SEND CHANGE OF ADDRESS TO:
- Post Office
- 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.