Moving into your first home is one of the most exciting steps that you can take in your life…but it can also very daunting! There’s is SO much you have to organize ahead of moving day, so you want to make sure that you’re prepared ahead of time. The best plan – put together your ‘Moving Checklist’. Here are 5 key things to remember…
Choose Utility Services
When moving into your first home, one of the first things that you should do is get in contact with utility companies. Setting up your gas, electricity, water and internet are things that should be at the top of your priority list. If you’re moving into a rental property it’s important to check that if these services are still connected that they are transferred in your name to avoid unexpected disconnection. If moving into a new house and the previous owners have cancelled the services that they used, then you’ll want to do this asap!Register with a Local Dentist and Doctor
Register with a Local Dentist and Doctor
Another important thing that you should consider is registering with your local dentist and doctor. You don’t want to face a dental emergency or other unexpected injury and not know where to go to get the help you need. You never know what might happen, so you want to be covered – just in case.
Explore The Neighborhood
Before you move into your home, it’s a good idea to explore the neighborhood. This will give you a valuable insight into what amenities are nearby, as well as a feel of what it will be like to live there. Even if you briefly did this during your initial house viewing, it’s worth spending a little longer prior to moving day walking around the local area.
Update Your Address
Your address is on so much – from your mail to your driver’s license and passport. So it’s important that you update this to your new address the moment that you move in. Not only will this ensure that any mail is successfully forwarded to you, but that your key documents reflect your actual address.
Contact Professional Movers
To take the stress out of moving (as well as save money) you might also want to consider hiring a professional moving company. Guaranteeing that your items get to your new home safe and sound, it allows you to focus on getting your last items together before leaving.
So, there you go! Those are just 5 of the key things you should remember to do when moving into your first home. Of course, choosing what is right for you and what you need is important and everyone is different. If you’ve created a comprehensive checklist and you’re organized ahead of time, you should be on the right track to experiencing a move that’s as stress-free as possible!