Remember These 8 Things When Moving to Austin

Getting ready to moveBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Moving is usually stressful. All too often in the rush to get the professional movers in Austin booked, the cartons packed and determine what you will be keeping and what you're getting rid of, you forget a number of important things. In order to keep you on track, below is a checklist of things to consider to complete to help make your move to Austin smooth and uneventful.

1. Change Your Address. Officially enroll with the post office your change of address. The USPS should forward your mail for up to a year after your move. You'll be able to let the postal service know about your move up to 30 days in advance. This will assure that all your final invoices, bank statements and other important mail is forwarded to your new home at the same time as when you and the professional movers in Austin arrive along with your items. Should you have youngsters attending school, let their school know your new address also if you happen to need their records mailed to you. When you arrive at your destination, start to alert each establishment one by one. Additionally, make sure you let family and friends know that you've moved.

2. End Utilities and Home Services. Call your utility companies ahead of time and tell them your final billing/service time. This can include your phone, cable tv, electricity, water, lawn care, cleaning services, pest control, home security company and other occasional providers like a dog sitter or perhaps the Sunday newspaper delivery. Make certain and synchronize the cutoff date together with your moving company. You don't want to have the electricity, gas or water cut off prior to moving day. When you are part of an Home Owners Association, make certain they are aware of your final day of residency to protect yourself from any additional fees.

3. Update Your Insurance and Registration Info. If you have an insurance representative, contact them to inform them of the move. This includes car, property, life and health insurance coverage. Moving to a new town or a new state might impact the rates you happen to be paying thus be sure you do this at the earliest opportunity. In addition, while updating your vehicle insurance policy, be sure you update your auto's registration.

4. Notify Your Company. If you're moving in the area, and not switching work, make sure you advise your employer. They are going to need to bring up to date their company records and, in some instances, in case you are moving over state lines, will need to modify payroll.

5. Clean Your Old Residence. Once the professional movers have left and before you turn over the keys to your old residence, be sure to thoroughly clean, or set up a cleaning of, your old house. This should make certain that you get back your security deposit if you are renting. If you're selling your residence, and your property is still for sale, this is a necessity to help catch the attention of potential buyers.

6. Change/Delete Passwords for Residential Environment Systems. Many residences nowadays contain smart technology set up such as locks on entrance doors, air conditioning and heating, lights, and alarm systems. Sometimes, you might have security password protected apps that you apply to manage and keep tabs on these systems. If so, make sure you supply the necessary information to the future property owner but then be sure to logout or delete any information associated with these systems.

7. Update Your Online Profiles. When you routinely purchase products online, be sure you change your shipping address. This is also a fantastic opportunity to update your user profile with your bank, physicians and any additional vendors you frequently connect with online.

8. Do a Walkthrough of Your New Home. When you first reach your new house, execute a speedy walk through to help become acquainted with a few of the important features of the property. You should be able to quickly find the smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, the electric panel and sump pump--if there exists one. Verify to be positive they are all in good condition.

The key to preserving your cool when moving is to have a plan. Using checklists can help you stay organized and ensure that your move can be simple as conceivable. Get hold of your local professional mover in Austin, A-1 Freeman Moving Group for additional guidelines on how to have a stress-free move.


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