A SUCCESSFUL MOVING DAY! Moving Checklist

SEND CHANGE OF ADDRESS TO:

  • Post Office
  • Bank
  • Credit card companies
  • Friends and relatives
  • Insurance companies — Life, health, fire, auto Automobile —
  • Transfer of car title registration, driver’s license
  • Utility companies — Gas, light, water, telephone, cable
  • Arrange for any refunds of deposits
  • Arrange for service in new location Home delivery — Laundry, newspaper, magazine subscriptions School records —
  • Ask for copies or transfer children’s school records Medical records — Medical, dental, prescription histories
  • Ask doctor and dentist for referrals
  • Transfer needed prescriptions, x-rays, etc.
  • Church, clubs, civic organizations — Transfer memberships and get letters of introduction.

DON’T FORGET TO:

  • Empty freezers — Plan use of foods Defrost freezer/refrigerator
  • Have appliances serviced for moving
  • Contact utility companies to disconnect services — Water, power, cable, trash, etc.
  • Stay in contact with your mover — Confirm the following: insurance coverage, packing and unpacking labor, time and date of scheduled move, details of payment

ON MOVING DAY:

  • Carry currency, jewelry, and important documents yourself
  • Let a close friend or relative know route and schedule you will travel including overnight stops; use him/her as message headquarters
  • Double-check old closets, drawers, shelves to be sure they are empty Leave old keys needed by new owner

MOVING WITH PETS:

Moving to a home in a new location can be an exciting adventure, but it can also be the cause of stress and confusion for household pets. To minimize the trauma, here are a few tips that may help make your pet’s transition a little easier:

  • Schedule an appointment with the veterinarian for a check-up prior to moving.
  • Obtain a copy of your pet’s medical history along with rabies certifications that state when and where your pet was vaccinated.
  • Make sure the supply of current medications will last until a veterinarian in your new location can be found to provide refills.
  • Proper identification is essential. Be certain that any required license tags are secured properly and the contact information is current.
  • Pets can become anxious with the increase of activity prior to a move. To eliminate the threat of them misbehaving or running off, consider boarding your pet during the most hectic of moving days.
  • If you are moving your pet by car, be sure to take a favorite toy or two, a leash for when stops are made, and plenty of water to keep your pet hydrated.
  • Requirements for the movement of pets across state lines are set by each individual state. Contact the State Veterinarian in your new location to obtain the most current information.
  • Long-distance moves may require an overnight stay. People and pet-friendly accommodations can be found by searching a number of internet sites.
  • Once you and your pet have arrived in your new location, allow sufficient time for the new neighborhood adjustment to be made. It could take a few days or a few weeks for your pet to adapt to their new surroundings.
  • Carry a current photograph of your pet. If your pet is lost during the move, a photograph will make it much easier to search effectively.