Moving Checklist



Moving Checklist

Notify Utilities:

  • Black Hills Gas: 888-890-5554
  • East Dubuque/Nicor Gas: 888-642-6748
  • Alliant Energy/Electric: 800-255-4268
  • Maquoketa Valley Electric: 800-927-6068
  • Jo Carroll Electric: 800-858-5522
  • Dubuque Water/Refuse: 563-589-4144
  • East Dubuque Water/Refuse: 815-747-3416
  • Asbury Water Department: 563-582-4151
  • Media-com Cable/Phone/Internet: 563-557-8020
  • BFI Waste Services: 563-556-5393
  • Phone:
    • Qwest:800-244-1111
    • McLeod:800-500-3453

Contact the following with your new address:

  • Charge accounts
  • Post office with a change of address card
  • Magazine subscriptions
  • Newspapers or other deliveries
  • Mail order clubs (music, book, or video)
  • Church
  • Past employers (in last year-to make sure you receive your W2’s)
  • Bank
  • Investment Companies (ex. 401K) 

Notify Insurance Companies:

  • Homeowners
  • Auto
  • Life
  • Check with agent for coverage of life, car & household items enroute to your new home

Obtain records:

  • School records for children
  • Birth and church records
  • Any legal records
  • Pets
  • Medical
    • General practitioner-Dentist-Optometrist
    • Have any prescriptions filled or get written prescription from doctor

Before You Make The Move…….

  • Decide what you are taking with you and what you want to get rid of…maybe plan a garage sale.
  • Get estimates from moving companies, if using one.
  • Arrange for transporting pets or valuables.
  • Pack a kit of necessities that you may need, but are packed away:

- Cleaning supplies

      - Toilet paper

      - Broom / mop / bucket

      - Towels / rags

      - Light bulbs

      - Garbage bags

      - First aid kit

      - Snacks

If moving long distance:

- Have car tuned up

- Remember to keep kid’s books, games, or coloring book available for the road.