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Moving Checklist

“It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.” Theodore Roosevelt

Moving Checklist

If you’re a current client of mine, I have already furnished you with a Moving Checklist in anticipation of your successful sale and transition to a new home. If you misplaced it, feel free to call me and I will gladly provide you with a new copy (631)831-9048

As we’ve discussed, there is a lot that goes into moving from one home to another and it’s the little things that many people overlook. As one of my clients, I always look to go the extra mile, to provide extraordinary service so that your every move is anticipated and planned.

Below is some extra details to consider as well and some helpful phone numbers to tie up loose ends and make things nice and smooth for your moving transition.

Thanks for your business!

Oh by the way, if you know someone who would appreciate this same high level of attention, please tell them about me and call me with their name and business number. I will gladly follow up with them and take great care of them. I am never too busy for your referrals.

Utility Information

Cablevision Customer Service: 631-348-6700 or
National Grid (gas and electric): 1-800-930-5003 to turn on/off service; 1-800-490-0045 Emergency (*Turn off service at 5pm the day you vacate)
LIPA: 1-800-490-0025
AT&T: 1-800-205-6268 or
Verizon: 1-800-837-4966 or
Suffolk County Water Authority: 631-698-9500 or
U.S. Post Office: 1-800-275-8777 or
Call Oil Company for final reading 2 days prior to closing.
Packing and Moving

Make special arrangements for the moving of pets or plants.
Prepare a list of all items you want to carry to your new home (such as jewelry and other personal valuables).
Pick up all personal items at local businesses (dry cleaning, film, storage).
Service all appliances for the trip.
All gas appliances must be emptied. It is illegal for movers to carry flammable liquids.
Verify with your moving company the date, time of arrival and method of payment.
Take inventory of all items you are moving.
Get some cash for traveling expenses.
Service your car thoroughly.
Let a close friend or family member know your travel route and schedule.
Records and Licenses

Obtain or transfer all medical and dental records.
Fill all prescriptions before leaving.
Change the address on your driver’s license.
Change all billing addresses for credit cards.
Order checks with your new address.
Change address or transfer banking accounts and safety deposit boxes.
Leave a record of any security system codes for the new owners.
Insurance and Legal Stuff

Visit your lawyer. Sign all necessary papers.
Transfer insurance to your new home, or obtain new insurance. Notify your insurance company well in advance of the move and ask to have your policy reviewed.
Ensure your mover’s insurance policies are adequate. If not, obtain your own.
If you rent, give written notice to your landlord.
Have all keys to your old home delivered to me or Lawyer.
On Moving Day

Double check rooms, closets, and cabinets for possible items left behind
Make sure children have books and games to keep entertained during travel
Prepare pets for transportation
Carry jewelry and important documents on your person
Leave all old keys needed for new resident with me
Enjoy the journey!