Give forwarding address:
+ Post office
+ Charge accounts, credit cards
+ Friends and relatives
+ Bank: transfer funds, arrange check-cashing in new city, if necessary
+ Insurance: notify new location for coverage: life, health, fire, and auto.
+ Automobile registrations: transfer of auto title registration is necessary; also drivers license; city windshield sticker; motor club memberships.
+ Utilities: gas, lights, water, telephone, cellular service and perhaps fuel; get refund on any deposits made; arrange for immediate service in new location.
+ Route service: laundry, paper route, and changeover of services.
+ School records: ask school to transfer your child´s records to the new school.
+ Medical, dental, prescription history: ask doctor and dentist for referrals; transfer needed prescriptions; eyewear, x-rays.
+ Church, clubs, and civic organizations: transfer memberships; get letters of introduction.
+ Pet: ask about regulations for licenses, vaccination, veterinarian referral, etc.
Don´t Forget To:
+ Empty freezer: plan use of foods
+ Defrost freezer-refrigerator: place charcoal to dispel odors.
+ Have appliances serviced for moving.
+ Call cable company and/ or leave remote antenna equipment.
+ With your moving counselor, check insurance coverage, packing, and unpacking labor, arrival day, various shipping papers, and plan for special infant care needs.
On Moving Day:
+ Keep currency, jewelry and important documents in you possession; or use registered mail.
+ Plan for transporting pets; they are poor traveling companions if unhappy.
+ Carry traveler´s checks fro quick, available funds.
+ Let close friends or relatives know your travel route and schedule, including overnight stops; use them as a message headquarters.
+ Double check crawl spaces, closets, drawers, and shelves, to be sure they are empty. Leave all old keys needed by new tenant or owner with your Realtor or agent.
TIPS ON PACKING
Follow these guidelines in packing your household goods. You will save a great deal by packing items yourself.
! Use strong containers that are in good conditions and that can be secured tightly with twine or packing tape. These can usually be purchased from you moving company or local packing story for less than $8 depending on the size. Purchase special boxed for dishes, wardrobe and other special items.
! Label each box with its content, which room it should go in, whether it is fragile and whether it should be loaded last so as to be unloaded first.
! Don´t load more than 50 pounds into any one container, and make sure the weight is evenly distributed.
! Cushion contents with newspaper or other packing material to prevent breakage. Use foam wrap or tissue paper for items that might be soiled by newsprint.
! Pack books tightly on end in small boxes, as they can weigh a great deal.
! Have your rugs and draperies cleaned before moving and leave them in their wrappings for easier handling.
! Remove all breakables and liquids from drawers and pack them separately. Seal medicines. To prevent leakage, seal "leakables" in a leak proof bag or container.
! Pack linen and clothing in drawers or wardrobe boxes, but don´t overload them.
! Carry al valuables with you. Do not pack jewelry, important documents, coins or stamp collections or anything that may be difficult to replace.
! A couple of weeks before you move prune houseplants to facilitate packing. If you´re not familiar with how best to prune, consult your florist or a plant book for instructions.