FOUR LOCATIONS

Englewood
Boca Grande
North Port
Port Charlotte
 
 

Moving Checklist

 

 

SEND CHANGE OF ADDRESS TO:

  • Post Office
  • Bank
  • Credit card companies
  • Friends and relatives
  • Insurance companies — Life, health, fire, auto
  • Automobile — Transfer of car title registration, driver’s license
  • Utility companies — Gas, light, water, telephone, cable
  • Arrange for any refunds or deposits
  • Arrange for service in new location
  • Home delivery — Laundry, newspaper, magazine subscriptions
  • School records — Ask for copies or transfer children’s school records
  • Medical records — Medical, dental, prescription histories
  • Ask doctor and dentist for referrals
  • Transfer needed prescriptions, x-rays, etc.
  • Church, Clubs, Civic Organizations — Transfer memberships and get letters of introduction
  • Pets — Ask about regulations of pet licenses, vaccinations, tags, etc.

 

DONT FORGET TO

  • Empty freezers — Plan use of foods
  • Defrost freezer/refrigerator
  • Have appliances serviced for moving
  • Contact utility companies for connection — Water, power, cable, trash, etc.
  • Stay in contact with your mover — Check with the following: insurance coverage, packing and unpacking labor, arrival day, various shipping papers, method and time of expected payments
  • Plan special care and needs of infants, children, pets and potted plants

 

 

ON MOVING DAY:

  • Carry currency, jewelry, documents yourself
  • Plan for transporting pets — They can be poor traveling companions if unhappy
  • Let a close friend or relative know route and schedule you will travel including overnight stops; use him/her as message headquarters
  • Double check old closets, drawers, shelves to be sure they are empty
  • Leave old keys needed by new owner

 

Port Charlotte Real Estate Lawyer

This article is re-published as a courtesy of First American Title Insurance Corporation

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