Send change of address to:
□ Post Office
□ Charge Accounts, and Credit Card Accounts
□ Friends & Relatives, and Subscriptions: Notice requires several weeks for magazines.
□ Bank: Transfer funds, arrange banking in the new city.
□ Insurance: Notify new location for coverage (life, health, fire, auto, homeowner’s.)
□ Automobile: Transfer car title, car registration, car tags, driver’s license, state windshield sticker, and □ motor club membership.
□ Utilities: Gas, light, cable TV, water, telephone get the refund of any deposits made. Arrange for immediate service in new town. Arrange final reading and change of name for billing.
□ Delivery People: Cancel laundry, newspaper, and milk.
□ School: Ask for copies or transfer of children’s records.
□ Medical records of family and pets and make sure their shots are up-to-date. Make sure their micro-chips information is updated or have them micro-chipped if they have not been chipped.
□ Drug and Eye Contact or Glasses Prescriptions to be transferred.
□ Doctor and Pharmacist recommendations.
□ Letters of Introduction to transfer memberships.
□ Pet requirements in the new city.
And, don’t forget to:
□ Empty freezer; plan use of foods. Defrost freezer-refrigerator. (Place charcoal to dispel odors.)
□ Have appliances serviced for moving.
□ 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 infants. Plan garage sale.
And on moving day:
□ Carry currency, jewelry, documents yourself; or use registered mail.
□ Plan for transporting pets. (They are poor traveling companions if unhappy.) Make sure you can be found if they become lost.
□ Carry traveler’s checks for quick available funds.
□ Tell close friends or relatives your route and schedule (including overnight stops). Use them as “message headquarters.”
□ Double check closets, drawers, shelves (to be sure they are empty).
□ Arrange to leave keys with new tenant, owner or agent.