Records & Documents
Remember to obtain copies of your and your family’s important documents such as medical records, dental records, vaccine information, as well as any veterinary records for the family pet(s). In some cases, a notarized letter will be required to receive official documentation (you
may need to contact the American Medical Records Association to inquire about your new state’s requirements). You may also want to consider transferring current prescriptions to a drugstore near you in your new town.
If you have hidden any valuables around the house, be sure to collect them (valuables such as jewelry should be carried with you).
Pack your current phone directory. You may not think you will need it, but chances are you may endure some charges for directory assistance
to contact some old friends or tie up loose ends.
Dry Cleaning, Tailors, Watches, Shoe Repair, Storage. Also remember to return any loaned items (Library Books, Movie Rentals, Borrowed
What is your new address?
Keeping your new address on you will come in handy. This important information will be needed when forwarding mail, credit card bills and
other important business contacts. You may also want to post it where the kids have access to it so that they can also give it to their friends.
Cleaning products should not be move. Remember to leave out cleaning products to do a last sweep of the house before closing the door for
good. Many people also make arrangements in advance for this service to be done for them.
Plants & Pets
In most cases, moving companies will not be able to transport your plants and/or pets. Remember to make travel plans for them as well.
It is common that people will forget to leave the electric garage door opener. Remember to leave the clicker for the new residences.
Bank on it
It is wise to open a checking account in your new town at least one month before. You may need access to funds immediately; keep in mind a
lot of banks will not cash out of town checks. Remember to also retrieve your important documents from your safe deposit box.
Remember to collect all of your spare keys. Whether it means retrieving keys from your neighbors or from under the mat at to the front door,
don’t forget to gather all sets before you depart.