So you’ve decided to move and have your moving date all set, but don’t know where to start? Well, firstly the most important thing to have is a moving plan. A moving plan is necessary to make your move smooth and stress free. It is a guide that entails detailed plans and checklists for the move. Moving plan and other checklists you need are:
Change of address checklist
This lists all things and accounts that need to be closed/ paid or changed before the move. The following things need to be taken care of as soon as you know your moving date.
If you’re moving to a different state, find a new tax agency and bring all your paperwork from the previous agency with you. Be careful about this because you don’t want to be paying taxes in the state you don’t live in anymore because this major mistake could cost you a lot.
- Post office
Change your postal address online on the USPS website or you can go in person to so though the latter takes longer. Do this a week or 2 before you move to allow enough time for your mail to come to your new house. Don’t wait till the last minute!
- Utility company
When you’ve finalised your moving date, calling your cable and lighting company should be a top priority. Inform them on time to pay off your bill and possibly transfer your services to your new address.
Garbage and home security are amongst a few other utilities that the address should be changed. Call your providers and get this done at least 2 weeks before the move.
- Social security office
The government needs to be updated about your move especially if you receive benefits from them. You can easily change your address online and update your Information. Once you do this, you’ll be able to continue receiving payments from the government.
Changing doctors or a paediatrician is very understandably challenging because people tend to form a bond with their medical care providers and it’s hard to trust someone new with your health. Giving you and your child/children’s doctor your new address is imperative because they can send your medical records to your new address or to your new doctor.
Another thing you could do is find out before hand if your doctor’s office has the same office in your new city or state.
It is important to this ahead of time. So we would suggest you do this a month before your move. Also make a note to inform your dentist and any other health care providers you may have.
Let your employers know that you’re moving to give enough notice if that’s a requirement. If you’re able to transfer to another city working for the same employer then you’d just give them your new address before you move.
If you’ll be working for a different company though, then inform your new employer of your address at least 3 to 4 weeks before the move. This allows your previous employer to send you important tax documents and other important documents that you’ll need to present when you start your new job.
- Renters insurance OR Homeowners insurance
Very important to change your address on your home/renter’s insurance policy. This needs to be done early because your new home should be insured before your move in day. Other insurance companies you should inform about your move are:
- Car insurance
- Life insurance
- Medical insurance
As soon as you’ve moved to your new state or new address even if it’s in the same state, you need to go to the DMV and change your address so you can get a new license or ID that has your current address. This is very important and should be done within the first 30 days of your move.
This can be easily done online on your bank app. We recommend you do this at least a week or 2 before you move.
- Subscription services
You don’t want to be stuck wondering what happened to your favourite subscription magazine right?. So make sure to check all your subscriptions and change them to your new address. You are able to change the address of your subscriptions online or calling in.
Different subscriptions to remember to change especially before your move are:
- Vogue magazine
- Beauty boxes
Budgeting is essentials for making sure you stay within your budget. It is very easy to overspend when you don’t have a budget and as a result, putting a strain to your funds. Budget for movers, packing supplies and all logistics.
Moving is expensive as it is, so try to save as much as you can by budgeting.
Outline exactly how and where you’ll start packing. This plan is great if you’re hiring professional packers because it will tell them where to start, where the rooms are etc. it’s also great if you have family and friends helping you.
PACKING SUPPLIES CHECKLIST
Take this checklist with you to the store when getting your supplies so you don’t forget anything you need for the packing process.
- Ziplock bags
- Bubble wrap
- Flat screen tv cover
- Tool kit
A floor plan is essential especially if you have a big house, you’ll give it to the movers so they know the outline of your home and where to start moving items. Also use this for family and friends if you’re moving yourself with their help.
MOVING DAY PLAN
It is basically a checklist that ticks off all the above checklist in order to make sure that you’ve completed everything regarding the move. A moving day plan and checklist also has to include the items you’re taking with you in your car, a last house check, double checking that you gave the movers the correct address for the new house etc.
A moving plan shouldn’t have to be complicated. If you aren’t sure of where to start then ask around, research and come up with your own checklists and plans. Doing this will help prepare you better and relieve the anxiety that comes with moving. Remember that moving can get overwhelming, thus it it important to take care of yourself first while in the process.
Once you have your moving date and are ready to start the process, give Capital City Movers a call at (718) 619 4881 for a FREE QUOTE and visit out website for more Information on our services.