Moving Checklist

Buy a Home

Sell a Home

You may not be able to move mountains, but you can plan and organize move with a little help from this step-by-step timeline.

Before You Move

  • Notify post office, charge accounts, credit card companies, utility companies, past employer (for tax return purposes), subscriptions, family and friends, etc. of address change

  • Close out local bank accounts and set up new bank account, if necessary

  • Notify insurance companies of new location for coverage

  • Obtain school records, legal records and other important documents

  • Obtain medical records and history, transfer prescriptions, and research/request referrals for doctors, dentists, specialists, etc. in new town

  • Use up perishables, defrost freezer, clean refrigerator

  • Prepare large appliances and rugs for proper moving

  • Disconnect utilities and get refunds for any deposits made

  • Notify and register children in new school

  • Request a relocation package from your REALTOR® or the city’s Chamber of Commerce

On Moving Day

  • Double check rooms, closets, and cabinets for possible items left behind
  • Make sure children have books and games to keep entertained during travel
  • Prepare pets for transportation
  • Carry jewelry and important documents on your person
  • Leave all old keys needed for new tenant with your REALTOR®

At Your New Address

  • Check on utility services – gas, electric, water, telephone, etc.

  • If relocating to new state, register car within 5 days of arrival and apply for state driver’s license

  • If staying within state, obtain a driver’s license with your new address on it

  • Register children in school if you haven’t done so already

  • Set up new patient appointments with doctors, dentist, etc.

  • Explore your neighborhood!

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