Checklist For Moving

Before you leave

Give your address change to:

  1. Employer
  2. Post office
  3. Banks, credit cards, doctors’ offices
  4. Subscriptions/pharmacies
  5. Friends and relatives

At your bank:

Transfer funds, arrange check cashing if moving to a new city


Notify company of new location for coverages: life, health, fire and auto.

Utility Companies

  1. Gas, light, water, internet, cell phone, fuel
  2. Get refunds on any deposits made

Medical, Dental, Prescriptions and Histories

  1. Transfer needed prescriptions, eyeglasses, X-rays.
  2. Obtain birth records, medical records, etc.

And don’t forget to:

  1. Clean your refrigerator and freezer
  2. Clean rugs.
  3. Clean and wrap clothes before moving
  4. Check with a moving company about insurance coverage, packing and unpacking labor, arrival day and time, various shipping papers, method and time of expected payment
  5. Plan for special car or care needs if you have an infant or pet.

On moving day

  1. Carry enough cash or travelers checks to cover the cost of moving services and expenses until you make banking connections in your new town.
  2. Carry jewelry, computers and documents yourself
  3. PPlan for transporting your pets; they are poor traveling companions if they’re unhappy
  4. Double-check closets, attics, crawl spaces, drawers and shelves to be sure they are empty, especially those hard to reach places
  5. Round up all the sets of keys and give them to your landlord or Realtor®

At your new address

  1. Check on internet, cable, gas, electricity and water services
  2. Check the pilot lights on the stove, water heater, incinerator and furnace
  3. Register your car within five days after arrival in your new state or a penalty may be incurred when you get new license plates
  4. If moving out of state, apply for state driver’s license and have your new address on the license
  5. Register children in school if changing school districts
  6. Arrange for medical services, such as doctors, dentists, etc.