Schedule movers in advance and get an estimate. Of the transportation rate and the charges for packing, wardrobe service, extra pick-up or delivery, storage, additional value protection and other services. Take inventory of everything that is being placed into boxes. Decide what to take with and what to donate.
Submit your change of address:
post office (www.usps.com)
credit card companies
relatives and friends
Set up utilities and Submit Changes to
Bank: Transfer funds, arrange banking in new city
Insurance: Notify new location for coverage: Life, health, fire, auto
School Records: Ask for copies or transfer of children’s records.
Pets: Ask about regulations for licenses, vaccinations.
Automobile Registrations: Transfer of car title registration if necessary, also driver’s license, city windshield sticker, motor club membership.
And be sure to:
Plan for special care needs of infants and children.
Empty the freezer, plan use of foods.
Clean rugs or clothing before moving, have them wrapped for moving.
With your mover, check insurance coverage, packing and unpacking labor, arrival day, various shipping papers, method and time of expected payment.
And on moving day:
Carry currency, jewelry, documents yourself or use registered mail.
Plan for transporting pets.
Double-check closets, drawers, shelves to be sure they are empty.
Leave all old keys and garage door openers needed by new tenant or owner with agent or Realtor.
At your new home:
Check on service for utilities, telephone and cable.
Check pilot on stove, hot water heater and furnace.
Call local locksmith to have locks rekeyed.