Things to Do When Moving
No matter if you’re moving across country or a few blocks away, moving can be a momentous challenge.
With dozens of tasks to check off and new adventures to look forward to, following a checklist of things to do when moving can be a major help; read on for our inclusive checklist of things to do when moving to make your move a little easier.
Create a Budget
Although you’ve already put down a large down payment on your home, there are still a few more expenses you need to budget for. Most notably, moving expenses, new furniture, appliances, and home improvement tools. Prioritize your expenses and create a realistic budget so you have an idea of what to expect.
To save money, start collecting boxes from your local grocery store and your current neighbors who are getting rid of them; Facebook Marketplace and Craigslist can be great resources. If you’re overwhelmed with the thought of packing up your entire household, try packing a little bit everyday or hire a company to professionally pack up your belongings. All of your boxes should be appropriately labeled with its contents and when you can, try to keep belongings that will be going into the same room in the same boxes.
Manage Familial Obligations
Although your first thought about moving is packing, you also need to keep any personal and familial obligations in mind. Things to consider are:
- Taking time off for packing and moving
- Arranging childcare for your moving day
- Visiting with family and neighbors if you’re moving a considerable distance
- Boarding any pets for simplicity while moving
- Signing children up for schools in your new district
- Tie up any loose ends with your dentists, doctors, and veterinarians and find new ones near your new home
- Fill any prescriptions and stock up on any supplies you will need while moving
Set Aside Time for Cleaning
Everyone’s least favorite, but essential part of moving is likely to be cleaning. Not only do you need to clean your current property, but you will likely want to scrub down your new home before you bring all your belongings into it. Of course, you can hire a cleaning professional to handle it, but if that’s the route you take, make sure you add it to your budget we mentioned in our first section. If you decide to handle the cleaning, ensure that your supplies aren’t packed away in a place where you won’t be able to access them during your move.
Handle Administrative Tasks
This is one of the most important sections on our list, but unfortunately many people forget to tackle these items until they become a nuisance. Make sure you:
- Change your address on all credit cards and bank accounts
- Update your address and setup mail forwarding with the post office
- Contact the DMV to update your address on your license
- Transfer your homeowners or renters insurance to your new place
While we certainly hope this checklist has been helpful in your move planning, for ultimate ease while moving, select Leon Moving LLC for all of your packing and moving needs. Give us a call today!