Don't Forget to Do These 8 Things When Moving to Houston

Moving to a new homeBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Moving is often hectic. All too often in the rush to get the moving company in Houston reserved, the boxes packed and decide what you are moving and what you are getting rid of, you overlook some important items. In order to keep you on course, this is a checklist of things to remember to accomplish in order to make your move to Houston simple and uneventful.
 

Change Your Address. Officially register with the post office your change of address. The USPS should forward your mail for up to a year after your move. It is possible to let the postal service know about your move about thirty days ahead of time. This should assure that all your final invoices, financial statements and other relevant mail is forwarded to your new house at the same time as when you and the professional movers in Houston arrive along with your items. If you have kids in school, let their school know your new street address as well in the event you need their records sent to you. Once you arrive at your new home, start to notify each establishment separately. Additionally, remember to let family and friends know that you have moved.

Stop Utilities and Home Services. Get in touch with your utility companies in advance and let them know the final billing/service date. Including your phone, cable tv, electric, water, yard care, cleaning services, pest control, home security company along with other periodic providers like a dog walker or perhaps the Sunday paper delivery. Make certain and synchronize the cutoff date with your moving company. You don't want to have the electric, natural gas or water stopped ahead of moving day. When you are part of an HOA, make certain they are alerted of your last day of residency to protect yourself from any extra fees.

Update Your Insurance and Registration Details. For those who have an insurance adviser, call them to inform them of your move. Including car, residence, life and health insurance coverage. A move to a new city or a new state can affect the rates you are paying so you'll want to accomplish that as quickly as possible. In addition, whilst updating your automobile insurance, make sure to update your vehicle's registration.

Advise Your Workplace. Should you be moving nearby, and not switching employers, make sure you notify your company. They will need to update their company documents and, in some instances, in case you are moving over state lines, will probably need to modify payroll.

Clean Your Old Residence. Once the professional movers have gone and just before you turn over the keys to your old home, be sure you thoroughly clean, or book a cleaning of, your old property. This will ensure that you will get back your security deposit should you be renting. If you're selling your house, and your home is still for sale, this is a requirement to help attract possible buyers.

Change/Delete Passwords for Home Environment Systems. Quite a few homes today possess smart technology set up like locks on front doors, air conditioning and heating, lights, and alarm systems. In some instances, you might have password protected apps that you use to control and monitor these systems. In that case, make sure to give the important information to the future household owner but then be sure you logout or remove all information pertaining to these systems.

Update Your Online Accounts. In case you frequently order products on the internet, be sure you update your shipping and delivery street address. This can be an excellent opportunity to update your account with your bank, medical professionals or any other vendors you regularly interact with online.

Perform a Walkthrough of Your New Home. When you initially reach your new residence, perform a swift walk through to help become acquainted with some of the important features of the residence. You need to be prepared to promptly find the smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, the electrical panel and sump pump--if there exists one. Inspect to be sure they are all in proper working order.

The main element to keeping your cool when moving would be to employ a plan. Utilizing checklists will assist you to stay organized and make sure that your move is as easy as possible. Contact your local professional mover in Houston, A-1 Freeman Moving Group for more ideas on how to have a stress-free move.

 

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