At Your Present Address

_____ Post Office: Give forwarding address.
_____ Charge Accounts. Credit Cards.
_____ Subscriptions: Notice requires several weeks.
_____ Friends and Relatives.


_____ Transfer funds, arrange check-cashing in new location.
_____ Obtain cashiers check necessary for closing real estate transaction. Be sure to ask your bank if this check is drawn on a California Institution.
_____ Arrange credit references.


_____ Notify company of new location for coverages: Life, Health, Fire & Auto.

Utility Companies

_____ Gas, light, water, telephone, fuel.
_____ Get refunds on any deposits made.

Delivery Services

_____ Laundry, newspaper, milk, changeover of services.

Medical, Dental, Prescriptions

_____ Ask Doctor and Dentist for referrals: transfer needed prescription, eyeglasses, X-rays. Obtain birth records, medical records, etc.

Church, Club, Civic Organizations

_____ Transfer memberships; get letters of introduction.


_____ Ask about regulations for licenses, vaccinations, tags, etc.

Don’t Forget to…

_____ Empty freezer; plan use of foods.
_____ Defrost freezer and clean refrigerator. (Place charcoal to dispel odors.)
_____ Have appliances serviced for moving.
_____ Remember arrangements for TV and antenna/cable.
_____ Clean rugs or clothing; before moving, have them moving-wrapped.
_____ Check with your Moving Counselor: insurance coverage, packing and unpacking labor, arrival day, various shipping papers. Method and time of expected payment.

On Moving Day

_____ Carry enough cash or traveler’s checks to cover cost of moving services and expenses until you make banking connection in your new location.
_____ Carry jewelry and documents yourself or use registered mail.
_____ Plan for transporting pets: they are poor companions if unhappy.
_____ Let close friends or relatives know your route and schedule you will travel, including overnight stops: use them as message headquarters.
_____ Double check closets, drawers, shelves to be sure they are empty.
_____ Leave all old keys needed by new tenant or owner with Realtor or neighbor.

At Your Future Address

_____ Check on service of telephone, gas, electricity, and water. Check pilot light on stove, hot water heater, incinerator, and furnace.
_____ Have appliances checked by utility company.
_____ Ask mailman for mail he may be holding for your arrival. Have new address recorded on driver’s license.
_____ Visit city offices and register for voting. Register car within five days after arrival in state or a penalty may have to be paid when getting new license plates.
_____ Obtain city inspection sticker and transfer motor club membership.
_____ Apply for new state driver’s license (if applicable).
_____ Register family in your new place of worship.
_____ Register children in school.
_____ Arrange for medical services: Doctor, Dentist, etc.

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