Must Do Checklist

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There are some items that need to be handled whether you are moving to a near by town or across the country.  These are the simplest of things and most often forgotten.  The items on this list should be the first things you take care of after you have found a new place to call home.  Make sure you cross off each item on this list BEFORE you make the move!

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  • Make a budget 
  • Get your finances in line (security deposit, down payment, fees, moving expenses)
  • NOTIFY CURRENT LANDLORD  and leave forwarding address
  • Change address at post office (have mail forwarded)
  • Change address at the bank (and order new checks)
  • Change address for credit cards
  • Change address for cell phone company
  • Give family and friends new address
  • Update emergency contact forms (doctors office, schools, work)
  • Change drivers license (update address or acquire new state license)
  • New electric service / disconnect old service
  • New gas service / disconnect old service
  • New trash service / cancel old service
  • New water service / disconnect old service
  • New internet and cable service / disconnect old service
  • Notify school of new address or if you will be leaving school
  • Notify daycare of new address or if you will be leaving