You successfully moved. Don’t open your champagne yet. It doesn’t mean there is nothing to do. When everything was moved to your new location, there were still a lot of things to do before you could relax completely. There are important things to do after moving.
Check Appliances if it is all working. Make sure nothing was broken or damaged. If there are items that got broke or damaged file a claim immediately before your insurance ends. Also important to check if your electricities are up and running.
Keep all your documents and receipt organized and safe in one folder. You need these documents to file a claim and you’re able to get your tax return.
Now that you’re already moved, it is the perfect time to decorate and arrange your house from scratch. It is a great opportunity to let your interior skills in you. Feel free to decorate your house the way you wanted.
Ask locals or search online what are the best school and possibly the nearest schools for your children. Register them as soon as possible so it will be easier for them to settle in and adapt to your new location.
Find your local precinct to “register to vote”. It is important for a new resident to update all pieces of information with your new address. Make sure to get updated and connected to your municipality.
Search for the nearest hospital to know who to call when an emergency occurs. This will speed up the process such as calamity hits.
Update your address to your online or offline subscription such as online shopping or local newspaper. You don’t want your orders to be sent to your old location.
Get insurance for your household, healthcare, and cars. Make sure you’ll get covered by the company policy at your new address.
Moving to a new house means you also need to register your cars at your current location. Go to the nearest local DMV office then transfer your driver’s license.
If you are completely unfamiliar with your location and environment, you need a bit of guidance from your neighbors. It will take time to familiarize a new state, new, city, and new neighborhood. Making new friends is an exciting part.
If you need peace of mind, provide for your pet’s needs. It is strange for pets to move to different locations due to territorial issues. Clean your house before they sniff pets trace who may live in your house before. (Also, Read: Traveling with Animals Dos and Donts )
Those are some important things to do after moving. Follow this plan and this checklist for a better and more organized transition.