Reserve a moving
address with US Post office
of Motor Vehicles
Measure new place for furniture and window coverings (doorways,
walls, stairs, elevators)
Check with new community to see what services you need.
Local Phone Service:
Pacific Bell 800-310-2355
Long Distance Provider
(research the best provider for your needs)
Gas and Electric: SDGE 800-411-7343
Cable: 858-695-3220 or 619-262-1122 depending on neighborhood
Get clean boxes, bubble wrap, packing tape, scissors,
rope, furniture pads.
Pack a separate box with valuables, medicines, birth certificate
Pack plates on edge, not flat.
Cushion boxes containing breakables.
Leave clothing in drawers.
Take apart beds and tables and tape hardware to them.
Wrap paintings and mirrors in blankets.
Pick up truck
Load truck with heavy items first
Put all boxes in appropriate room in new home
Do final clean of old place after last load is unloaded
all cabinets/closets for remaining items
Get Settled In
Get involved in a local service organization like the Rotary Club
or religious congregation
Check out Sign
on San Diego for lots of additional information
Clubs (motor, community)
Newspapers — Union
Renters Insurance - most communities require this