- Notify current & future utility providers: electricity, internet, phones, TV, security systems, water, gas, recycling pick-up, propane, sewer, and trash. It’s generally a good idea to turn off current services the day after the move and turn on future services the day before the move.
- Have enough cash to cover expenses on moving day.
- File a Change of Address with the U.S. Post Office. Also notify (if applicable) of your change of address: Banks, IRS, Phone providers, Courts (bankruptcy, traffic or disputes), Credit bureaus, DMV, Insurance providers, SSA, Veteran Services, Subscriptions, Scheduled pickup & delivery services, Doctors, Membership services, Child/Senior care services, House of worship, Retirement plan holders, etc.
- Make arrangements for child/pet sitting.
- Make arrangements to return items: cable/satellite equipment, all rental items, library items, trash cans/recycle bins.
- Make sure your cell phone is fully charged. Have a list of phone numbers you will need.
- Take with you: prescriptions, eyeglasses (if needed), and toiletries.
- Check AC/heaters/fans. Shut off the water. Turn all lights off.
- Dispose of anything that is flammable or hazardous.
- Have your car serviced.
- Leave all keys (garage door openers) and leave your contact info for the new residents in order to forward anything to you.
- Confirm future home address with movers.