Moving Checklist and Relocation Tips
What to do before moving day:
If you are leasing, notify your landlord or management company in writing at least
one full month in advance of your move.
Contact all utility companies and schedule shut off dates. These include water,
electricity, natural gas, cable, trash service and possibly, telephone service.
your number or request a new number for your new home.
Have gas, electricity and water services connected at your new residence the day
before you move in. Have someone present if possible to make sure there are no leaks
or other issues. Have services scheduled to be turned off at your old address the day
after you move.
one month in advance of your move.
- First Class, Priority and Express Mail: 12 months unless otherwise requested.
- Newspapers and Magazines: 60 days.
- Packages weighing 16 ounces or more: 12 months locally. You pay forwarding charges if you move outside the local area. If you do not want this class of mail forwarded, contact your local Post Office.
- Mail Address Change Notification cards to people and businesses who send you mail.
will not move them for you.
to move into your residence immediately.
jewelry, family photos, etc.
weeks in advance.
at least 24 hours.
knife, tape, etc.