Moving Checklist

Don't forget these details!

  • Finalize real estate or rental needs.
  • Notify your children's schools of the move and contact new schools for enrollment information.
  • Obtain copies of school records, or have them sent to new schools.
  • Obtain copies of medical records for each family member.
  • Ask doctors to recommend doctors in your new community.
  • Consult insurance agents to find out if changes to policies are necessary.
  • Alert utility companies to disconnect services the day after you move and to have new service activated several days before you arrive at your new house.
  • Contact the chamber of commerce in your new town for information on utility services. 

Providers include:

  • Cable/satellite television
  • Cell phone service
  • Electricity
  • Gas
  • Internet/ broadband
  • Local phone service
  • Long distance phone service
  • Propane
  • Recycling pick-up
  • Sewer
  • Security system
  • Trash pick-up
  • Water


File change of address (at minimum, file a Temporary Change of Address with the U.S. to give you time to notify others) People who might need change of address include:

  • Alumni associations
  • Attorneys
  • Babysitter/ child care provider
  • Banks (auto loans, checking accounts, credit cards, home equity, IRA, mortgage, safe deposit box, savings account)
  • Broker
  • Business cards (order new ones)
  • Cell phone provider
  • Child care/ daycare
  • Chiropractor
  • Courts, especially for traffic tickets or local disputes
  • Credit bureaus
  • Credit card issuers
  • Dentist
  • Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Diaper service
  • Doctor
  • Dry cleaning pick-up and delivery
  • Family members
  • Health clubs
  • House cleaning service
  • House of worship
  • IRS (form 8822)
  • Lawn care
  • Luggage tags
  • Magazine subscriptions
  • New business cards
  • New employer
  • Newspaper subscriptions
  • Old employer
  • Orthodontist
  • Parent-teacher association
  • Passport
  • Pet sitter/ dog walker/ pet day care
  • Pharmacy (get year-to-date expense summary for taxes)
  • Physical therapist
  • Physician
  • Post office
  • Professional organizations
  • Retirement plan holders
  • Return address labels
  • Schools
  • Snow removal service
  • Social Security Administration
  • Swimming pool maintenance (pool cleaning, pool opening or closing)
  • Swimming pool memberships
  • Veterinarian (get vet records and recommendations)
  • Water delivery service

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