Before You Go

• Arrange for TV, Cable and/or Internet
• Clean rugs or clothing before moving
• Check with your moving company; Insurance coverage, packing & unpacking labor, arrival day, various shipping papers, method & time of expected payment
• Empty freezer
• Clean refrigerator/freezer
• Have appliances serviced before moving
• Plan for special care needs of infants or pets

Moving Day

• Carry Travelers Checks for quick, available funds.
• Let close friends or relatives know route & travel schedule; use him or her as message headquarters
• Check closets, drawers to be sure they are empty
• Leave all old keys needed by new tenant or owner with Realtor or neighbor
• Carry enough cash or Travelers Checks to cover cost of moving services and expenses until you make banking connections in the new city
• Carry jewelry & documents yourself or use registered mail to forward   it to yourselves
• Plan for transporting pets

At Your New Address

• Register car within five days after arrival in new state or a penalty may have to be paid when getting
a new license plate
• Obtain inspection sticker and transfer motor club membership
• Apply for state driver’s license
• Register family in your new place
of worship
• Register children in school
• Arrange for medical services: doctor, dentist, veterinarian
• Visit city offices and register for voting
• Obtain certified check or cashiers check necessary for closing Real Estate Transaction
• Check on utility services
• Check pilot light on stove, hot water heater, and furnace
• Have appliances checked
• Ask postal carrier for mail he or she may be holding for your arrival