When you're planning a move, you may be too busy packing to remember things like changing your address or closing your bank account. Doing these types of things ahead of time makes for an easy transition into your new home. We have compiled this suggested checklist so that none of these tasks is overlooked. Just print the following list and check the boxes that correspond to the tasks as they are completed.
Reserve your truck - Make sure you reserve your truck as far in advance of your move date as possible to ensure availability Change your address - One week before your move, send change-of-address cards to everyone who will need to contact you at your new address. Some organisations have toll-free 800 numbers, so you can make changes over the phone Pick up laundry - Laundry tickets are easy to misplace, so ask for your things by name and not just by the receipts you have Cancel membership fees - Some clubs and organisations may offer partial refunds or allow you to sell unused portions of your membership. Ask about their policies Have a garage sale - It's a good opportunity to make extra money. Remember to check with local authorities about restrictions. TradeMe is a good alternative Get your new home ready - Contact painters, carpenters, plumbers, roofers etc., so your home is ready when you arrive. Remember to change the locks on all the doors in your new home Measure for moving access - Measure doorways, hallways, elevators and stairwells in your new home to make sure you have enough clearance Return library books - Go through your home and make sure library books are not mixed in with the books you will be packing Notify services and utilities - Tell your current suppliers - including newspaper delivery and telephone, water and power companies - when to discontinue services Collect your important records - Gather personal and family records, including medical and dental, veterinary and school records, legal and financial documents, birth certificates, passports and insurance documents Make motel reservations - If you plan to stay overnight along the way, reserve your motel well in advance Get your car serviced - If you're moving from a warm climate to a cold one, check your antifreeze Close bank accounts - If possible, have your current bank transfer funds to your new bank (This used to be very important but nowadays not so necessary as you can remain with the same Bank even though you have moved to another town) Transfer prescriptions - Ask your doctor for assistance
This is the background of the Bottom Area shown below. It'll display correctly on published site.
If you don't want background for the bottom area, simply hover over the bottom of this image to delete it. The background of the bottom area will be a solid dark color.