Change of address Checklist

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Lists and checklists are your best friend when relocating to a new home or city. Whether you rely on moving apps to help you get everything done, or if you’re a tried-and-true notepaper sort of person, make sure you follow this handy guideline for ensuring you successfully change your address (and/or cancel services) with the organizations and people you rely on every day.

A. Utility Providers

___ Electricity

___ Gas

___ Water

___ Sewer

___ Garbage/Recycling

___ Telephone

___ Cell Phone

___ Cable

___ Internet

B. Household Services

___ Yard/Garden Maintenance

___ Housecleaning

___ Handyman Services

___ Pool Cleaning

___ Water Delivery

___ Food Delivery

C. Local Business Providers

___ Family Doctor

___ Veterinarian

___ Attorney

___ Accountant

___ Optometrist

___ Dentist

D. Family Services

___ Child’s School

___ Babysitter

___ Daycare

___ Tutor/Private Teachers

___ Sports Teams/Coaches

E. Financial Accounts

___ Banks

___ Loan Providers

___ Credit Card Companies (including individual department stores)

___ Health Insurance

___ Auto Insurance

___ House Insurance

___ Life Insurance

___ Pension Plan/Retirement

F. Government Offices

___ IRS

___ Social Security

___ Pension

___ Unemployment Office

___ Car/Boat/RV Registration

___ Driver’s License

G. Subscriptions

___ Newspaper

___ Magazine

___ Book Clubs

___ Music Clubs

___ Monthly Deliveries

H. Miscellaneous

___ Alma Mater

___ Professional Organizations/Clubs

___ Charities

It’s always a good idea to register your change of address with the U.S. Postal Service, as well. A forwarding address form will help make sure all mail is directed to your new address. (Remember, though, that this service doesn’t last forever, so you will need to eventually change your address at each individual provider.)

One great tip for ensuring that you don’t forget anyone is to start a list about two months before your move. Take note of every piece of mail that comes in and who you’ll need to contact to update your information. You can also make an announcement on Facebook (assuming your profile is private) to your family and friends so that everyone can be sure to find you in your new home.

Source:  NAVL

Disaster Supplies Kit | Hurricane Preparedness

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BASIC DISASTER SUPPLIES KIT

A basic emergency supply kit could include the following recommended items:

  • Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
  • Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Manual can opener for food
  • Local maps
  • Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger
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5 Clever Packing Tips

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CLEVER PACKING TIPS

Use a plastic garbage bag with a draw string to pack up your closet. Then you can go directly from the old closet to the new, while keeping you clothes organized. Total time saver! Not to mention all the boxes you will save. Its the greatest trick ever.

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Layer your plates between Styrofoam plates.  This makes life SO much easier, because not only is it easy to pack, it’s a snap to unpack, and they’re perfectly protected.

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Moving Tip – Packing Tape As Nut and Bolt Holder: Gather loose bolts and nails for furniture, etc. by sticking them to a length of packing tape and layering another piece on top; label what they go with. (They eavesdropping even go in a little Ziploc) You can even tape them to the furniture piece, wall art, etc. so you don’t have to search for them after the move.

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BONUS CLEVER IDEA

Press’n Seal Saran Wrap is your friend!  simply wrap your jewelry box up in this sticky stuff and then pack it away in a box.  When you get to your new home all you have to do was unwrap it and hang it up.  No having to fuss with each piece of jewelry.  So easy!!

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Cross Country Moving

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Cross Country Moving Company Services:              

When compared with other cross country moving companies, we offer a full scope of moving and storage services that ensure we are the cross country movers who can accommodate your unique needs. Florida Moving Systems, Inc. – North American Van Lines has a wide range of services that include full-service packing, packing materials sale, fragile-only packing, custom crating, unpacking/uncrating/debris removal, short- and long-term storage, vehicle shipping, piano moving, third party services and so much more. We offer many more services than typical cross country moving companies, ensuring when you move your life across the nation, your move will be the last thing you have to worry about.

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Moving Do’s and Don’ts

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DO:  

 

Do start planning your move at least a month in advance.

Do go through all of your closets and drawers and get rid of items you don’t need or haven’t used in a long time.

Do have a yard sale or donate items you no longer need.

Do make a list of all of the packing supplies you need. Ask your mover for assistance.

Do get at least three written estimates

Do label boxes with the contents and room

Do stay present on moving day. The movers are going to have questions and you need to be there to ensure a smooth move.

Do stay hydrated during the move and wear appropriate clothing and shoes.

Do get a good night’s sleep before the move.

Do have a “moving day survival kit.” These are items that you need in the event you don’t completely unpack. It should include toiletries, towels, a change of clothes and bedding.

Do make a list of everything you need to do on moving day.

Do make sure you have adequate insurance coverage. Ask your mover for assistance.

Do make necessary arrangement for pets.

Do make sure you have necessary medications.

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DON’T:

Don’t have small children with you on moving day.

Don’t select your mover on price alone. Make sure the company is reputable, insured, licensed and experienced.

Don’t overload boxes. Ask your mover for advice on what should be packed in the appropriate sized box.

Don’t pack valuables such as jewelry and important documents. Keep them with you.

Don’t forget to make the necessary arrangements for correspondence and utilities.

Don’t forget to make arrangements for meals and snacks before during and after the move.

Don’t forget to check your calendar for scheduling conflicts and ask for necessary days off at work.

Don’t leave packing for the last minute. Be done in advance so that you are free to supervise the move or deal with any unexpected issues.

 

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