Planning Your Move
Planning a move does not have to be stressful. In order to make your move go as smoothly as possible, Earl Farnsworth Express is here to help and has provided the following to facilitate the plan for your move.
EMAIL REMINDER MOVING CHECKLIST
With so much on your mind, it is impossible to remember everything you need to finish before your move. Earl Farnsworth Express can help you sign up for Mayflower’s Moving Reminder Checklist. When you enter your name, email address and the date of your move Mayflower will email weekly reminders to you eight weeks prior to your move. This will help to put your mind at ease and make the move easier by allowing us to remind you of each important step as they occur.
THINGS TO REMEMBER
Earl Farnsworth Express suggests adding these points to the top of your moving preparation list:
Destination Communication – Today most people carry a working cell phone if not be sure to establish new telephone service at your new residence as soon as possible. Preferably, before delivery day so there is a means of communication available between you and Farnsworth Express.
Important 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. If you are moving to a new state you may need to contact the American Medical Records Association to determine the procedures.
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 their new school. Often, copies will not be sufficient, and records with a raised seal will be necessary.
Old Phone Numbers – Pack phone numbers 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.
Completing Business – Remember to complete transactions with local businesses (for example, picking up your dry cleaning).
Address Of New Location – 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.
Change Of Address – The U.S. Post Office has provided information to help you notify all of the necessary parties of your move. Visit the Official Postal Service Change of Address website.
Cleaning The Old Residence – 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.
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.
Pets and Plants – In most cases, moving companies cannot transport animals or plants. Remember to make arrangements for their transfer, as well. The U.S. Post office has provided information to help you arrange moving your pets.
Final Banking – 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.
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.
NEW CITY INFORMATION HELPFUL LINKS
Moving to a new city brings with it a lot of uncertainty. We have provided some links to make your research easier.
- Search for a home in your new city using www.realtor.com, the Official Internet Site of the National Association of Realtors®.
- Search for businesses in your new area using SmartPages Internet Yellow Pages.
- To research schools in your new area, visit The School Report.
- For more information on your new city, visit Yahoo! Local or Google Plus Local.