HELPFUL HINTS FOR YOUR MOVE
FOUR TO SIX WEEKS BEFORE MOVING DAY:
Keep a notebook handy to jot down things you should do and any questions
that might arise.
Remember that each shipment requires at least 10 copies of your orders.
Tour your quarters from top to bottom and decide what you will move and
what you will discard.
Call the nearest personal property transportation officer and arrange for a
premove interview. The earlier you make the arrangements, the better. Some
offices work only on an appointment basis.
Let the post office know when you will be moving, what your new address
will be, and if you need a temporary forwarding address.
Prepare a list of friends, relatives, and business firms to notify of your change
of address. Send out change-of-address cards immediately. Magazines and
other monthly publications require at least 4 to 5 weeks notice.
Collect your childrens school records and credentials. Also arrange to get
any necessary letters of introduction or recommendations required for
professional or social endeavors at your new address.
Check with city and county assessors to see if you owe any taxes.
Contact your insurance agency and arrange to transfer your policy coverage
to your new address.
TWO OR THREE WEEKS BEFORE MOVING DAY:
Prepare your automobile for the trip. Equip your car with tools for emergency
use, such as lines, flares, and flashlights. Notify the Department of Motor
Vehicles of your change of address.
Arrange to close or transfer all charge accounts with local businesses.
Arrange with your bank and other financial institutions to have your
checking and savings accounts transferred. Transfer items from safety
deposit boxes. For immediate needs, or until your credit is established in the
new town, you may want to use travelers checks.
ONE WEEK BEFORE MOVING DAY:
Collect all items being cleaned, stored, or repaired. Return library books and
items borrowed from friends and neighbors.