Moving to a new home? To make sure that it will be a pleasant experience, you need to come up with a checklist of things to do or prepare. This is necessary especially if you are doing this for the first time. Even if you hired the services of a moving company, you would still have a lot of work to do. So it’s better to be prepared than be sorry. Assuming that the sorting and packing process is in full swing, and the movers are already helping you out, the only thing that’s left to do is to prepare for your new home. Here are three things you should do to make sure you move into your new home happy and satisfied.
1. Before moving into your new home, be sure that you have already changed your address.
Even when you’re still in the moving process, you need to change your address already. This is important if you want to continue some services that you have long been enjoying. For example, your regular subscription for your favorite magazine; you need to inform the distributor ahead of time about your change of address. Provide him/her details weeks before your move, so your subscription will continue. Aside from magazine subscriptions, you also have to think about your cable company, car insurance, and your bank, among others.
2. Take care of utility services.
Days (or weeks) before you move into your new home, electricity should already be connected. Likewise, find time to talk to your Internet provider. You’ll need to prepare as early as a month before your move. If you don’t do this ahead of time, you will not be able to enjoy your subscription for a couple of days as it will take time to transfer your line. With regard to electricity, be sure that before your connection is placed, the previous house owner’s line has already been cut.
3. Before moving in, have your new house thoroughly cleaned.
Do this days before your moving schedule. You can do the cleaning yourself, but if you want thorough cleaning, you have to hire somebody to do the job for you. There are professional cleaners whose specialty is in cleaning new homes, as well as newly vacated homes. Find one that can also help you clean the home you are leaving. These cleaners are also trained to clean homes that are about to be vacated. If you need assistance, you can always ask for help from the movers you hired.