Moving your belongings from one home to another is a big undertaking, but even once you have moved the items, you still have work to do. If you thought you were finally at the top of the mound with all tasks under you, you are in for a surprise. While many of the things you need to do are minor, they still need to be completed. Let’s go over what some of those things are now.
- Get to Know Your New Home
The first thing you will want to do when you move is take some time to learn more about your new home. This will come in handy when you unpack your boxes in step two.
You should walk around the home and learn where the storage spaces are, evaluate how much room you have to work with, and think about how you want to decorate.
If you simply unload your boxes and have no rhyme or reason, you will find your home is quickly cluttered and unorganized.
- Start to Unpack
Now it is time to start unpacking your items. Before you even open up a box, take it to the room it is supposed to be in. For example, you want to place all of the kitchen boxes in the kitchen, all of your bedroom boxes in your room, etc.
By doing this, you will be able to unload the boxes seamlessly without having to run all over the house to simply put things away.
- Take a Tour of the City
Once you have unpacked some boxes and you have some downtime, take a tour of the city. After all, you will need to grocery shop and you will need to get out the house now and again.
When you do take a tour of the city, make sure to drive throughout your neighborhood and learn the backroads and become confident with how to get home and how to get around.
- Change Over Your License, Vehicle Information, and Address
While you do have some time to settle in, you will need to make sure that you do not take too much time and you head over to the post office and the Department of Motor Vehicles to change over your information. You often have about 10 days to change your license, etc.
- Find New Medical and Dental Providers
Unless you still live within close proximity to where you once lived, you will need to find new dental and medical providers for your family. You should read reviews, check with your insurance company, and even visit the local offices for a tour.
Moving is exciting and fun, but you will be required to do some extra things once you do move. No one else will be able to complete these steps for you, but once you do them, you will not have to worry about them again, unless of course you choose to move again.