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Moving Checklist


The first thing is to print this form out so you can use it as a cheklist.

Address Change

Checkbox Charge accounts, credit cards

Checkbox Subscriptions: notice requires 6 - 8 weeks

Checkbox Friends and relatives

Checkbox Medical, Dental, Prescription Histories

Checkbox Ask Doctor and Dentist for referrals, transfer needed prescriptions, eyeglasses, X-rays. Obtain birth records, medical records, etc.

Checkbox Don't forget to check with your Optometrist for your prescription too.

Checkbox Also, check with your vet to get your pets records and a letter of reference to a new vet. ( We found this was very helpful in letting the new vet know we paid our bills and that our pets were important family members.)


Checkbox Obtain school records for your children

Checkbox Veterans notify your draft board or VA office

Checkbox Check to see if your will must be rewritten when moving across state lines

Don't Forget To:

Checkbox Empty freezer, plan use of foods

Checkbox Defrost freezer and clean refrigerator. Place charcoal to dispel odors

Checkbox Have appliances serviced for moving

Checkbox Remember arrangements for TV and cable

Checkbox Clean rugs or clothing before moving: have them moving - wrapped

Checkbox Check with your Moving Counselor: insurance coverage, packing and unpacking labor, arrival day, various shipping papers, method and time of expected payment.

Checkbox Plan for special care needs of infants or pets

Checkbox Check with Agricultural Department of new state to see if they have any restrictions on plants

Checkbox Refill drug prescriptions

Checkbox Have car tuned up for trip if you are driving to your new destination

On Moving Day

Checkbox Carry enough cash or travelers checks to cover costs of moving services

Checkbox Carry jewelry and documents yourself, or use registered mail

Checkbox Plan for transporting of pets, they are poor traveling companions if unhappy

Checkbox Let close friends or relatives know the route and schedule you will travel including over night stops. Use one person as message headquarters

Checkbox Double check closets, drawers, shelves, and attic to be sure they are empty

Checkbox Leave old keys, garage door openers, broiler pans, landscape/house plans and instructional manuals needed by new owner with Realtor or in kitchen drawer.

At Your New Address

Checkbox Obtain certified check or cashier's check necessary for closing Real Estate Transaction (check with title/escrow company for details.)

Checkbox Check on service of telephone, gas, electricity, water and garbage

Checkbox Check pilot light on stove, hot water heater and furnace. Have appliances checked

Checkbox Ask Mailman for any mail he may be holding for your arrival

Checkbox Have a new address recorded on driver's license

Checkbox Visit city offices and register for voting

Checkbox Register car within 5 days after arrival in state or a penalty may have to be paid when getting new license plates

Checkbox Register car within 5 days after arrival in state or a penalty may have to be paid when getting new license plates

Checkbox Obtain inspection sticker and transfer motor club membership

Checkbox Apply for state Driver's license

Checkbox Register family in your new place of worship

Checkbox Register children in school

Checkbox Arrange for medical services: Doctor, Dentist, Vet, etc.


Checkbox Transfer funds, arrange check-cashing in new city

Checkbox Arrange credit references


Checkbox Notify company of new location for coverage: Life, Health, Fire and Auto

Checkbox Utility Companies

Checkbox Gas, light, water, telephone, cable

Checkbox Get refunds on any deposits made

Checkbox Delivery Service

Checkbox Laundry, newspaper, changeover


Checkbox Ask about regulations for licenses, vaccinations, tags, etc.

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Evelyn Bruder Las Cruces Real Estate Dream Team
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