banks and credit unions will need an updated address to ensure you receive your statements.
☐ Credit card companies
☐ Banks and Credit Unions
☐ Notify credit monitoring service (such as Equifax)
Prior to moving out of your home and into your new one you will have to notify your utility companies of the changes.
☐ Notify cable, phone, electric, gas, water, fuel, and garbage companies
☐ Request refunds on any deposits made
☐ Return cable boxes, remote controls etc.
☐ Cancel Alarm service
Just like your credit cards, insurance companies need your updated address so they can send your statements and need-to-know information such as policy changes.
☐ Notify Insurance Companies
☐ Ensure that Property Insurance Coverage for your new home is in place
☐ Update your doctors office
☐ Update your pharmacies
☐ Update Health Insurers such as HMOs, agencies and brokers
If you have school age children, it is important to make sure their transition is as seamless as it can be
☐ Get school transcripts (some districts require that they be sent directly from the prior school)
☐ Call new school to make sure you have everything required
With all of the excitement of moving and things, certain details may slip your mind. Don’t worry!
☐ Make sure moving companies are paid
☐ Carry enough cash or traveler’s checks to cover cost expenses until you establish banking
connections in location.
☐ Carry jewelry and important documents yourself, or use registered mail
☐ Triple check closets, drawers, shelves to make sure that they are empty
☐ Leave the old house keys, garage door openers, house plans and instruction manuals needed
for the new owner with real estate agent
☐ Register to vote in new city
☐ Update any memberships such as gyms and wine clubs
☐ Update any subscription services (like Netflix)
☐ Your Pets!!
We hope with this checklist handy your move will be an exciting and low-stress time, focusing on new beginnings. For more tips on moving, ask Mike or Justin!