Before You Leave:

Give Address Change To:

  • Post Office
  • Change Accounts, Credit Cards
  • Subscriptions: Notice requires several weeks.
  • Friends and Relatives


  • Transfer funds, arrange check-cashing in new city.
  • Arrange credit refrences.


  • Notify company of new loaction for coverages: Life, Health, Fire & Auto.

Utility Companies

  • Gas, light, water, telephone, fuel.
  • Obtain refunds on any deposits made.

Medical, Dental, Prescriptions Histories

  • Ask Doctor & Dentist for referrals.
  • Transfer needed prescriptions, eyeglasses, X-rays.
  • Obtain birth records, medical records, etc.

And Don’t Forget To

  • Empty Freezer
  • Defrost freezer and clean refrigerator. Place charcoal to dispel odors.
  • Have appliances serviced for moving.
  • Clean rugs or clothing before moving.
  • Arrange to have items wrapped for moving.
  • Check with your Moving Couselor: Insurance coverage, packing & unpacking labor, arrival day, various shipping papers, method and time of expected payment.
  • Plan for special car need of infants.

On Moving Day

  • Carry enough cash or travelers check to cover cost of moving services and expenses until you make banking connections in the new city.
  • Carry jewelry and documents yourself, or use registered mail.

At Your New Address

  • Plan for transporting pets; they are poor traveling companions if unhappy.
  • Double-check closets, drawers & shelves to be sure they are empty.
  • Leave old keys neede by new tenant or owner with Realtor or neighbor.
  • Check on service of telephone, gas, electricity & water.
  • Check pilot light on stove, water heater, incinerator & furnance.
  • Have new address recorded on driver’s license.
  • Register car within 5 days after arrival in state or a penalty may have to be paid when getting new license plates.
  • Apply for state driver’s license.
  • Register children in school.
  • Arrange for medical services: Doctor, Dentist, etc.