Moving is the third most stressful thing a person will ever do in their life. When the hectic moving process begins, it can be easy for small tasks to slip your mind. Not to mention, with all the changes that are involved with a move, it can be hard to keep track of what needs to be done. To help you with this stressful time, the movers at Fry-Wagner have developed a quick and easy checklist to help you determine what you need to do before, during, and after your move.
Change your Mailing Address– Make sure to have all your mail forwarded to your new address. It is important to alert your bank and credit card companies, to let them know about your change in address.
Take care of Utilities– Contact your utilities companies to schedule disconnecting and reconnecting services for all your utilities including cable and internet.
Be Safe– Changing the locks is very important when moving into a new home. It is impossible to know who may have had a key to that home previously, so changing the locks should be a top priority. For added security, you can even choose to install a security system. Either way, it is important to make sure you and your family are safe.
Cancel Local Memberships– Cancel all your local memberships with gyms, clubs, and other organizations if you are moving out of the area. It is easy to forget about these reoccurring charges in the middle of moving. To avoid extra charges, contact each of these companies to find out if there is any necessary cancelation paperwork.
Call your Car Insurance Company– Car insurance rates vary depending on the area that you live in. Your current rate could go up or down depending on the community that you have relocated to, so it is important to call your car insurance company and let them know that you have moved.
Register to Vote– With the presidential election right around the corner, you should definitely register to vote with your new address. Once you do so, you will be given information regarding your nearest polling place, so you can vote on the big day!
Moving is a big task for everyone, and you shouldn’t take it on alone. Contact your moving friends at Fry-Wagner to help you with your upcoming move. Whether you are moving down the street or across the world, we are here for you every step of the way. To learn more about the move process or for more helpful moving tips, visit us here.