January 19, 2021 | | Justin Webber

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!

ADDRESS CHANGE

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)

BANK

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)

UTILITY COMPANIES

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

INSURANCE

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

SCHOOLS

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

DON’T FORGET:

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!

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