Moving Checklist

As you prepare to sell your home and move to a new home, you need to remember
all the details involved in moving. Making a detailed checklist is the best way to
ensure that your move is as happy as possible. Some of the things that you should
include on your list are:

  1. Cancel existing home owners and arrange for new home owners insurance policy.
    In arranging your new policy, you may want to check with at least two or three
    providers before choosing a specific one, in order to make sure you are
    getting the best coverage for the best price.
  2. Arrange for a mover. You should get quotes from a few moving companies
    and make arrangements as early as possible to make sure you get the time
    slot you want.
  3. Contact utility companies to cancel existing accounts and arrange for new
    service
    a. Water
    b. Telephone
    c. Gas & electric
    d. Cable or satellite TV
    e. Internet access
    f. Garbage
  4. Change address for all subscriptions
    a. Newspapers
    b. Magazines
    c. Newsletters
  5. Change address for financial and other accounts
    a. Bank accounts
    b. Investment accounts, including direct investments in mutual funds
    c. Retirement accounts
    d. Credit card accounts
    e. Frequent flyer programs
  6. Send change of address cards to
    a. Family
    b. Friends
    c. Neighbors
    d. Doctors
    e. Dentist
    f. Pharmacist
    g. Gym
    h. Professional associations
  7. Fill out change of address information with the US Postal Service
    a. This can be done online at www.moversguide.com
  8. Change you address with government offices and documents
    a. Department of Motor Vehicles
    b. Passport
    c. Registrar of Voters