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Disconnect and settle accounts with utilities, cable and phone services
Order utilities to be connected at new home.
Cancel any pre-authorized bill payments
Have your mail forwarded to your new address.
Stop or forward all home deliveries, newspapers and magazines.
Start reviewing what is worth taking and what is not. Now is the best time to clear out those closets and start anew.
Packing and Moving:
Make special arrangements for the moving of pets and plants.
Prepare a list of all items you want to carry to your new home (such as jewelry and other valuables).
Pick up all personal items at local businesses (dry cleaning, film, and storage).
Service all appliances for the trip.
All gas appliances must be emptied. It is illegal for movers to carry flammable liquids.
Verify with your moving company the date and time of arrival and method of payment.
Take inventory of items you are moving.
Get some cash for traveling expenses.
Service your car thoroughly.
Let a close friend or family member know your travel route and schedule.
Friends and Community:
Investigate how to transfer your children to their new school
Send change of address notices to friends, family, and work.
Collect items you have lent to friends.
Return everything you have borrowed.
Records and Licenses:
Obtain or transfer all medical and dental records.
Fill all prescriptions before leaving.
Change the address on your driverís license
Change all billing addresses for credit cards.
Order checks with your new address.
Change address or transfer banking accounts and safety deposit boxes.
Leave a record of any security system codes for the new owners.
Insurance and Legal:
Visit your lawyer. Sign all necessary papers.
Transfer insurance to your new home, or obtain new insurance. Notify your insurance company well in advance of the move and ask to have your policy reviewed.
Ensure your moverís insurance policies are adequate. If not, obtain your own.
If you rent, give written notice to your landlord.
Have all keys to your old home delivered to your REALTOR or lawyer.