◊ Notify post office, charge accounts, credit card companies, utility companies, past employer (for tax return purposes), subscriptions, family and friends, etc. of address change
◊ Close out local bank accounts and set up new bank account, if necessary
◊ Notify insurance companies of new location for coverage
◊ Obtain school records, legal records and other important documents
◊ Obtain medical records and history, transfer prescriptions, and research/request referrals for doctors, dentists, specialists, etc. in new town
◊ Use up perishables, defrost freezer, clean refrigerator
◊ Prepare large appliances and rugs for proper moving
◊ Disconnect utilities and get refunds for any deposits made
◊ Notify and register children in new school
◊ Request a relocation package from your REALTOR® or the city's Chamber of Commerce
◊ Double check rooms, closets, and cabinets for possible items left behind
◊ Make sure children have books and games to keep entertained during travel
◊ Prepare pets for transportation
◊ Carry jewelry and important documents on your person
◊ Leave all old keys needed for new tenant with your REALTOR®
◊ Check on utility services - gas, electric, water, telephone, etc.
◊ If relocating to new state, register car within 5 days of arrival and apply for state driver's license
◊ If staying within state, obtain a driver's license with your new address on it
◊ Register children in school if you haven't done so already
◊ Set up new patient appointments with doctors, dentist, etc.
◊ Explore your neighborhood!