Moving Checklist

23 Jan Moving Checklist

Before You Move: Address Change Notification

Post office forwarding address

Waste disposal service

Subscriptions (may take several weeks)

Friends and relatives

Bank and other financial institutions (for example, loans, credit cards) Insurance

Notify carrier of new location for coverage of: life, health, fire and auto Transfer Services

All utilities: gas, electric, water, phone, internet, cable, and garbage


Gather Records (if moving to a new city)

Obtain referrals from doctor and dentist; transfer prescriptions (for example, eyeglasses, medications)

Obtain birth records, medical records

Obtain pet records, tags/registration


Arrange for moving company

Clean rugs or clothing before moving; have them moving-wrapped

Check moving insurance coverage, packing and unpacking labor, arrival day and time, paperwork, method and time of expected payment

Plan ahead for special care needs of small children and pets

On Moving Day

Carry enough cash to cover cost of moving services and expenses

Transport jewelry and important documents yourself or use registered mail

Make special arrangements for transporting pets

Let a close friend or relative know the route and schedule you will travel, including overnight stops

Double check closets, drawers, shelves, and garage to be sure they are empty

Leave all old keys needed by new tenant or owner with appropriate party

At Your New Address

Confirm status of all utility services

Check pilot light on stove, hot water heater and furnace

Have appliances checked

Visit Department of Motor Vehicles to update driver’s license(s), vehicle registration, vehicle inspection – in certain cases

Re-register to vote (save time and do this when you update records at DMV)

Register children in school

Arrange for medical services: doctor, dentist, veterinarian