To Do Checklist When Moving
This list will help you as you plan to move from your current residence
to your new residence. You can print this out and use it as a check list.
NOTE: Keep track of your moving expenses. Some may be tax
1. What is the busiest moving season of the year?
2. At what time of the month do most people move?
The answers are given later.
These items are listed in the general order that you will do them. You
should begin about 6 to 8 weeks before moving.
( ) Find a moving company. Have them give you a written
( ) Start discarding items that you will not be moving.
( ) Inform your company of the address change for their
mailings – especially your W2 form.
( ) Request a transcript of your children’s school records.
Contact the new school.
( ) Begin looking into churches or synagogues to transfer
( ) Start collecting cardboard boxes and other containers for
moving. Begin packing out of season clothes and other items.
( ) If you are going to be taking draperies and/or carpets,
have them cleaned before you move and then pack them for protection.
Notify the following companies/agencies/people of your move. When
applicable, contact new ones in the area you’re moving to.
( ) Electric company
( ) Gas company
( ) Water
( ) Telephone – Keep your current phone in service through
moving day. You may need it that day.
( ) Cable TV
( ) Trash removal
( ) Auto insurance
( ) Other insurance (life, health)
( ) Stock broker
( ) Accountant
( ) Lawyer
( ) Banks
( ) Credit card companies
( ) Stores where you have charge accounts.
( ) Doctors/Dentists – ask for referrals in the new area. Transfer
( ) Motor vehicle department for your driver’s license.
( ) Governmental agencies like the Social Security Office
( ) Newspapers, magazines, and other publications you might be
( ) Family, friends, business contacts, - put together a letter to be
sent to these people.
( ) Book or record clubs.
( ) Post Office – leave a forwarding address.
When you get to your new home:
( ) Check the telephone, gas, electricity, water.
( ) Check the pilot lights in your stove, furnace, and hot water
( ) Register to vote.
( ) Register your car with a new state within 5 days.
( ) Get a new driver’s license.
( ) Purchase a new city or village sticker for your car.
( ) Go through your check list above – make sure each item has been
Answers to the questions:
1. As you might have guessed, the busiest moving season is the summer.
2. Most people move on the first and last days of the month.
Using these two facts you can plan accordingly. For instance, if you’re
planning to move in the summer, make your arrangements far enough in