There is normally plenty of moving parts involved when moving into a new home from relocating, to unpacking, to cleaning and everything in between. Now, imagine having to juggle all that without lights, in the freezing cold, and being unable to find the paperwork for your utility company. To avoid these types of scenarios and make the transition a little easier on you, here is a list of 3 important tasks to complete before the move-in date that we have put together for you.
Create a Separate Folder for All Important Documents
Moving is more than just changing houses; it usually involves switching to other major places as well like doctors, malls, schools, etc., and doing so requires plenty of paperwork. The best way to get ahead of all this paperwork is to start collecting and organizing it right away. Create a folder with labels and file your records accordingly. Don’t forget to make extra paper or digital copies in case something is misplaced in the hustle of the move. Some of these important documents include:
Medical records, Bank records, School records, Pet records, Home/car insurance, and Utilities. If possible, personally take this folder with you to your new home so that you have the information readily available should you need it.
Discontinue and Transfer Utilities
Utilities such as water, electrical, internet, cable, etc. are often forgotten about during the process of moving. Not only do you have to cancel the services at your old address, but also arrange for the reconnection at your new address. A simple address transfer may be possible if your current provider services your new neighbourhood. But most likely you will have to research new local suppliers in the area, especially if you are moving to a different city. Begin this process at least 3 weeks before your move-in date, as notice is usually required for both discontinuing and setting up utilities. During peak moving season it can take up to 2-3 weeks for the arrangements to be made. Don’t risk moving into your new home without these essential utilities; it would be quite difficult.
Find a New Specialist/Establishment
When it comes to important issues like your health, education, and financial well-being, don’t take these matters lightly. Just like you would do your research before selecting a mover, do the same to find the best specialist/establishment for you and your family. Once you’ve found the right one, have your records transferred over to the new administration. Use your folder of important documents we discussed above to make this process quicker and easier.
Ultimately, there is a lot more to think about and accomplish during the moving process than the above suggestions.
Stress levels are high and a spare moment is hard to come by. Making sure the 3 tasks above are completed prior to your move date will make the transition much easier and less stressful.