New Home Checklist
Moving at its best is an unsettling experience for the entire family. At Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Advantage Realtors, we smooth the way and make things easier by providing, relocation information, special data regarding school districts, and one of our sales associates will work with you, who specialize in your neighborhood.
You'll want to start preparing for your move a month or two in advance. Feel free to print the following checklist.
Before a move checklist
__ Collect cardboard boxes and other containers for moving.
__ Discard items that you will not be moving.
__ Find a moving company, get an estimate. Ask for referrals. Call your local and state Better Business Bureau to check them out.
__ Have draperies and/or carpets cleaned before you move and then pack them for protection.
__ Inform your company of the address change for their mailings - ESPECIALLY your W-2 Form.
__ Notify the following companies, agencies, and/or people of your move. establish contacts in new area...
__ Request a transcript of your children's school records. Contact the new school.
__ Charge accounts, credit cards
__ Give forwarding address to Post Office four to six weeks in advance.
__ Friends, relatives, and business contacts
__ Subscriptions- book clubs, magazine, newspaper, record clubs
__ Drivers License
__ Stock Broker
__ Transfer funds
__ Obtain credit references
__ Federal and State taxes
__ Social Security (if receiving benefits)
__ Veterans administration
__ Ask for referrals
__ Birth records
__ Insurance- life, health
__ Medical records
__ Pet records
__ Prescription histories
__ Transfer optical, prescriptions, X-ray
__ Telephone - Keep your phone service on through moving day...You may need it!!
When you get to your new home checklist
__ Call a locksmith to change EVERY "access lock"!! (alarms, sheds, mailboxes too.)
__ Check the pilot lights in your stove, furnace, hot water heater.
__ Check the telephone, gas, electricity, water.
__ Go through your check list above - make sure each item has been completed.
__ Purchase a new city or village sticker for your car.
__ Register to vote.
__ Register your car with a new state & get a new driver's license within 14 days.
NOTE: Keep track of your moving expenses, some may be tax deductible!!
The BUSIEST moving season is the summer.
Most people move on the first and last days of the month.