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July 31, 2022

Moving plan and other checklists you need

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So you’ve decided to move and have your moving date all set, but don’t know where to start? Well, firstly the most important thing to have is a moving plan. A moving plan is necessary to make your move smooth and stress-free. It is a guide that entails details and checklists for the move. Moving plan and other checklists you need are:

A moving plan makes your move a less stressful
A moving plan makes your move less stressful

Change of address checklist

This lists all things and accounts that need to be closed/ paid or changed before the move. The following things need to be taken care of as soon as you know your moving date.

  • IRS

If you’re moving to a different state, find a new tax agency and bring all your paperwork from the previous agency with you. Be careful about this because you don't want to be paying taxes in the state you don't live in anymore because this major mistake could cost you a lot.

  • Post office

Change your postal address online on the USPS website or you can go in person to do so, though the latter takes longer. Do this a week or 2 before you move to allow enough time for your mail to come to your new house. Don’t wait till the last minute!

  • Utility company

When you’ve finalized your moving date, calling your cable and lighting company should be a top priority. Inform them on time to pay off your bill and possibly transfer your services to your new address.

Garbage and home security are amongst a few other utilities that the address should be changed. Call your providers and get this done at least 2 weeks before the move.

  • Social security office

The government needs to be updated about your move if you receive benefits from them. You can easily change your address online and update your Information. Once you do this, you'll be able to continue receiving payments from the government.

  • Doctor

Changing doctors or a pediatrician is very understandably challenging because people tend to build a bond with their medical care providers and it’s hard to trust someone new with your health. Giving you and your child/children’s doctor your new address is imperative because they can send your medical records to your new address or your new doctor.

Another thing you could do is find out beforehand if your doctor’s office has the same office in your new city or state.It is crucial to do this ahead of time. So we would suggest you do this a month before your move. Also, make a note to inform your dentist and any other healthcare providers you may have.

  • Employer

Let your employers know about the move to give them enough notice. If you transfer to another city while still working for the same employer, give them your new address before you move.

If you will be working for a different company, inform your new employer of your address at least 3 to 4 weeks before the move. This allows your previous employer to send important tax documents and other documents that you’ll need to present when starting your new job.

  • Renters insurance OR Homeowners Insurance

Very important to change your address on your home/renter’s insurance policy. This has to be done early because your new home should be insured before your move-in day. Other insurance companies you should inform about your move are:

  • Car insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Medical insurance

  • Dmv

As soon as you’ve moved to your new state or new address, even if it's in the same state, you need to go to the DMV and change your address so you can get a new license or ID with your current address. This is very important and should be done within the first 30 days of your move.

  • Bank

This can be easily done online on your bank app. We recommend you do this at least a week or 2 before you move.

  • Subscription services

You don’t want to be stuck wondering what happened to your favorite subscription magazine right? So make sure to check all your subscriptions and change them to your new address. You can change the address of your subscriptions online or by calling in.

Always have your checklists handy especially on moving day

Always have your checklists handy especially on moving day

Different subscriptions to remember to change especially before your move are:

  • Netflix
  • Amazon
  • Hulu
  • Vogue magazine
  • Beauty boxes
  • Uber
  • Paypal


Budgeting is essential for making sure you stay within your budget. It is very easy to overspend when you don’t have a budget and as a result, put a strain on your funds. Budget for movers, packing supplies, and all logistics.

Moving is expensive as it is, so try to save as much as you can by budgeting.


Outline exactly how and where you’ll start packing. This plan is great if you're hiring professional packers because it will tell them where to start, where the rooms are etc. it’s also great if you have family and friends helping you.


Take this checklist with you to the store when getting your supplies so you don’t forget anything you need for the packing process.

  • Ziplock bags
  • Bubble wrap
  • Boxes
  • Flat-screen tv cover
  • Markers
  • Labels
  • Scissors
  • Tool kit
  • Gloves


A floor plan is essential especially if you have a big house, you’ll give it to the movers so they know the outline of your home and where to start moving items. Also, use this for family and friends if you’re moving yourself with their help.


It is a checklist that ticks off all the above checklists to make sure that you’ve completed everything regarding the move. A moving day plan and checklist also have to include the items you're taking with you in your car, the last house check, double-checking that you gave the movers the correct address for the new house, etc.

A moving plan shouldn't have to be complicated. If you aren’t sure of where to start then ask around, research, and come up with your checklists and plans. Doing this will help prepare you better and relieve the anxiety that comes with moving. Remember that moving can get overwhelming, thus, it is important to take care of yourself first while in the process.

Once you have your moving date and are ready to start the process, give Capital City Movers a call at (718) 619 4881 for a FREE QUOTE, and visit our website for more information on our services.


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