& ELECTRIC - As a seller, make sure the utilities will be switched
over to the new owner. Call about two weeks before settlement to find
out what you will need to do to end the service. As a buyer, make
sure the seller has transferred the gas and electric service. Coordinate
the transfer with the sellers. It is generally cheaper to transfer
the utilities, than to allow the seller to have utilities shut off.
BOARDS - Contact the school boards in your new community to make arrangements
to have your children transferred to the new school or school system.
Also contact the old school board to let them know your kids will
be transferring out of that system. Do this as soon as you know where
you will be moving to.
Don't forget to ask for a schedule of when classes will start.
- Contact the local company at your new address. Expect the local
company to ask you who you want to select as long-distance provider,
if you are using one (if you don't make a lot of long-distance calls,
it can be cheaper to just use a calling card). If you are ordering
any additional services, it will probably be less expensive to get
them all at the time you are ordering your new service. Don't forget
to cancel your old service, effective on the date of your move.
OFFICE - At least 10 days before your move, submit a change of address
form at your local post office. The Post Office will also give you
a helpful moving package. In addition to notifying the Post Office,
notify each company that sends you monthly bills or other regular
mail you may need. Don't forget your insurance companies (car, life,
health, etc.), stock broker or investment advisor.
NEW SERVICES - Find a new bank, doctors, dentist, lawyers, accountants,
LOCAL LAWS - Find out if there
are laws or neighborhood restrictions in your new location that could
affect your move. Will a larger moving truck be allowed on the street?
Will you need to make arrangements through any local agency before
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