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Moving Checklist

One Month Before Moving
Fill out change of address form for post office.
Fill out an IRS change of address form.
Make arrangements with moving company or
      reserve a rental truck.
Make necessary travel arrangements with
      airlines, buses, car rental agencies & hotels.
Transfer memberships in churches, clubs and
     civic organizations.
Set up a checking account in your new city.
Make arrangements for transporting pets.
Start using up food items, so that there is less
      left to pack and possibly spoil.
Obtain medical and dental records, x-rays and
      prescription histories. Ask doctor and dentist
      for referrals and transfer prescriptions.
Check into the laws and requirements of your
      new city regarding home-based businesses,
      professional tests, business licenses and any
      special laws that might be applicable to you.
Take inventory of your belongings before
      they're packed; in the event you need to file
      an insurance claim later. If possible, take
      pictures or videotape your belongings. Record
      serial numbers of electronic equipment.

One to Two Weeks Before Moving
Arrange for help on moving day.
Confirm travel reservations.
Reserve elevator if moving from an apartment.
Have appliances serviced for moving.
Clean rugs and clothing and have them
      wrapped for moving.
Plan ahead for special needs of infants.
Defrost freezer and refrigerator, Place
      deodorizer inside to control odors.
Give a close friend or relative your travel route
      and schedule so you may be reached if
Switch utility services to new address. Inform
      electric, disposal, water, newspaper,
      magazine-subscription, telephone and cable
      companies of your move.
Close bank accounts and have your funds
      wired to your new bank. Before closing, be
      sure there are no outstanding checks or
      automatic payments that haven't been
Collect valuables from safe-deposit box. Make
      copies of any important documents before
      mailing or hand carry them to your new
Check with your insurance agent to ensure
      you'll be covered through your homeowner's
      or renter's policy during the move.

On Moving Day
Double check closets, drawers, shelves, attic
      and garage to be sure they are empty.
Carry important documents, currency and
      jewelry yourself, or use registered mail.
Carry traveler's checks for quick, available

After Arriving at Your New Home
Renew your driver's license, auto registration
      and tags.
Shop around for new insurance policies,
      especially auto coverage.
Revise your will and other legal papers to
      avoid longer probate & higher legal fees.
Locate the hospitals, police stations,
      veterinarian and fire stations near your home.

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Bellevue, WA 98004
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