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Moving 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!


1. Always prepare more boxes than you anticipate that you will need. 
2. Avoid confusion by packing room by room. 
3. Clearly label those boxes “Fragile!”
4. Make some boxes of essentials and label them.
5. Allow yourself plenty of time to pack and organize.

Address Change

1. Post Office: Give Forwarding address
2. Charge accounts, credit cards
3. Subscriptions: notice requires several weeks
4. Friends and relatives

Medical, Dental, Prescription Histories

1. Ask 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.


1. Obtain school records for your children
2. Check to see if your will must be rewritten when moving across state lines

Don't Forget To:

1. Empty freezer, defrost freezer and clean refrigerator.
2. Have appliances serviced for moving
3. Clean rugs or clothing before moving: have them moving - wrapped
4. Plan for special care needs of infants or pets
5. Have car tuned up for trip if you are driving to your new destination


1. Prepare cash or travelers checks to cover costs of moving or traveling
2. Carry important document yourself
3. Plan for transporting of pets
4. Let close friends or relatives know the route and schedule
5. Double check closets, drawers, shelves, and attic to be sure they are empty
6. Leave old keys, garage door openers, broiler pans, landscape/house plans and instructional manuals needed by new owner with Realtor or in kitchen drawer.


1. Obtain certified check or cashier's check necessary for closing Real Estate Transaction (check with title/escrow company for details.)
2. Check on service of telephone, gas, electricity, water and garbage
3. Check pilot light on stove, hot water heater and furnace. Have appliances checked
4. Ask Mailman for any mail he may be holding for your arrival
5. Have a new address recorded on driver's license
6. Apply for state Driver's license
7. Register family in your new place of worship
8. Register children in school
9. Arrange for medical services: Doctor, Dentist, Vet, etc.


1. Transfer funds, arrange check-cashing in new city
2. 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.

Utility Companies

1. Electrical, gas, water, trash waste, telephone, internet, cable
2. Get refunds on any deposits made

Delivery Services

1. Laundry, newspaper/magazine, changeover


1. Ask about regulations for licenses, vaccinations, tags, etc.




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