- U.S. Postal Service
- Telephone (home and wireless)
- Insurance companies(property, health)
- Educational facilities
- Childcare and pet care
- Doctors, veterinarians, lawyers and other professional services.
- Magazines, newspapers and other subscriptions
- Clubs and memberships
- Financial institutions: bank accounts, loans, credits cards, autopay services
- Auto finance company
- Department of Motor Vehicles
- Social Security Administration
- State/federal tax bureaus and the electoral roll
- Tax assessor
Color code each room in your new home, then pack and label your boxes to match their new location.
Use suitcases to pack clothes you’ll need right away.
Keep essential items close on hand: Tape, scissor, utility knife, hand soap, dish soap, kitchen sponge, hand towels, cleaning supplies, garbage bags, toilet paper, flashlight, batteries, matches, emergency kits, snacks and beverages , cups and plates.
Include kids in your moving strategy; Let them plan their new bedroom and help you pack.
Your pets are moving too: Keep water bowls, food, collars, leashes and licenses nearby along with a familiar toy to reduce their anxiety.
If possible, take a day or two to unpack and settle into your new home.