Checklist for Moving

BEFORE YOU LEAVE:

  • Post Office: Give Forwarding Address
  • Change Accounts, Credit Cards
  • Subscriptions: Notice requires several weeks
  • Friends and Relatives

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 Bradenton area
  • 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
  • Leave all old keys needed by new tenant or owner with Realtor or owner

AND DON'T FORGET:

  • Empty freezer; plan use of foods
  • Defrost freezer and clean refrigerator. Place charcoal 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 care needs of infoants or pets

AND AT YOUR NEW HOME:

  • 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 furnance
  • Have appliances checked
  • Ask mailman for mail they may be holding for your arrival
  • Have new address recorded on driver's license or if out-of-state prepare for new license
  • Visit city offices and register for voting
  • Register car within five days after arrival in state
  • Register family in new place of worship
  • Register children in school
  • Arrange for medical services; doctor, dentist, veterinarian, etc.

 

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