A Moving Checklist

Before leaving, stop services on:

Cable TV

Telephone

Water

Gas

Electricity

Fuel oil

Water softener

Laundry

Milk

Bakery

Newspaper

Lawn

Diapers

Garbage collection

Pick up dry cleaning, laundry, shoes at repair shop

Defrost refrigerator, arrange for serviceman to get appliances ready for move

Review check stubs for other services to be stopped

Get refunds of any deposits made

Get transcript of children’s grades

Letter of introduction to new place of worship

Get credit references

Buy travelers checks to cover expenses until you get to a bank

Return library books

Return other borrowed items

Round up things borrowed from you

Notify local post office of forwarding address

Make sure insurance on personal possessions is in force during and after move

Get medical records of X-rays, shots, eyeglass prescriptions

Transfer bank account; empty safety deposit box, if leaving town

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