Moving is not just about packing your stuff inside boxes and then delivering them (or having them delivered) to your new place. There are more things that you should do in order to truly call your move “a success.” Read on to know what else you need to do so that you are able to complete your move successfully.
HOW TO TRULY CALL YOUR MOVE A SUCCESS
Change the Locks on Your New Home
As soon as you get to the new place, one of the primary tasks that you should take care of is changing the locks. Therefore, you and your family will be the only ones that will have access to your home. Even though you might know the previous owner of the house, it is better to be safe than to be sorry. Who knows, there might be a previous instance wherein the home was burgled prior to you moving in and the thieves have a copy of the keys. Whether you decide on replacing the locks by purchasing new ones, or by having a locksmith change them for you, it is important to never forget to change the locks as soon as you move into your new home.
Schedule Connection and Disconnection Dates From Utility Companies
Don’t get too caught up with all the packing you need to do and make sure you spare a thought about scheduling a connection and disconnect date from utility companies. Scheduling a disconnection date from you current local company can be easy, but there might be a challenge at present when your new home is in another county. If this is the case, then it is best to get a hold of the contact information of the utility companies located at the area as to where you’re moving into. Try your best to contact them to schedule a connection date for your utilities for your new home. Else, you’ll be having candlelit dinners for a few days, or you might not have water for your baths.
Updating Your Homeowners Insurance
Once you’ve moved in, you will need to update your insurance so that it will reflect your new address. If you have previously rented out a place and you are moving into your very own property, you will need to discontinue your renters insurance (if you took such a policy) and go for a homeowners insurance from now on.
If you have a lot of things to do with regards to your move, why not leave the packing, storage, and delivery to Golan’s Moving & Storage? This way, you can have more peace of mind and more time to move around in order to truly call your move “a smashing success.”