Planning Your Move
When you’re planning a move, you may be too busy packing to remember things like changing your address or closing your bank account. Doing these types of things ahead of time makes for an easy transition into your new home.
Change of Address :- One week before your move, send change-of-address cards to everyone who will need to contact you at your new address. Some organizations have toll-free 800 numbers, so you can make changes over the phone.
Garage Sale :- It’s a good opportunity to make extra money. Remember to check with local authorities about restrictions.
Return Library Books :- Go through your home and make sure library books are not mixed in with the books you will be packing.
Notify Services And Utilities :- Tell your current suppliers – including trash collection, newspaper delivery, and telephone, water and power companies – when to discontinue services. If you have “last month” deposits with services, such as the telephone company, request your refund.
Collect your Important Records :- Gather personal and family records, including medical and dental, veterinary and school records; legal and financial documents; birth certificates, passports and insurance documents.
Close bank accounts:- Keep enough cash to tide you over until you are settled into your new home. If possible, have your current bank transfer funds to your new bank.
Cancel membership fees:- Some clubs and organizations may offer partial refunds or allow you to sell unused portions of your membership. Ask about their policies.
Make motel reservations:- If you plan to stay overnight along the way, reserve your motel two weeks in advance.
Get your new home ready:- Contact painters, carpenters, plumbers, roofers etc., so your home is ready when you arrive. Remember to change the locks on all the doors in your new home.
Measure for moving access:- Measure doorways, hallways, elevators and stairwells in your new home to make sure you have enough clearance.
Get your car serviced:- If you’re moving from a warm climate to a cold one, check your antifreeze.
Transfer prescriptions:- Ask your doctor for assistance.