Before You Move:
¨ Notify post office, charge accounts, credit card companies, utility companies, past employer (for tax return purposes), subscriptions, family and friends, etc. of address change
¨ Close out local bank accounts and set up new bank account, if necessary or call to change address
¨ Notify insurance companies of new location for coverage
¨ Obtain school records, legal records and other important documents
¨ Obtain medical records and history, transfer prescriptions, and research/request referrals for doctors, dentists, specialists, etc. if moving to a new town
¨ Use up perishables, defrost freezer, clean refrigerator
¨ Prepare large appliances and rugs for proper moving
¨ Disconnect utilities and get refunds for any deposits made
¨ Notify and register children in new school
¨ Request a relocation package from your REALTOR® or the city's Chamber of Commerce
On Moving Day:
¨ Double check rooms, closets, and cabinets for possible items left behind
¨ Make sure children have books and games to keep entertained during travel
¨ Prepare pets for transportation
¨ Carry jewelry and important documents on your person
¨ Leave all old keys needed for new tenant/owner with your REALTOR®
At Your New Address:
¨ Check on utility services - gas, electric, water, telephone, etc.
¨ If relocating to new state, register car within 5 days of arrival and apply for state driver's license
¨ If staying within state, obtain a driver's license with your new address on it
¨ Register children in school if you haven't done so already
¨ Set up new patient appointments with doctors, dentist, etc.
¨ Explore your neighborhood!
¨ File for homestead exemption at your parish court house. This will allow you to receive a deduction on property taxes if home is purchased as primary residence.