Planning for a Move

In the hubbub of moving, it can be easy to forget to wrap up some loose ends. Here are some things to remember as you transition to your new home:


Make sure you cancel service at the old home and activate it at your new home if applicable. 

  • Electricity
  • Telephone
  • Water
  • Cable, satellite, internet provider
  • Gas
  • If propane, oil tanks, solar panels are leased, make sure ownership change has been properly documented.


  • Don’t forget to change ownership of your security system and cancel your monitoring service 
  • If your home has smart home technologies, if the HUB stays with the property, be sure to change ownership.

Professional Services: 

Change your address

  • Financial brokerage (s) 
  • Accountant – find out from your accountant what forms you need from closing to keep on hand for taxes 
  • Doctor 
  •  Dentist 
  •  Lawyer 
  •  Your employer 
  •  Vet 
  • Pharmacy


Change your address 

  • IRS 
  • Social Security 
  • Post Office 
  • Schools 
  •  State Licensing (driver’s license, vehicle registration, fish and game, etc) 
  • Library 
  • Veterans Administration 
  • Voters Registration


Change your address 

  • Country Club 
  •  Health and Fitness 
  •  Professional associations and affiliations

Insurance Companies: 

  • Accidental 
  • Auto
    Home – verify it is not cancelled until the property has changed hands 
  • Life 
  • Renters – cancel if you are buying a home

Business Accounts: 

  • Banks – get updated checks 
  • Cellular Phones 
  • Department Stores 
  • Finance Companies 
  • Credit Cards 
  • Other charge accounts


  • Magazines 
  • Newspapers 
  • Netflix


Make sure you cancel or transfer service

  • Housekeeper
  • Gardener
  • Pool Service
  • Exterminator

Of course, make sure you go through your keys – house keys, mailbox, storage sheds, etc, and provided these to the new homeowner (and make sure you get them from the homeowner selling you the home). Also get extra keys from friends and family who may have copies. Garage door and gate remotes should also get handed off to the next owner. Also remember to change your pet’s license and chip information and get a new id for their collars.

Make moving day less stressful by checking some of these off your list beforehand!