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TERMINOLOGY

During the First Week After Moving
  • Locate police and fire stations as well as hospitals and gas stations near your home.
  • Scout your new neighborhood for shopping areas. You may need furniture tools or housewares unexpectedly.
  • Call the Department of Sanitation in your new town to find out which day the trash is collected. Also ask whether your new community has recycling programs.
  • Seek out new service providers such as a bank cleaners veterinarian.
  • Register to vote. Call your local board of elections for specific registration information. Ask them how to notify your previous voting district of your change of address.
  • If you have moved into a different state contact the Department of Motor Vehicles to exchange your driver's license.
  • Call your Chamber of Commerce for helpful information on: schools cable service cultural events and community activities Libraries and parks and availability of emergency calling services such as 911.
  • Provide your new doctor and dentist with your medical history. You may need to request your file from your previous doctor/dentist.
  • Transfer insurance policies to an agent in your new community. You may also wish to make a detailed list of your belongings their value and your coverage.
  • Give your new home a good cleaning.
  • Moving can be stressful. Watch for effects on family members and pets so you can give comfort and a helping hand.