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Make a checklist of all the critical things you need to do before moving to your new city--it will save time and many headaches! Here are some essential tasks that tend to get overlooked when moving to a new city:

  • Notify your landlord that you are moving. If you are selling your house, talk to a broker about putting your home on the market.
  • Fill out a change of address form with the United States Post Office and change your address with credit card companies and subscriptions.
  • Call your utility providers and set a date for ending service, and set them up when you arrive in your new city.
  • Ask your doctors for copies of your medical records and those of any family members moving with you.
  • Request records from your children’s schools.
  • If your current bank doesn’t have a branch in your new city, inquire about opening an account at a new bank before you get there.
  • Send an email out to friends and family with your new phone number and address.
  • Cancel gym, club and movie rental memberships in your old neighborhood.

 

Posted: 10/20/14