To Do List Before Moving into a New Home
Moving into a new home can be very exciting. It means meeting new people, decorating a new place, and perhaps even new furniture and embellishments. Before moving into your exciting home, however, take time to prepare for your new home.
It is a good idea to organize your move in advance. Find a moving company will be able to transport items from your old home to your new home. Plan what day works best for people to help with the move. Arrange a place for pets to stay during moving day so they are out of the way.
Arrange with your moving company what services you would like to use. Moving companies can offer a variety of services including physically moving items from your home to their moving truck, packing up your home items for transportation
Change your address. This is important to not lose or mix up mail. Fill out a change of address form from the post office and change your address with other companies and friends you are in contact with.
Set up utilities for your new home. Contact your new electricity and gas company and let them know when you will be moving in. It may be a good day to start service the day before moving in to your home so you do not have to deal with issues of lights not being on, etc.
Other utilities can be handy to set up before moving day as well. Internet, telephone and cable TV are a few services that some people like to have working when they move in. Decided what services you will need immediately set up and make arrangements accordingly.
Have professional cleaners clean your new home. Before you move in and start putting things away make sure the house has been cleaned. Have your carpets, walls and upholstery professionally cleaned before moving items in.
Change all locks in your home that need a key. There is no guarantee that keys have not been copied. Safeguard your home by changing all locks in your home before moving your family and possessions inside.