The moving tips after your move that are given here will help you to settle down in your new home and to get familiar with your neighborhood. After you move house, check to see if utilities and the phone have been connected.
When you move in, avoid using electronic appliances like televisions and computers, for 24 hours after they have been delivered, to allow them to adjust to room temperature.
House moving can be a stressful experience and it may take you and your family to get used to living in the new home. It is not unusual for children to find it difficult to sleep in the unfamiliar surroundings, but a little care and support can help them to get over this.
Pets may become agitated during the relocation, so they need to be confined in a quiet room, to prevent them from running away.
After moving in, explore the new neighborhood to find shopping areas, the post office, police station, gas stations and hospitals near your home.
Provide your new doctor and dentist with your medical history. Ask your previous doctor or dentist for your medical file, if you have not already done so.
Make arrangements with service providers including cable television, newspaper delivery, bank, cleaner, pharmacist, veterinarian, etc.
Call the department of sanitation to find out about which day the trash is collected and about what type of recycling programs are available in your neighborhood.
Obtain information from the local Chamber of Commerce on libraries, schools, community activities and the emergency calling services, like 911. Register to vote in the new city and obtain library cards.
After you move in to your new home, make a complete list of your belongings, evaluate them and check your insurance coverage. You can transfer your insurance policies to your new insurance agent.
If you have moved to a different state, contact the DMV to register your car and to exchange your driver’s license.
Inspect your documents and decide about which ones you want to keep and for how long. You can file them systematically for easy retrieval, whenever they are needed.
If you need any additional advice on moving in, apart from what is provided in this moving in guide, please feel free to e-mail us. We hope that you will enjoy setting up your new home.