Have a Smooth Move

Moving can be an exciting time but also very hectic.  At ProGrowth, we want to help you get the mortgage financing you need with our ProGrowth Mortgage Promise™.  We've also prepared this SMOOTH MOVE checklist to assist you with all the little details that often slip through the cracks! 

BEFORE YOU LEAVE: 

ADDRESS CHANGE 

  • Post Office: give forwarding address. 

  • Accounts and credit cards. 

  • Subscriptions: notice requires several weeks. 

  • Friends and relatives. 

BANK 

  • Establish new bank accounts in your new city. Call ProGrowth at 1-888-458-6672.  We'll send you our QUICK SWITCH KIT and information about ProGrowth Bank and the  ProGrowth family of businesses.  We hope you'll choose ProGrowth Bank, and if you do,  the QUICK SWITCH KIT will make it easy to switch your accounts.
     

  • Empty safe deposit box. 

INSURANCE 

  • Notify your agent of new address for coverages: Life, Health, Fire & Auto. 

  • If you're new to the area or would like a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss appropriate coverage for your home and family, call ProGrowth Insurance Agency at 1-800-700-7954. 

UTILITY COMPANIES 

  • Gas, light, water, telephone, fuel, garbage and cable television. 

  • Get refunds of any deposits made. 

DELIVERY SERVICE 

  • Laundry, newspaper, etc... 

MEDICAL, DENTAL, PRESCRIPTION HISTORY 

  • Ask Doctor and Dentist for referrals. 

  • Transfer birth records, medical records, prescriptions etc... 

AUTOMOBILE 

  • Verify requirements for auto licensing. 

SCHOOLS 

  • Find out the school your children will attend and which records need to be transferred.

PETS

  • Ask about regulations for licenses, vaccinations, tags, etc.

AND DON'T FORGET TO:

  • Empty the freezer and refrigerator, plan for use of foods.

  • Defrost freezer and clean refrigerator. Use baking soda to eliminate odors.

  • Have appliances serviced for moving.

  • Check with your moving company for insurance  coverage, packing and unpacking labor, arrival day, various shipping papers, method, time of expected payment and provide phone number where they can reach you.

  • Empty gasoline from lawn mower and discard any cleaning fluids that are flammable. The mover will not allow them to be packed.

  • Label boxes that you will need right away.

  • Plan for the special needs of infants or pets.

  • Plan to have your car serviced before the trip. 

ON MOVING DAY:

  • Make hotel reservation if you are traveling for more than one day or have to wait for the movers to arrive.

  • Take a local phone directory with you for easy access to numbers of old friends, businesses, etc.

  • Carry enough cash or travelers checks to cover cost of moving services and expenses until you make banking connections in new city.

  • Carry jewelry and documents yourself.

  • Plan for transporting pets; they are poor traveling companions if unhappy.

  • Let close friend or relative know route and schedule you will travel including overnight stops; use him or her as message headquarters.

  • Double check closets, drawers, and shelves to be sure they are empty.

  • Leave old keys needed by new tenant or  owner with realtor or neighbor.

 AT YOUR NEW ADDRESS:

  • Arrange for someone to be at your  new home when the moving van arrives.

  • Inspect everything before you sign your moving receipt and find out how many days you have to claim any damages.

  • Obtain certified check or cashier's check  necessary for closing real estate transaction.

  • Check pilot light on stove, hot water heater, and furnace.

  • Have appliances checked.

  • Ask the mail carrier for mail he or she may be holding for your arrival.

  • Have new address recorded on driver's license or apply for state driver's license.

  • Visit city offices and register for voting.

  • Register car within five days after arrival in state or a penalty may have to be paid when getting new license plates.

  • Transfer motor club membership.

  • Register family in your new place of worship.

  • Register children in school.

  • Arrange for medical services: doctor, dentist, veterinarian, etc.

 We hope you have a Smooth Move!