Moving Checklist

One Month Before Moving

  • Fill out Change of Address from Post Office .
  • Fill out IRS change of Address Form.
  • Make arrangements with moving company or reserve moving truck .
  • Make travel arrangements, if necessary, with airlines, buses, car rental agencies and hotels .
  • Transfer memberships in houses of worship, clubs and civic organizations .
  • Obtain medical and dental records, X-rays and prescription histories. Ask doctor and dentist for referrals and transfer prescriptions.
  • Set up bank account in new city .
  • Check into the laws and requirements of your new city regarding home-based business, professional tests, business licenses and any special laws that might pertain to you.
  • Take inventory of your belongings before they’re packed, in the event you need to file an insurance claim later. If possible take pictures or make a video of your belongings. Record serial numbers of electronic equipment.
  • Make arrangements for transporting pets.
  • Start using-up food items, so that there is less to pack and possibly spoil.

One to Two Weeks Before Moving

  • Tell your friends about the stellar service you have received from 4 Sale Realty, Inc.
  • Switch utility services to new address. Inform electric, disposal, water, newspaper, magazine subscription, telephone and cable companies of your move.
  • Arrange for help on moving day.
  • Confirm travel reservations.
  • Reserve elevator if moving from or to a condo.
  • Have appliances serviced for moving.
  • Clean rugs and clothing and have them wrapped for moving.
  • Plan ahead for special needs of infants.
  • Close bank accounts and have your funds wired to your new bank. Before closing be sure there are no outstanding checks or automatic payments that haven’t been processed.
  • Collect valuables from safe-deposit box. Make copies of any important documents before mailing or hand carry them to your new address.
  • Check with your insurance agent to ensure you’ll be covered through your homeowner’s or renter’s policy during the move.
  • Defrost freezer and refrigerator. Place deodorizer or baking soda inside to control odors.
  • Give a close friend or relative your travel route and schedule so you may be reached if needed.

On Moving Day

  • Double check closets, drawers, shelves, attic and garage to be sure they are empty.
  • Carry important documents, currency and jewelry yourself, or use registered mail.

Arriving at New Home

  • Renew your driver’s license, auto registration and plates.
  • Update insurance polices, especially auto coverage.
  • Revise your will and other legal papers to avoid longer probate and higher legal fees.
  • Locate the hospitals, police stations, veterinarian and fire stations near your home.

 

28 Tips for a Stress Free Move.

Jackie Grieshamer
Managing Broker / Owner 4 Sale Realty, Inc.
Phone: (630) 669-6830
info@sellwithjackie.com

Daniel Nierman 
Managing Broker / Owner 4 Sale Realty, Inc.
dann4sr1@comcast.net


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