Hooray! The move is complete and you’ve finally had a chance to relax and enjoy your new home. If your like some, you may then ask the question “What do I do after moving in?” or “Is there anything I have forgotten to do?” The chances are, yes.
Moversville has put together a complete guide and checklist for what to do after moving in. Follow this post-move checklist for tips on how to settle in to your new home.
Notify These Places of your Address Change
- Insurance Companies
- Post Office – Have them forward your mail
- Credit Card Companies
- Financial Companies (401k provider, stockbroker, etc.)
- Subscription Services
- Online Services (Netflix, Amazon, Ebay etc.)
- Mail Order Prescriptions
- Children’s Schools
Turn On or Pay For These Utilities
It’s best to do these things before you move in, but if you haven’t make sure you have turned on or payed for these services.
- Trash Services
Contact Insurance Providers
Make sure your address is up to date with your insurance providers. Not only is it required to maintain your coverage, since your address helps determine your insurance rates it could help save you money.
Contact The DMV
You need to update both your license and vehicle registration.
If you’re moving within the state, most DMVs (or whoever issues licenses and registration in your state) allow you to update your address online. Some require you to do so within 10 days of moving and some even sooner.
If you move out of state, you generally have 10 to 60 days (depending on the state) to register your vehicle and get a new license. In most cases, this means going into the DMV — we strongly advise making an appointment.
Hire New Services
- Gardening / Landscaping Company
- Pest Control Service
- Cleaning Service
Know Exactly Where These Places Are
- Police Stations
- Fire Departments
- Safe Driving Routes
- Donation Centers
- Stores / Supermarkets
Find a New Doctor
Find a doctor you like and are comfortable with near your new location.
Find a New Veterinarian
Find a new vet for your animals. Have their records transferred over. Get them licensed in their new county.
Register to Vote
Register to vote in your new location. Find where you need to go to vote.