Moving Hints

Prior to Leaving:

ADDRESS CHANGE

  • Give the forwarding address to post office
  • Charge accounts, credit cards
  • Subscriptions
  • Notify relatives and friends

INSURANCE

  • Notify your company of new address – life, auto, health, fire
  • Maintain homeowner’s insurance policy until one day after closing

BANK

  • Arrange for banking in your new city; transfer accounts if necessary

UTILITY COMPANIES

  • Obtain any refunds or deposits
  • Arrange for disconnections or transfers for day of closing

MEDICAL DENTAL, PRESCRIPTIONS

  • Ask for referrals and transfer prescriptions
  • Obtain medical records from healthcare professionals

SCHOOLS

  • Arrange for copies of school records

THINGS TO REMEMBER

  • Empty and clean freezer and refrigerator
  • Empty and clean oven/microwave
  • Double check your moving plans including packing dates, move dates and delivery dates.

Moving Day:

  • Clearly mark boxes you'll need immediately
  • Transport jewelry, documents and other valuables yourself or use registered mail
  • Re-check attics, closets, drawers, etc. to make sure they're empty
  • Leave keys, garage door openers, appliance manuals and other important home documentation for new owners

AT YOUR NEW HOME

  • Check on service of telephone, HVAC, etc.
  • Have new address recorded on driver's license
  • Register car(s) within 30 days to avoid penalties
  • Apply for a new driver's license
  • Arrange for medical services
  • Register children in school 

CLOSING DAY

  • Your proceeds may not be available until the day following closing
  • Bring to closing: driver’s license, house keys