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  Sunday, February 18, 2018 
   


















Moving Hints
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Household Goods  
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  • Arrange a Moving Company (see our recommendations on the Circle of Home Services list) 
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  • Clear away the clutter 
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  • Collect everything not to be moved for a Garage Sale or Charity Donation (keep receipts for tax records) 
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  • Make an inventory of items to be moved 
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  • Discuss with your Moving Company, insurance coverage during shipment, packing and unpacking services, shipment of plants, flammables and spray cans, computer equipment, etc. 
    Address Change/Phone Number  
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  • Give forwarding address to the Post Office 
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  • Notify Employer and/or former Employer(s) to ensure W-2's are forwarded to new City address 
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  • Notify Banks, Brokerage Accounts, Charge Cards, Retail Credit Cards, Insurance Companies and Magazine Subscriptions 
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  • Notify Friends and Family 
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  • Notify any companies holding title to your automobile, boat, vacation homes, etc. 
    Banking  
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  • Set up checking and savings account in new City 
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  • Arrange credit references 
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  • Arrange to remove contents of Safe Deposit Box and cancel box rental 
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  • IMPORTANT: Stop all automated drafts from your checking or savings account and/or change the automated draft to your new accounts in the new City, this may include mortgage payments, utility, internet service, telephone, credit cards, etc. 
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  • After move and when all checks have cleared on your old checking/savings account, arrange for final transfer of funds to the new City accounts. 
    Automobile & Home Insurance  
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  • Contact Hanna Insurance for Home and Automobile insurance in new City (412) 967-9000  
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  • Notify your present insurance company of last day of coverage on your present home and make sure you receive credit for pre-paid homeowner insurance coverage  
    Schools  
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  • Contact new school to determine what information the school requires to enroll your child, ie, transcripts, immunization records, etc. 
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  • Notify children's school of pending move  
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  • Request transcripts and all school records be sent to new school 
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  • Obtain letters from teachers outlining strengths and areas of improvement for your children 
    Records  
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  • Ensure your have all family members… birth certificates, baptism records, passports, etc. 
    Utility Companies  
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  • STOP service in old City... START service in new City 
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  • Obtain refunds on any deposits 
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  • Return cable boxes, if necessary 
    Wireless Telephones  
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  • Set up wireless communications in new City 
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  • Stop wireless service in old City 
    Medical, Dental, Eye Doctor, Prescriptions  
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  • Ask your Doctor and Dentist for referral in the new City 
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  • Obtain copies of all medical, immunization records and dental records 
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  • Transfer needed prescriptions, eyeglasses, x-rays, etc. 
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  • Make sure you have the maximum supply of necessary prescriptions prior to your move to allow for timing on prescription transfer and initial meeting with new Doctor 
    Pets  
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  • Ask about registrations and licenses in new City 
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  • Obtain your pets medical records and ask for referral to Vet in new City  
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  • If you are transporting the pet(s) via air, train or bus, make sure license and vaccinations are current 
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  • Ask about kennel facilities in the new City or make sure temporary housing allows for pets 
    Church, Clubs & Organizations  
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  • Get letters of introduction from current contacts  
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  • Transfer memberships if applicable 
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