Amy Cimetta, Vista Sotheby’s International Realty

Moving Checklist


  • Make reservations with a moving company or truck rental company.
  • Hold a garage sale and sort through your “treasures” hidden in the garage, closets, etc.
  • Make any necessary repairs.
  • Arrange for any necessary cleaning services.
  • Get a change of address kit from the post office.
  • Open necessary bank accounts at your new location and transfer funds.
  • Make arrangements to transfer your insurance coverage: auto, fire, health and life.
  • Obtain copies of medical records from your doctor and dentist.
  • Transfer prescriptions.
  • Contact vital records and get copies of birth certificates, marriage certificates, etc.
  • Contact the utility companies (gas, electric, water, cable, trash disposal) and advise them of your moving date to arrange cancellation of service.
  • Cancel or transfer your newspaper subscriptions.

Just Before You Move

  • Defrost and empty the freezer and refrigerator. Store food in a cooler or give to family and friends.
  • Arrange to have cash or traveler’s checks until you can open a bank account at your location; store jewelry and other valuables in a safe place to take with you.
  • Pack an overnight bag with your personal items and some clothing.
  • Take care of those last few loads of laundry and dry cleaning.
  • Pack your “First Day” box and include towels, personal items, dish soap/cleaning supplies; utility knife, paper products, coffee, and all those “can’t live without” items.
  • Have appliances serviced for moving.
  • Plan for special needs of infants.

The Moving Day

  • Do your final walk through.
  • Double check closets, drawers, and shelves to make sure they are empty.
  • Leave all old keys needed by new tenant or owner with the Realtor.

At Your New Address

  • Check on service of telephone, gas, electric, and water.
  • Check pilot light on stove, hot water heater, incinerator, and furnace.
  • Have appliances checked.
  • Ask mailman for mail he may be holding for your arrival.
  • Have your new address recorded on your driver’s license.
  • Visit city offices and register for voting.
Amy Cimetta

Amy Cimetta

Broker Associate, MBA


License: 01774767

Vista Sotheby’s International Realty

2501 N. Sepulveda Blvd, 2nd Floor
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

310.542.9054 direct

310.428.8804 cell

“I have bought and sold many houses and Amy is the best agent I've ever had.”

-Jeannette Christensen
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