Whether moving across the street or across the country, the Moving Checklist is a handy reminder of things to do and people to inform regarding your new location.


  • Complete a “Change of Address” form at a USPS post office
  • Friends and relatives
  • Notify your employer
  • Notify any delivery services
  • Notify your gardener
  • Notify your housecleaners


  • Credit card companies (including all store and department store credit cards)
  • Banks and Credit Unions
  • Notify credit monitoring service (i.e. Lifelock if any)


  • Notify Insurance Companies such as Life, Health, Property, Auto, Dental, etc.)
  • Make sure Property Insurance Coverage for your new house is in place


  • Update your doctors, dentists etc.
  • Update your pharmacies
  • Update your veterinarian’s office
  • Update Health Insurers such as HMOs, agencies and brokers


  • Get school transcripts (some districts require that they be sent directly from the prior school)


  • Notify cable, gas, electric, water, telephone, fuel, and garbage companies
  • Get refunds on any deposits made
  • Return cable boxes, remote controls etc.
  • Cancel Alarm service


  • Carry enough cash or traveler’s checks to cover cost of moving services and expenses until you make banking connections in new city
  • Carry jewelry and documents yourself, or use registered mail
  • Double check closets, drawers, shelves to be sure they are empty
  • Leave old keys, garage door openers, broiler pans, house plans and instruction manuals needed by new owner with real estate agent
  • Have new address recorded on driver’s license and car registration (DMV)
  • Visit city offices and register to vote
  • Update any Toll passes such as fasttrak etc.
  • Update any memberships such as health clubs and wine clubs
  • Update any subscription services such as newspapers, magazines, netflix etc.
  • Arrange movers ahead of time (at least 2 to 3 weeks)