At Pack & Ship America we do everything possible to make sure your move is hassle-free – which is why we’ve provided this quick check-list of links and activities you need to consider prior to moving.
One Month Before Moving
- Complete a change of address form from the United States Postal Service.
- Complete an IRS change of address (PDF) form.
- Make moving arrangements with Pack & Ship America at 1-888-929-9149
- Complete travel arrangements
- Obtain backup copies of your medical and dental records, x-rays and prescription histories.
- Set up a checking account with a bank in your new city.
- If you have a pet or pets, arranged for their transportation and locate a veterinarian in your new hometown.
- Begin using your existing food, leaving less to pack and spoil.
Two Weeks Prior to the Move
- Call the utility services in your new hometown and let them know the specific date you’ll need service. Inform electric, disposal, water, newspaper, magazine subscription, phone and cable companies of your move.
- Confirm your travel reservations.
- Reserve the freight elevator if you’re moving from a high-rise.
- Clean rugs and clothing a final time and have them wrapped for moving.
- Close your bank accounts and wire your funds to your new bank. Before closing your account, be sure you have no outstanding checks or unprocessed automatic payments.
- Make copies of any important documents before mailing or hand carry them to your new address.
- Check with your insurance agent to ensure you'll be covered through your homeowner's or renter's policy during the move.
- Defrost freezer and refrigerator. Place deodorizer inside to control odors.
- Give a close friend or relative your travel route and schedule so you can be reached if needed.
On Moving Day
- Verify that all closets, drawers, shelves, attic and garage are empty.
- Carry important documents, currency and jewelry yourself.
- Carry travelers checks for quick, available funds.
After Arriving At Your New Home
- Renew your driver's license, auto registration and tags.
- Shop around for new insurance policies, especially auto coverage.
- Revise your will and other legal papers to avoid longer probate and higher legal fees.
- Locate the hospitals, police stations, veterinarian and fire stations near your home.