BUYERS MOVING CHECKLIST

ONE MONTH BEFORE

  • Change your address with the post office.

  • Change your address with the IRS.

  • Make arrangements to hire a moving company or rent a moving vehicle.

  • Transfer or get copies of medical records (and school records if you have children).

  • Get referrals from your current doctor for new doctors in the neighborhood you’ll be moving to.

  • Update your insurance policies (home, auto, etc.) and check to see if your belongings are covered during the move.

  • Make arrangements with cable, telephone, newspaper, lawn and home security companies.

  • Change your address with magazine and newspaper subscriptions and creditors.

TWO WEEKS BEFORE

  • Make arrangements at new location for utility service beginning on moving day and cancel utility service at old location for the day after your move date.

  • Purchase needed packing supplies (boxes, tape, markers, etc.)

  • Make special arrangements for small children and/or pets for moving day.

  • Start packing, boxing and labeling items as you go.

  • Set aside items you will need immediately and make a note to load this box last. 

ONE DAY BEFORE

  • Get cash from bank for tips to movers, miscellaneous.

  • Buy bottles of water for you and any helpers.

  • Pack the last of your items (don’t forget your important documents) and leave out one small suitcase for pajamas and toiletries.

AFTER THE MOVE

  • Change your address with the DMV – update driver’s license.  Allow about two weeks for arrival.

  • Change your address with your employer.

  • Enjoy your new home!