CHECKLIST BEFORE MOVING
Start preparing six to eight weeks in advance
BEFORE YOU LEAVE:
Post Office - give forwarding address
Charge Accounts, Credit Cards
Subscriptions: Notice requires several weeks
Friends & Relatives
B Transfer funds, arrange check-cashing in new city
Arrange credit references
Notify company of new location for coverages : Life, Health, Fire & Auto
Request transcripts and contact new school.
After School programs.
Gas, light, water, telephone, fuel, garbage, cable
Get refunds on any deposits made
Laundry, newspaper, changeover of services
MEDICAL, DENTAL, PRESCRIPTION HISTORIES
Ask Doctor & Dentist for referrals; transfer needed prescriptions, eyeglasses, X-rays. Obtain birth records, medical records, etc.
Ask about regulations for licenses, vaccinations, tags, etc.
AND DON'T FORGET TO...
Empty freezer; plan use of foods
Defrost freezer and clean refrigerator. Place charcoal or baking soda to dispel odors.
Have appliances serviced for moving.
Remember arrangements for TV and antenna.
Clean rugs or clothing before moving; have them moving-wrapped.
Check with your Moving Counselor; insurance coverage, packing and unpacking labor, arrival day, various shipping papers, method and time of expected payment
Plan for special needs of infants or pets
AND ON MOVING DAY:
Carry enough cash or traveler's checks to cover cost of moving services and expenses until you make banking connections in new city.
Carry jewelry and documents yourself; or use registered mail.
Plan for transporting of pets; they are poor traveling companions if unhappy.
Carry traveler's checks for quick, available funds.
Let close friend or relative know route and schedule you will travel including overnight stops; use him or her as message headquarters.
Double check closets, drawers, shelves to be sure they are empty.
Leave all old keys needed by new tenant or owner with Realtor or owner.
AND AT YOUR NEW ADDRESS:
Obtain certified check or cashier's check necessary for closing Real Estate Transaction.
Check on service of telephone, gas, electricity, water, and garbage.
Check pilot light on stove, hot water heater, and furnace.
Ask the Mailman for mail he may be holding for your arrival
Have new address recorded on driver's license.
Visit city offices and register for voting.
Register cars within 5 days after arrival in new state or a penalty may have to be paid when getting new license plates.
Obtain inspection sticker and transfer motor club membership.
Apply for state driver's license.
Register family in your new place of worship.
Register children in school.
Arrange for medical services; Doctor, Dentist, Veterinarian, etc.
UNION, NJ 07083