Our Moving Checklist

If you are ready to move in the Richmond area, this handy moving checklist will help make your move as smooth as possible. Just follow the checklist below step-by-step! Also, feel free to contact us if you need help selling your current Richmond, VA home—we are here to help!

Before You Move

Address Change
  • Post Office (give forwarding address)
  • Charge Accounts & Credit Cards
  • Licenses
  • Subscriptions (notice requires several weeks)
  • Friends & Relatives
  • Transfer Funds (arrange check-cashing in new city)
  • Arrange Credit References
  • Transfer Safe Deposit Box
  • Notify Company of New Location for Coverages (life, health, fire & auto)
Utility Companies
  • Gas, Light, Water, Telephone, Fuel, Garbage
  • Get Refunds on any Deposits Made
Delivery Service
  • Laundry, Newspaper, Changeover of Services
  • Ask Doctor/Dentist for Referrals
  • Transfer Needed Prescriptions, Eyeglasses, X-Rays
  • Obtain Birth & Medical Records
  • Arrange for School to Transfer Records or Secure Transcripts
  • Research Regulations for Licenses, Vaccinations & Tags

Don’t Forget to do the Following:

  • Empty Freezer
  • Defrost Freezer & Clean Refrigerator
  • Have Appliances Serviced for Moving
  • Clean Rugs or Clothing Before Moving
  • Plan for Special Care (needs of infants or pets)

Moving Day Has Arrived

  • Carry enough cash or traveler's check to cover cost of moving services and expenses until you make banking connections in new city.
  • Carry jewelry and documents yourself; or use registered mail.
  • Plan for transporting of pets.
  • Let close friends or relatives know route and schedule you will travel including overnight stops.
  • Double-check closets, drawers, shelves to be sure they are empty.
  • Final check water, furnace and lights shut off; be sure windows and doors are locked.
  • Leave old keys with REALTOR® or new owner.

Once You’ve Moved

  • Obtain certified check or cashier's check (if necessary) for your real estate transaction. It may be necessary to do this before you leave. Consult your Joyner Fine Properties agent.
  • Check on service of telephone, gas, electricity, water and garbage..
  • Check pilot light on stove, hot water heater and furnace; check appliances
  • Ask mailman for mail he might be holding for you.
  • Apply for state driver's license.
  • Register car within 5 days after arrival in state or penalty may have to be paid when getting new license plates.
  • Obtain inspection sticker and transfer motor club membership.
  • Visit city offices and register to vote.
  • Register children at new school.
  • Register family in new place of worship.
  • Arrange for medical services (doctor, dentist, veterinarian, etc.)

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