As anyone who has ever moved can attest, the clock moves twice as fast as your moving date approaches. Hours become minutes and days become hours. Worst yet huge boxes become smaller and possessions seem to multiply in the night.
The only way to get a handle on a move is to plan a strategy, make a list and budget huge amounts of time in advance to get the job done properly.
Use the following suggestions as a guideline to help:
- Post Office: Change forwarding address online, click here!
- Charge Accounts, Credit Cards
- Subscriptions: Notice usually requires several weeks
- Friends and Relatives
- Bank: Transfer funds, arrange check-cashing in new city
- Insurance: Notify new location for coverage: Life, health, fire, auto.
- Automobile registration: Transfer of car title registration is necessary; also driver’s license; emissions test; motor club membership.
- Utility Companies: Gas, light, water, telephone, perhaps fuel; get refund of any deposits made; arrange for immediate service in new town.
- Route Services: Laundry, paper, mild delivery, changeover of services
- School Records; Ask for copies of transfer of children’s records.
- Medical, Dental; Ask Doctor and Dentist for referrals; transfer needed
- Prescription Histories prescriptions, eyeglasses, x-rays.
- Church Club: Transfer memberships, get letter of introduction.
- Pets: Ask about regulations for licenses, vaccinations, tags, etc.
Don’t forget to:
- Empty freezer, plan use of foods
- Defrost freezer-refrigerator, Place charcoal to dispel odors
- Have appliances serviced for moving
- Obtain birth records and baptism records of all children
- Clean rugs or clothing before moving; have them moving wrapped
- Check with your Moving Counselor regarding insurance coverage, packing and unpacking labor, arrival day, various shipping papers, method and tie of expected payment
- Plan for special care needs of infants.
And on moving day…
- Carry currency, jewelry, documents yourself; or use registered mail.
- Plan for transporting pets; they are poor traveling companions if unhappy
- Carry traveler’s checks for quick available funds.
- Let close friend or relative know route and schedule you will travel, including overnight stops; use as a message headquarters.
- Double check closets, drawers, shelves to be sure they are empty.
- Leave all old keys needed by new tenant or owner with agent or Realtor.
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