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At Register Real Estate Advisors, our agents help clients move both locally and around the world.  If you are moving and need a checklist, see below for some moving tips.  This is a great moving checklist for Realtors and Consumers that will help you with all of your relocating and moving needs.

Address Change

  • Post Office:
    Give forwarding address.
  • Change Accounts, Credit Cards.
  • Subscriptions:
    Notice requires several weeks.
  • Friends and Relatives.


  • Cancel any automatic payment or direct deposit
  • Transfer funds & arrange check-cashing in
    new city.
  • Arrange credit references.
  • Safe deposit box.


  • Notify company of new location for
    coverage:  Life, Health, Fire and Auto.

Utility Companies

Disconnect, refunds for deposits, final bills.

  • Gas
  • Electric
  • Water
  • Telephone
  • Fuel
  • Garbage
  • Cable

Delivery Services

  • Cancel laundry & newspaper services.
  • Change-over services.


  • Register in school.
  • Transfer school records.
  • Arrange for day care.

Medical, Dental, Prescription

  • Ask Doctor and Dentist for referrals.
  • Transfer needed prescriptions:  eyeglasses, medications, etc.
  • Obtain birth records, medical records, X-rays,


  • Obtain all records.
  • Ask about regulations for licenses,
    vaccinations, tags, etc.

And Don’t Forget To:

  • Empty freezer; plan use of food.
  • Defrost freezer and clean refrigerator.
  • Place charcoal inside to dispel odors.
  • Have appliances serviced for moving.
  • Clean rugs and clothing before moving:  have them moving-wrapped.
  • Check with your movers about insurance coverage,
    packing labor, arrival day, various shipping papers, method and time of
    expected payment.
  • Plan for special care needs for your infants and
  • Assemble first day items – soap, toilet paper,
    pencils, paper, toiletries, bath towels, utility knife, scissors, trash bags,
  • Arrange for storage (if needed).
  • Find out about tax-deductible moving expenses.
  • Obtain all personal records from lawyers and
  • Have car checked and serviced for the trip.
  • Pack a day or two worth of extra clothing in
    case of delay.

Your New Address

  • Check on service of gas, electricity, water,
    telephone, garbage and cable T.V.
  • Check pilot light on stove, hot water heater,
    and furnace.
  • Have appliances checked.
  • Ask mail carrier for mail he or she may be
    holding for you
  • Apply for state driver’s license (or just
    address changes if needed).
  • Visit city offices and register for voting.
  • Register car within five (5) days after arrival
    in state or a penalty may have to be paid when getting new license plates.
  • Obtain inspection sticker and transfer motor
    club membership.
  • Arrange for medical services:  doctor, dentist, veterinarian, etc.

Our Friends at North American Title Company gave us these ideas!

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