Remember These 8 Things When Moving to Houston

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

Moving is often stressful. Frequently in the rush to get the professional movers in Houston scheduled, the boxes packed and decide what you're moving and what you will get rid of, you forget some important items. In order to keep you on course, below is a checklist of things to remember to accomplish in order to make your move to Houston simple and uneventful.
 

1. Change Your Address. Officially enroll with the post office your change of address. The USPS should forward your mail for as much as a year after your move. It is possible to let the postal service know about your move about thirty days in advance. This should ensure that all your final invoices, banking statements along with 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. For those who have children 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 inform each establishment separately. Also, remember to let friends and family know that you have moved.

2. Stop Utilities and Home Services. Contact your utility companies in advance and let them know the final billing/service date. Including your phone, cable tv, electric, water, yard care, cleaning providers, pest control, home security company along with other occasional providers like a dog walker or perhaps the Sunday paper delivery. Make sure and synchronize the cutoff day with your moving company. You don't want to have the electric, natural gas or water cut off before moving day. When you belong to an HOA, make certain they are alerted of your last day of residency in order to avoid any extra fees.

3. Update Your Insurance and Registration Details. When you have an insurance adviser, call them to inform them of your move. This includes car, house, life and health insurance coverage. Moving to a new town or a new state can affect the prices you are paying therefore you'll want to accomplish that as soon as possible. Additionally, whilst updating your automobile insurance policy, make sure to update your vehicle's registration.

4. Alert Your Workplace. Should you be moving nearby, and not switching employers, make sure you notify your employer. They will need to revise their company documents and, in some cases, in case you are moving over state lines, will need to modify payroll.

5. 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 help make sure that you will get back your security deposit should you be renting. If you are selling your property, and your home is still for sale, this is a requirement to help attract possible buyers.

6. 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 cases, you may have password protected apps that you use to control and keep an eye on these systems. In that case, make sure to give the important information to the future household owner but then be sure to logout or delete all information regarding these systems.

7. Update Your Online Profiles. In case you frequently purchase products online, be sure you change your shipping and delivery street address. This can be an excellent opportunity to update your account with your financial institution, medical professionals or any other vendors you frequently interact with online.

8. Perform a Walkthrough of Your New Home. When you initially reach your new property, perform a swift walk through to help become acquainted with some of the important features of the home. 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 certain they are all in proper working order.

The key 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 will be as easy as feasible. Speak to your local professional mover in Houston, A-1 Freeman Moving Group for additional ideas on how to have a stress-free move.

 

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