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5. Local Business Errands
Remember to complete transactions
with local businesses (for example,
picking up your dry cleaning).
6. Your New Address
In the flurry of preparing for the
move, you may often forget your
forwarding address – important
information when forwarding periodicals and credit card bills, as well as
keeping in touch with old friends.
Always keep your new address
handy in your wallet or purse.
7. Spare House Keys
The collection of spare house keys
can often be forgotten. Whether it
means getting them from neighbors
who kept them, or retrieving them
from under the rock next to the front
door, don’t forget to gather all sets
before you depart.
While more than 43 million Americans are planning to move this year, even
the most organized person will probably not be able to remember every
detail of the move – or every item. Mayflower suggests adding the above
10 points to the top of your moving preparation list.
8. Don’t Forget the Pets!
In most cases, moving companies
cannot transport animals or plants.
Remember to make arrangements for
their transfer. You don’t want to leave
“Man’s Best Friend” behind.
1. Medical Records
Obtaining copies of your medical
records including your dentist, veterinarian
and vaccine-immunization information
can often be overlooked. In some
cases, a notarized letter is required to
receive the official documentation; you
may need to contact the American
Medical Records Association to
determine your new state’s procedure.
2. School Records
Your child’s permanent school record
cannot follow him or her through life
if it’s left behind. In addition, school
records are usually required when
registering your child at a new
school. Often, copies will not be
sufficient, and records with a raised
seal will be necessary.
3. Garage Door Opener
Many people often forget to take the
electric garage door opener out of
their car before leaving. Remember
to leave the opener for the new
tenants or owners.
4. Safe Deposit Box Items
Many people forget to retrieve
important documents from their safe
deposit box. It is also wise to
establish a checking account in your
new town about a month prior to
your move so that you have immediate
access to your account.
9. Old Phone Numbers
Pack phone books from your old
town. You may think you’ll remember
the numbers you frequently call now
but, more likely, you’ll spend a small
fortune on directory assistance
charges to contact old friends or tie
up loose ends.
Although your focus will be on your
new home or apartment, you can’t
forget about preparing the old
residence for your exit. Remember to
leave out cleaning supplies for the
final “once over” before closing the
door for good, or make arrangements in advance for a service to
clean it for you.