Young Burdette North Idaho Realtor

Preparing for Your Move

Moving Checklist

Send change of address to:

  • Post Office: Give forwarding address
  • Subscriptions: Notice requires several weeks
  • Friends & Relatives

Be sure to contact:

  • Bank: Transfer funds, arrange check-cashing in new city
  • Insurance: Notify new location for coverage (Life, health, fire, auto, homeowners)
  • Automobile: Transfer car title registration; also driver’s license; state windshield sticker; motor club membership
  • Utilities: Gas, light, water, telephone, fuel, get refund of any deposit made; arrange for immediate service in new town; arrange final reading and change of name for billing
  • Route Men: Laundry, paper boy, milk man, change over services
  • School: Ask for copies or transfer of children’s records
  • Medical: Ask Doctor, Dentist, Pharmacist for referrals; transfer needed prescriptions, eye glasses, X-rays and records
  • Organizations: Transfer memberships (Houses of worship, clubs, civic organizations); get letter of introduction
  • Pets: Ask about regulations for licenses, vaccinations, tags

Don’t forget to:

  • Empty freezer; plan use of foods
  • Defrost freezer-refrigerator (Place charcoal to dispel odors.)
  • Have appliances serviced for moving
  • Clean rugs or clothing, before moving; have them “moving-wrapped”
  • Check with your moving counselor: insurance coverage, packing and unpacking labor, arrival day, various shipping papers, method and time of expected payment
  • Plan for special care needs of infants
  • Plan garage sale

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And on moving day:

  • Carry currency, jewelry, documents yourself; or use registered mail.
  • Plan for safely and comfortably transporting your pets. Make sure they are properly tagged in case they are lost.
  • Carry traveler’s checks for quick available funds.
  • Tell close friends or relatives your route and schedule (including overnight stops). Utilize an app called GLYMPSE on your cellular phone so close family can track your entire trip in real time.
  • Double check closets, drawers, shelves to be sure they are empty.
  • Leave all old keys needed by new tenant or owners with the agent or REALTOR.

Things To Do At Your New Home

Make sure that you notify the utility companies that serve your new home. The companies that serve our North Idaho communities are:

Electric Utility Companies

Avista Utilities
1735 N. 15th Street
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814
800-227-9187

Avistacorp provides electric, natural gas, fiber optics, telecommunications and economic development services in North Idaho.

Kootenai Electric Cooperative
P.O. Box 278
Hayden, ID 83835
208-765-1200 / Fax 208-772-5858

KEC is a member owned electric utility cooperative. We provided service to 15,000 homes, farms, and businesses. With 1,400 miles of lines, our service territory spans Kootenai, Benewah, Bonner and Spokane counties. Our cooperative is a member-owned, not-for-profit corporation and is overseen by a board of directors elected by the membership.

Cable Television

Time Warner Cable
108 E. Indiana Ave
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814
208-667-5521

Telephone & Cellular Companies

Frontier Communications
800-921-8101

Telephone, telecommunications, Internet services, long distance, data, frame relay, internal switches, key systems.

Verizon Wireless Coeur d’Alene
208-765-7595

Natural Gas

Avista Utilities has begun installing natural gas in some of our rural areas north, south and west of the cities. I can advise you as to the areas that have gas and if it is scheduled to be installed.

Avista Utilities
1735 N. 15th Street
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814
208-769-1320 / Fax 208-665-1966
800-992-9137

Avista Utilities provides electric, natural gas, fiber optics, telecommunications and economic development services in North Idaho.

Garbage Disposal

Trash service is both city provided and private depending on location. CDA Garbage Service 208-457-1820.  Check the yellow pages for a list of providers.


Driver’s License and Vehicle Registration

State law requires that a person complete application and pay the fee for a Idaho driver’s license within 90 days of residency. A written exam is required for first time applicants and those seeking to renew a revoked or expired license.

State law requires auto owners carry bodily injury, liability, property damage, personal injury and uninsured motorist liability insurance. Proof of insurance must be carried in the vehicle at all times.

Vehicles must be registered before you’ve completed 90 days of residency and plates must be displayed. The fee is based on a vehicle’s age, weight and taxable value. The owner must have verification of the vehicle ID number (VIN) available at the Motor Vehicle office at 451 Government Way, Coeur d’Alene (208) 769-4466


Voter Registration

New residents may register to vote immediately, but must complete 30 days of residency before voting. Registration is available at Voter Registration, 501 Government Way or call (208) 769-4400 for further information.