Moving Checklist…

Send change of address to…

  • Post Office
  • Creditors
  • Subscriptions
  • Friends and Relatives


  • Utility companies – get refund of any deposits
  • Schools – transfer any records for children
  • Insurance companies
  • Automobile registration
  • Medical, Dental, Prescription histories – ask for referrals if moving to another area
  • Church, club, or civic organization – transfer memberships, get letter of introduction
  • Pets – ask for regulations for licenses, vaccinations, tags, etc.

Remember to

  • Empty freezer; plan use of foods
  • Defrost refrigerator and freezer/place charcoal to remove odors
  • Have appliances serviced for moving
  • Clean rugs before moving – have them moving-wrapped
  • Consult your moving counselor to check insurance coverage, vacancy clause, packing and unpacking assistance, necessary shipping papers, payment arrangements

On Moving Day

  • Carry cash, jewelry, and important documents yourself
  • Make arrangements for caring of infants or children
  • Make arrangements for meals
  • Inform a close relative or friend of moving route and travel schedule
  • Double check shelves, closets, and drawers