There are a number of things to keep in mind when you are moving house. The exhaustion can cause you to ignore or forget some important tasks which can cause a great deal of hassle when you move into a new house. This is why you need to follow a house moving checklist so that you are sure that you are comfortable and safe. Here is a house moving checklist that you can follow.
A new home means a new address. You have to inform everyone about the change of address to avoid any inconvenience. Besides your friends and acquaintances, you have to notify the IRS, banks, workplace, and any other institutions with which you have some connection. The post office generally redirects mail so you have some time to inform people about your change of address.
If you have children, you need to inform their school that you are moving and whether the children will be continuing or not. In case you are moving to a distant location, you have to find a new school and get your children registered. Inform the school in advance about the date at which your children will start taking classes.
Moving away, especially if you are moving out of state, means you need to find a new family doctor. Also, find out about the nearest medical facilities so that you are prepared in case of an emergency. Notify the insurance company so that your health insurance can be continued after you have moved into your new home.
Get rid of all the stuff you won’t need in your new home before you start packing. Pack in an organized and systematic way by putting clear labels and marks on each box. This way, you will be able to unpack easily. You will find this extremely helpful when settling into a new home.
Children, particularly the young ones can create a fuss during the moving out. It is better to let the young ones spend a day with a relative or at a child care facility. The older kids can help with the moving as they will have a better idea of what is going on.
You need to inform the concerned utility suppliers including water, gas, and electricity before moving out. You will be required to provide a moving date so that they can discontinue supply or else you might have to pay for utilities that you didn’t even use. Also, you need to check the power supply at your new abode. Make sure that the water, gas, and electricity are up and running so that you don’t have to face any discomfort.
The keys to your new and old homes have to be arranged and sorted out. You have to ensure that you have the keys before you leave for your new home. Also, you have to deposit the old keys with your landlord or new owners of the home.
This is a house moving checklist that you can follow to ensure that you haven’t overlooked anything important.
Andy is a blogger and marketer at Walkers specialising in international relocations.