Give address change to

  • Post office
  • Charge accounts and credit cards
  • Friends and relatives


  • Transfer funds and arrange check-cashing in new city
  • Arrange credit references
  • New address


  • Notify company of new location for coverage: Life, Health, Fire, and Auto
  • Address


  • Pick-up or transfer records

Services/Utility companies

  • Gas
  • Water
  • Telephone
  • Power company
  • Cable
  • Satellite
  • Landscape

Medical, Dental, and Prescription Histories

  • Ask doctor and dentist for referrals
  • Get copies of all medical records 
  • Charge accounts and credit cards
  • Transfer needed prescriptions

And don't forget to

  • Empty freezer
  • Defrost freezer and clean refrigerator
  • Clean carpeting and rugs
  • Arrange to have items wrapped for moving
  • Check Thermostat
  • Laundry/Cleaners

On moving day

  • Carry enough cash or travelers checks to cover cost of moving services
  • Carry documents, jewelry, and other valuables yourself.

At your new address

  • Leave old keys needed by new tenant or owner with realtor or attorney
  • Check on service or telephone, gas, electricity, and water
  • Check pilot light on stove, water heater, and furnace
  • Have new address recorded on driver's license
  • Register car within 30 days
  • Apply for state driver's license within 30 days
  • Register children in school
  • Arrange for medical services such as doctor, dentist, etc.