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Moving Checklist for Buyer

We all know that moving can be a stressful time, but if you use our helpful checklist when you are preparing for your move, it may relieve some of the stress.

One Month Before Moving

  • Call 1-800-829-1040 to obtain an IRS change of address form.
  • Update driver, pet and other license data, and voter, vehicle and vessel registrations.
  • Gather Moving Supplies, boxes, tape and rope.
  • Make any necessary travel arrangements like airline, hotel and car reservations.
  • Get Estimates from Moving/ Rental Trucks Companies
  • Select Mover/Rental Truck Company and confirm date of move.
  • Finalize Real Estate needs.
  • Place legal, medical and insurance records in a safe accessible place.
  • Use the change of address form to tell your Post Office of your move.
  • Redirect newspaper and magazine subscriptions.
  • Inform friends and family members.
  • Notify banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions.
  • Notify doctors, dentists, vets and other service providers. Obtain Current Records.
  • Notify state and federal tax authorities and government agencies.
  • Save moving receipts(many moving expenses are tax deductibles; speak with your tax adviser about your moving expenses.)
  • Register & Transfer records/transcripts to new schools.

Two Weeks Before Moving

  • Inform gas, water, electric, local telephone and trash removal services of your move. Recover any deposits from your current accounts.
  • Sign up for services at your new address.
  • Inform phone company of your move.
  • Recruit moving day help.
  • Confirm travel reservations.
  • Arrange to close or transfer your bank accounts, if appropriate.

The Day Before Moving

  • Set Aside moving materials like tape measure, pocket knife, packing boxes and markets.
  • Pick up rental truck.
  • Check oil and gas in your car.
  • If traveling, check that have you have tickets, charge cards and other essentials.