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.
- 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.
- 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.
Managing Broker/Owner 4 Sale Realty Advantage, Inc.
Phone: (847) 601-9359