Plan Ahead for the Big Move

Budget For Moving Expenses:

  • Earnest money deposit for new home
  • Home inspections and repair fees
  • Appraisal on new home
  • First time buyer class fees
  • Moving boxes, trucks and packing tape

Change Address:

  • DMV for your license
  • Post office
  • Bank accounts
  • Credit cards 
  • Loans
  • Homeowners insurance
  • Auto insurance
  • Gym membership

Children / Pets:

  • New daycare providers
  • New school and transfer records
  • Doctor and move medical records
  • New vet and move vet records

Keys / Moving Out:

  • Make plans with realtor to get new keys
  • Hand in old keys
  • Clean existing home and remove all personal items
  • Consider changing locks on new home


  • Boxes and packing tape
  • Moving vehicle(s)
  • Start / Stop Utilities:
  • Telephone, cable and internet
  • Gas, electric and water
  • Garbage and recycling
  • Give your landlord 30 days notice