can be traumatic but here is three main steps of moving checklist that should
help to reduce the stress. Print
this organizer and use it to check off the important "things to
do" as you prepare for your next move!
Always prepare more boxes than you anticipate that you
Avoid confusion by packing room by room.
Clearly label those boxes “Fragile!”
Make some boxes of essentials and label them.
5. Allow yourself plenty of time
to pack and organize.
Office: Give Forwarding address
Charge accounts, credit cards
Subscriptions: notice requires several weeks
Friends and relatives
Medical, Dental, Prescription Histories
Doctor and Dentist for referrals, transfer needed
prescriptions, eyeglasses, X-rays. Obtain birth records,
medical records, etc.
2. Check with your vet to get your pets records and a letter
of reference to a new vet.
school records for your children
Check to see if your will must be rewritten when moving
across state lines
Don't Forget To:
freezer, defrost freezer and clean refrigerator.
Have appliances serviced for moving
Clean rugs or clothing before moving: have them moving -
Plan for special care needs of infants or pets
Have car tuned up for trip if you are driving to your new
Step 2: MOVING DAY
1. Prepare cash or travelers checks to cover costs of moving
Carry important document yourself
Plan for transporting of pets
4. Let close friends or relatives know the route and
Double check closets, drawers, shelves, and attic to be sure
they are empty
Leave old keys, garage door openers, broiler pans,
landscape/house plans and instructional manuals needed by
new owner with Realtor or in kitchen drawer.
Step 3: AFTER MOVING
certified check or cashier's check necessary for closing
Real Estate Transaction (check with title/escrow company for
Check on service of telephone, gas, electricity, water and
Check pilot light on stove, hot water heater and furnace.
Have appliances checked
Ask Mailman for any mail he may be holding for your arrival
Have a new address recorded on driver's license
Apply for state Driver's license
Register family in your new place of worship
Register children in school
Arrange for medical services: Doctor, Dentist, Vet, etc.
funds, arrange check-cashing in new city
Arrange credit references
1. Notify company of new location for coverage: Life,
Health, Fire and Auto
2. Notify company of new location for 401K, IRA.
1. Notify company of new location for 401K, IRA.
1. Electrical, gas,
water, trash waste, telephone, internet, cable
Get refunds on any deposits made
1. Ask about
regulations for licenses, vaccinations, tags, etc.