|Jill & Herb's
To Do List For Moving
This list will help you as you plan to move from your
current residence to your new residence. You can print
this out and use it as a check list.
NOTE: Keep track of your moving expenses. Some may
be tax deductible !!!!
1) What is the busiest moving season of the year?
2) At what time of the month do most people move?
The answers are given later.
These items are listed in the general order that you
will do them. You should begin about 6 to 8 weeks before
- Find a moving company. Have them give you a written
- Start discarding items that you will not be moving.
- Inform your company of the address change for their
mailings - especially your W2 form.
- Request a transcript of your children's school records.
Contact the new school.
- Begin looking into churches or synagogues to transfer
- Start collecting cardboard boxes and other containers
for moving. Begin packing out of season clothes and
- If you are going to be taking draperies and/or carpets,
have them cleaned before you move and then pack them
Notify the following companies/agencies/people of your
move. When applicable, contact new ones in the area
you're moving to.
- Electric company
- Gas company
- Telephone - Keep your current phone in service through
moving day. You may need it that day.
- Trash removal
- Auto insurance
- Other insurance (life, health)
- Stock broker
- Credit card companies
- Stores where you have charge accounts.
- Doctors/Dentists - ask for referrals in the new area.
- Motor vehicle department for your driver's license.
- Governmental agencies like the Social Security Office
(if you are receiving benefits), Veterans Administration,
federal and state tax offices.
- Newspapers, magazines, other publications you might
- Family, friends, business contacts - put together
a letter to be sent to these people.
- Book or record clubs.
- Cable T.V.
- Post Office - leave a forwarding address.
When you get to your new home:
- Check the telephone, gas, electricity, water.
- Check your a/c, hot
- Register to vote.
- Register your car with a new state within 5 days.
- Get a new driver's license.
- Purchase a new city or village sticker for your car.
- Go through your check list above - make sure each
item has been completed.
Answers to the questions:
1) As you might have guessed, the busiest moving season
is the summer.
2) Most people move on the first and last days of the
Using these two facts you can plan accordingly. For
instance, if you're planning to move in the summer,
make your arrangements far enough in advance.