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August 05, 2021

Remember These 8 Things When Moving to Houston

Getting ready to moveBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Moving is usually hectic. All too often in the rush to get the professional movers in Houston booked, the cartons packed and determine what you will be keeping and what you're getting rid of, you forget a number of key things. In order to keep you on track, this is a checklist of things to remember to complete to help make your move to Houston simple and uneventful.

1. Change Your Address. Officially register with the post office your change of address. The United States Post Office should forward your mail for up to a year after your move. You'll be able to let the postal service know about your move up to 30 days in advance. This will ensure that all your final invoices, bank statements along with other important mail is forwarded to your new house at the same time as when you and the professional movers in Houston get there along with your items. For those who have youngsters in school, let their school know your new address also if you happen to need their records provided to you. Once you arrive at your new home, begin to alert each establishment one by one. Additionally, make sure you let family and friends know that you've moved.

2. End Utilities and Residential Services. Call your utility companies beforehand and tell them your final billing/service time. This can include your phone, cable tv, electricity, water, lawn care, cleaning services, bug control, security alarm company along with other occasional providers like a dog sitter or perhaps the Sunday newspaper delivery. Make sure and synchronize the cutoff day with your moving company. You won't want to get the electricity, gas or water cut off prior to moving day. When you belong to an Home Owners Association, make certain they are cognizant of your final day of residency in order to avoid any extra charges.

3. Update Your Insurance and Registration Info. If you have an insurance representative, call them to inform them of the move. Including vehicle, property, life and health insurance coverage. A move to a new city or a new state might impact the rates you happen to be paying thus be sure to do this at the earliest opportunity. In addition, while updating your vehicle insurance policy, be sure to update your auto's registration.

4. Notify Your Employer. If you are moving in the area, and not changing jobs, make sure you advise your company. They will need to bring up to date their company records and, in some instances, if you're moving over state lines, will need to modify payroll.

5. Clean Your Old Property. Once the professional movers have left and prior to when you turn over the keys to your old residence, be sure you thoroughly clean, or set up a cleaning of, your old house. This should make certain that you get back your security deposit if you are renting. If you're selling your residence, and your house is still on the market, this is a must to help catch the attention of potential buyers.

6. Change/Delete Passwords for Residential Environment Systems. Many residences nowadays contain smart technology set up such as locks on entrance doors, air conditioning and heating, lighting, and alarm systems. Sometimes, you may have security password protected apps that you use to regulate and keep tabs on these systems. If so, make sure you provide the necessary information to the future property owner but then be sure to logout or remove all information associated with these systems.

7. Update Your Online Profiles. When you routinely order products online, be sure you change your delivery home address. This is a fantastic opportunity to update your user profile with your bank, doctors and any additional vendors you regularly interact with online.

8. Perform a Walkthrough of Your New Home. When you first reach your new house, complete a speedy walk through to help become acquainted with some of the important features of the property. You ought to be able to easily find the smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, the electric panel and sump pump--if there exists one. Check to be positive they are all in good condition.

The key to maintaining your cool when moving is to use a plan. Using checklists will assist you to stay organized and make certain that your move can be simple as conceivable. Get hold of your local professional mover in Houston, A-1 Freeman Moving Group for more tips on how to have a stress-free move.


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The Mickelson Family
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