Moving Checklist

To assist you in preparing for your move, you may want to pick up a copy of the U.S. Postal Service Movers Guide. In it, you will find those crucial Change of Address cards, along with other helpful tips for making a successful move. (And be advised that the Post Office is only required to forward magazine subscriptions for 60 days.)

The following is a convenient moving checklist to make sure you don’t forget anything:

CALL ALL UTILITY COMPANIES:

Con Edison/NYSEG – Seller is to request a final meter reading and provide a Notification of Owner transfer date.

Water Department – Seller is to request a final oil tank reading and obtain a Written Statement of Value (in dollars) of oil remaining in tank.

Cable/Satellite Television Company – Seller is to return any equipment, and buyer is to coordinate equipment and turn-on service.

Telephone – Seller is to request a final bill and provide a forwarding address; Buyer is to request new service.

Propane Company – Seller is to request final gas level and obtain a Written Statement of Value (in dollars) of propane remaining in tank; Buyer is to request new service.

GENERAL CLEANING:

Be sure the entire home is “broom clean.”

The attic and basement should be completely cleaned-out, properly disposing of any old paint cans and scraps of wood!

Make an appointment to have the septic tank cleaned-out a week prior to closing (if applicable).

GENERAL MAINTENANCE: NOTIFY HOUSEHOLD CONTACTS…

Pool Company

Landscaper/Gardener/Lawn Service

Lawn Sprinkler Service

Driveway Plow Service

Cleaning Service

MAIL/NEWSPAPERS:

File a Change of Address form with the Post Office.

For magazine subscriptions – One call to OneSwitch at 1-800-480-9583 and they will transfer all magazine subscriptions for free.

Call newspaper companies to cancel delivery.

OUT OF AREA MOVE:

Request a copy of all pertinent records: medical, dental, veterinarian, etc.

Collect all school records, as needed.

Close all bank accounts.

Empty safe deposit box.

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