Moving Checklist

For those of us who haven’t planned our move months out. Here’s a short list with the major items you don’t want to forget.

Change of Address:

  • US postal service
  • Driver license
  • Internal Revenue (IRS)
  • Social Security
  • Voter registration
  • Banks
  • Loans
  • Investments
  • Credit Cards
  • Automated payments
  • Credit Cards
  • Paypal
  • Place of Employment
  • Insurance
  • Schools
  • Friends and Family
  • Subscriptions
  • Associations
  • Licensing for job

Services To Cancel/Transfer:

  • Cable
  • Internet
  • Phone/Cell
  • Electric
  • Gas
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • Trash
  • Landscaping
  • House Cleaning

Organize:

  • Keep personal & financial documents in one box checkbook,
    passports, birth certificates, insurance docs, taxes.
  • Update medical records.
  • Notify old and new schools & arrange transfers.
  • Keep keys, garage openers in bag for new owners.
  • Keep a folder with warranties & manuals for new owners.
  • Plan meals to use up the food you have left.
  • Save moving receipts possible tax deductions.

Packing & Storage:

  • Purge unused items.
  • Reserve truck or movers.
  • Reserve storage if needed.
  • Pack infrequently used items ahead of time.
  • Start a family “move kit” for first night in new home.

Moving Day:

  • Arrange help for kids or pets for the day.
  • Have cash to tip movers.
  • Final cleaning.
  • Dispose of trash.
  • Run garbage disposal.
  • Final walk through.
  • Raise/Lower thermostat depending on the weather.
  • Turn off water heater.
  • Lower shades.
  • Lock all windows and doors.