With all the things on your mind as you get ready to move, it can be easy to skip over setting up, disconnecting and transferring important services and information. This handy list can help you double check that you have everything in order for the smoothest transition possible!
Don’t Forget The Utilities
Do some research for your new home and see what utilities you may need to turn on and set up for your family. Some neighborhoods may have preferred providers, and some companies may only be available in certain areas!
Be sure you have set up:
- Trash Collection
- Water and Sewer
- Security Systems
Setting up these utilities ahead of time can ensure you have lights on for the movers to see properly and water to shower after a long day of relocating your family and home! Don’t forget to schedule an installation date for the new place and to call your existing utilities about a cutoff date for your current services.
Changing Your Address on Subscriptions and Bills
The initial change of address process has become easier throughout the years, so to catch any bills on the way head over to the postal service’s website, USPS.com, and have your mail forwarded to your new address!
Even with that in place, you should still contact any companies that you regularly receive mail from to have your address changed in their systems as well. Remember to change the address for things like:
- Credit Cards
- Magazine Subscriptions
- Monthly Subscriptions
- Amazon Prime
- Your Employer
By doing this you can ensure no mail gets lost in the transition and you are up to date on all bills.
Remember Records and Prescriptions
Transferring records can easily slip your mind, especially since most things are done electronically nowadays. Things like medical and school records as well as prescriptions may need to be transferred to a new office if moving far from your old home.
If you have children, don’t forget to go to their school and arrange that their records be transferred if moving out of the school zone. If you’re staying at the same school, be sure to change your address in case of a new bus route and to have important information sent by mail.
Medical and shot records also need to be transferred over and sent to a new provider if switching doctor offices as well as any prescriptions to ensure you don’t run out when needed. It may be a good idea to even stock up on your current medicines to stay away from any health scares or complications.
If you are moving far from your original location, it may be necessary for you to clean out your safe-deposit box to move the contents near you. If doing so, ensure you are transferring them in a secured box and location to avoid any complications and losses.
Following these tips and having things set up and ready to go for move-in day will make the whole moving process much more manageable. Want to make everything even more stress-free? Contact Capital Movers today for our residential moving services, and we can help pack, move and deliver your belongings into your new home!