When moving there are so many people that you have to inform
of your new address. You need to cancel the utilities at the old home,
and schedule utilities to be turned on at the new home. You need to
set up mail forwarding with the post office, and let all of your
creditors (credit cards, banks, etc), know about your new address.
Plus, you have to worry about packing your entire household up and
transporting it from the old home to the new home.
If you're moving out of state, or more than an
hour from where you live currently, make sure you don't forget
important things such as clothes still at the cleaners and things
stored away in safety deposit boxes. When we're in a hurry, things
that are out of sight, are out of mind and are the most likely
to be forgotten.
Here is a checklist to help you remember all of the important things
that must be done before you move.
Utilities and Services
(Set up mail forwarding)
Change address with your bank
Safety deposit box contents
Old phone books (to stay in touch with old friends)
Items at the cleaners
Anything in secret hiding places
Remember to notify...
Any groups/associations you're a part of
You and your spouse's respective workplaces (even if you're changing jobs)
Schools (Don't forget to get school records)
Remember to get a new driver's license