Local Movers: Change of Address Checklist


As exciting as it is to start afresh after a move, the whole process can also be very stressful and overwhelming too. Ensure your upcoming relocation is ultra-efficient and as trouble-free as possible with the following change of address checklist from our local movers at NCMSS. As well, our professionals also provide a few helpful suggestions to simplify your big day.

4 to 6 Weeks Pre-Move

  • Contact the post office and arrange to have your mail forwarded to your new address.

2 to 3 Weeks Pre-Move

  • Pick up moving supplies and boxes.
  • Call to transfer the phone line to your new place.
  • Clean out your space and drop off items you don’t need at the dump or a charity.
  • Dispose of caustic cleaners, old paint, and other household chemicals properly by bringing them to a Toxic Waste Center.
  • Contact the cable company to arrange for the return of any cable equipment.

Update your contact information with the following businesses:

  • Bank Account
  • Credit Cards
  • Employer
  • Driver’s license
  • Doctor
  • Dentist
  • Health cards
  • Insurance
  • Magazine subscriptions and other mailings
  • Other Memberships

Here are a few more considerations before your move:

  • Make reservations and travel arrangements, if need be.
  • Notify your child(ren)’s school and transfer their records.
  • Register your child(ren) at their new school.
  • Get copies of dental and medical records.
  • Get copies of veterinary records if you have pets.
  • Arrange to transfer license plates and car insurance.

8 to 14 Days Pre-Move

  • Dispose of all flammable materials properly, at the correct facilities.
  • Coordinate moving major appliances.
  • Arrange the disconnection and reconnection of utilities from old to new house.

2 to 7 Days Pre-Move

  • Figure out what you’ll be bringing with you if travelling by bus, train, plane or car.
  • Pack an overnight bag with basics, enough for one or two days, such as toiletries, medication, and clothes.
  • Prepare a separate box with essential items you’ll need to keep with you for your first few days, and mark it clearly with a sign that says, “Do Not Move.”

The Day Before the Move

  • Clean your stove; Empty, defrost, and clean your fridge.
  • Pack your personal items – except for your alarm clock – bedding, jewelry, and any other necessary clothing.
  • Take down curtains and curtain rods.

On Moving Day

  • Keep any paperwork you may need nearby.
  • Hand over the keys to the landlord, new owner or put them in a safe place.
  • Perform a final walkthrough to ensure you’ve packed everything.

Local Movers

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