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There's No Place Like Home!

Your Lake Shore Specialist Since 2001

Mary DuBois Adamek
(218) 820-0090

Make Your Move Checklist

Make Your Move Checklist

By being well-prepared for your move, you can help ensure it goes as smoothly as possible. Here's a detailed checklist to get you started!

Arrange for a mover or moving truck (call early!)

  • Ask for referrals from your agent and friends

Get moving supplies

  • Boxes, tape, labels, markers
  • Packing materials: newspaper, bubble wrap

Change your address

Complete a change-of-address card at the post office.
Notify others directly:
  • Contacts such as your employer, insurance agent, bank, credit card companies, cell phone company
  • Attorney, accountant, doctor, dentist
  • Magazines subscriptions and publications (send a copy of your mailing label)
  • Other contacts (clubs, associations)
  • Friends and relatives

Settle financial matters

  • Close local charge accounts
  • Transfer bank accounts
  • Empty safe deposit box

Cancel and set-up services

  • Newspapers
  • Home security
  • Garbage collection
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Lawn or snow removal
  • Cleaning service

Cancel and set-up utilities

  • Telephone/Internet
  • Electrical
  • Gas/fuel oil
  • Water/sewer

Contact schools and day care

  • Notify of move
  • Request children’s records and/or transcripts

Tie up loose ends

  • Obtain medical and dental charts and records
  • Get copies of prescriptions