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One Month Before Moving

  • Notify Post Office and IRS about your change of address
  • Make arrangements with moving company or reserve a rental truck.
  • Make travel arrangements
  • Obtain medical and dental records, x-rays, prescription histories and children's school records.
  • Ask doctor and dentist for referrals and transfer prescriptions.
  • Set up a checking account in your new city.
  • Take inventory of your belongings before they're packed. If possible, take pictures or video tape your belongings. Record serial numbers of electronic equipment.
  • Make arrangements for transporting pets.

One To Two Weeks Before Moving

  • Switch utility services.
  • Arrange for help on moving day.
  • Confirm travel reservations.
  • Reserve elevator if moving from an apartment.
  • Have appliances serviced for moving.
  • Plan ahead for special needs of infants.
  • Close bank accounts and have your funds wired to your new bank.
  • Collect valuables from safe-deposit box. Make copies of any important documents before mailing or hand carry them to your new address.
  • Check with your insurance agent to ensure you'll be covered through your homeowner's or renter's policy during the move.
  • Defrost freezer and refrigerator. Place deodorizer inside to control odors.
  • Give a close friend or relative your travel route and schedule so you may be reached if needed.

On Moving Day

  • Double check closets, drawers, shelves, attic and garage to be sure they are empty.
  • Carry important documents, currency and jewelry yourself, or use registered mail.
  • Carry travelers checks for quick, available funds.

After Arriving At New Home

  • Renew your driver's license, auto registration and tags.
  • Revise your will and other legal papers to avoid longer probate and higher legal fees.
  • Locate the hospitals, police stations, veterinarian and fire stations near your home.

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