One Month before Moving

  • Fill out change of address order form for post office.
  • Make arrangements with moving company or reserve a rental truck.
  • Make travel arrangements, if necessary, with airlines, buses, car rental agencies and hotels.
  • Transfer memberships in, clubs and civic organizations.
  • Obtain medical and dental records, x-rays and prescription histories. Ask doctor and dentist for referrals and transfer prescriptions.
  • Set up a checking account in your new city.
  • Make arrangements for transporting pets.

One To Two Weeks before Moving

  • Switch utility services to new address. Inform electric, disposal, water, newspaper, magazine subscription,
  • telephone and cable companies of your move.
  • Arrange for help on moving day. 
  • Confirm travel reservations.
  • Have appliances serviced for moving.
  • Clean rugs and clothing and have them wrapped for moving.
  • Close bank accounts and have your funds wired to your new bank. Before closing, be sure there are no outstanding checks or automatic payments that haven't been processed.
  • Collect valuables from safe-deposit box. Make copies of any important documents before mailing or hand carry them to your new address.
  • Check with your insurance agent to ensure you'll be covered through your homeowner's or renter's policy during the move.
  • Defrost freezer and refrigerator.
  • Give a close friend or relative your travel route and schedule so you may be reached if needed. After Arriving At New Home
  • Renew your driver's license, auto registration and tags. Shop around for new insurance policies, especially auto coverage.
  • Revise your will and other legal papers to avoid longer probate and higher legal fees.
  • Locate the hospitals, police stations, veterinarian and fire stations near your home.