Notify any companies holding title to your automobile, boat, vacation homes, etc.
Transfer funds, arrange check-cashing in new city if necessary
Set up checking and savings account in new City
Arrange credit references
Arrange to remove contents of Safe Deposit Box and cancel box rental
IMPORTANT: Stop all automated drafts from your checking or savings account and/or change the automated draft to your new accounts in the new City, this may include mortgage payments, utility, internet service, telephone, credit cards, etc.
After move and when all checks have cleared on your old checking/savings account, arrange for final transfer of funds to the new City accounts.
Contact your agent for Home and Automobile insurance in your new city.
Notify your present insurance company of last day of coverage on your present home and make sure you receive credit for pre-paid homeowner insurance coverage
Contact new school to determine what information the school requires to enroll your child, ie, transcripts, immunization records, etc.
Notify children’s school of pending move
Request transcripts and all school records be sent to new school
Obtain letters from teachers outlining strengths and areas of improvement for your children
STOP service in old City… START service in new City
Obtain refunds on any deposits
Return cable boxes, if necessary
Set up wireless communications in new City
Stop wireless service in old City
Laundry, newspaper, change over of service
Medical, Dental, Prescription Histories
Ask your Doctor and Dentist for referral in the new City
Obtain copies of all medical, immunization records and dental records
Transfer needed prescriptions, eyeglasses, x-rays, etc.
Make sure you have the maximum supply of necessary prescriptions prior to your move to allow for timing on prescription transfer and initial meeting with new Doctor
Ask about registrations and licenses in new City
Obtain your pets medical records and ask for referral to Vet in new City
If you are transporting the pet(s) via air, train or bus, make sure license and vaccinations are current
Ask about kennel facilities in the new City or make sure temporary housing allows for pets
Church, Clubs & Organizations
Get letters of introduction from current contacts
Transfer memberships if applicable
Don’t Forget To:
Empty freezer, plan use of foods
Defrost freezer and clean refrigerator. Place charcoal to dispel odors
Have appliances serviced for moving
Clean rugs and/or clothing before moving; have them wrapped
Check with your moving counselor/company – insurance coverage, packing and unpacking labor, arrival day, various shipping papers, method and time of expected payment
Plan for special care needs of infant or pets
Check with Agriculture Department of new area to see if they have restrictions on plants
On Moving Day:
Carry enough cash or traveler’s checks to cover cost of moving services and expenses until you establish new banking services
Carry jewelry and important documents yourself or use registered mail
Plan for transporting pets; they are poor traveling companions if unhappy
Let close friends or relatives know route and schedule you will travel, including any overnight stops. Use them as message headquarters
Final check of old residence: double-check closets, drawers and shelves to be sure they are empty
Leave old keys, garage door openers, broiler pans, landscape/house plans and instruction manuals needed by new owner with your agent
At Your New Address:
Obtain certified checks or cashier’s checks necessary for closing real estate transaction (check with settlement agent for details)