BEFORE YOU LEAVE YOUR PRESENT ADDRESS:

 

  • Read gas, electric and water meters.
  • Have your refrigerator and other appliances serviced for the move.
  • Contact the utility company in the city to which you are moving. Ask them about necessary
  • fees or deposits required for installation of services.
  • Inform the utilites (gas, electric, water and telephone) that you are moving.
  • Send your forwarding address to your local post office and send change-of-address cards to magazines, insurance
  • companies, friends and stores.
  • Transfer your fire insurance on household goods or other insurance on personal possessions, so that they will be covered at your new home and
  • during your move.
  • Notify the principal of your childrens’ school about your upcoming move. Obtain a letter detailing the educational status of your children.
  • Obtain birth and baptism records of your children.
  • Obtain medical records of shots, eyeglass prescriptions, etc.
  • Obtain permission to move your car or other possessions if they are not fully paid.
  • Transfer your checking and savings accounts.
  • Have your present bank arrange credit references for establishing a new account in your new location.
  • Arrange for sufficient cash or travelers checks to cover the cost of moving services and expenses until you make banking connections in your new
  • location. Cash or certified checks generally are required by moving companies.
  • Leave your keys and garage door openers for your old property with your Realtor or neighbors.

AT YOUR NEW HOME

  • Obtain certified check or chashiers’ check necessary for closing your real estate transaction.
  • Check on telephone, gas, electricity and water services.
  • Check pilot lights on hot water heater and furnace.
  • Check refrigerator, automatic washer and television set.
  • Ask mail carrier for mail that he or she may be holding for your arrival.
  • Have new address recorded on drivers’ licenses.
  • Visit city offices and register to vote.
  • Register your car within five days after arriving, or a penalty may have to be paid when getting new license plates.
  • Register your family in your new place of worship.
  • Register you children in school.