Tips Moving Into Your New Home

Tips For Moving Into Your Next Home



There are so many things to think about when moving! Here's a comprehensive checklist to help you stay on track.



  • Create a "move file" to keep track of estimates, receipts and other important information.

  • Check with the IRS for possible tax deductions - including moving expenses.

  • Contact the Chamber of Commerce to request their new resident packet.

  • Call alarm monitoring company to have the system transferred to your name as of the date of closing.

  • Call your cellular phone service company to have your plan(s) changed and moved to your new location..

  • Submit your change of address form(s) to the Post Office for mail and magazines, or access USPS to obtain a change of address form.

  • Notify your financial institution of your move.

  • Order new checks from your bank.

  • Arrange for moving assistance.

  • Notify your employer(s) of your change of address.

  • Notify your creditors of your change of address and phone number.

  • If you are moving from out-of-state, get your emissions test done. Colorado requires this test before you can get your license plates. If you are moving to a different county within Colorado, notify the State and possibly get new license plates.

  • Update your driver’s license or get a new one if moving from another state.

  • Register your automobiles with the State in the county you will be residing in.

  • Make an inventory of your household goods, begin to remove clutter by having a garage sale.

  • Transfer your insurance policy or make arrangements for new auto insurance.

  • Register to vote.

  • Register your kids at their new schools or submit a change of address with their school.

  • Make arrangements to have your, and your family’s, medical and dental files transferred to your new doctors.

  • Arrange for veterinarian records to be transferred.