Remember These 8 Things When Moving to Little Rock

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

Moving is often stressful. Frequently in the hurry to get the professional movers in Little Rock arranged, the boxes packed and determine what you are moving and what you're getting rid of, you forget a number of important items. To help keep you on course, below is a checklist of items to consider to complete to help make your move to Little Rock smooth and uneventful.

1. Update Your Address. Officially enroll with the post office your change of address. The United States Post Office should forward your mail for as much as a year after your move. You'll be able to let the postal service know about your move about 30 days ahead of time. This can help make sure that all your final bills, bank documents as well as other relevant mail is sent to your new home at the same time as when you and the professional movers in Little Rock get there along with your stuff. Should you have children attending school, let their school know your new address too if you happen to need their transcripts sent to you. Once you get to your destination, start to alert each institution one by one. Also, don't forget to let family and friends know that you have moved.

2. End Utilities and Residential Services. Phone your utilities beforehand and let them know your final billing/service date. This includes your telephone, cable television, electric, water, yard care, cleaning companies, bug control, security alarm company and other periodic services such as a dog sitter or the Sunday newspaper delivery. Be sure and coordinate the cutoff date together with your moving company. You won't want to have the electric utility, gas or water turned off before moving day. If you participate in an HOA, make sure they are alerted of your last day of residency to protect yourself from any excess charges.

3. Update Your Insurance Policy and Registration Information. For those who have an insurance adviser, phone them to notify them of the move. This includes vehicle, home, life and health insurance. Relocating to a new city or a new state can affect the prices you happen to be paying therefore be sure to do that as quickly as possible. In addition, whilst updating your car insurance policy, make sure to update your vehicle's registration.

4. Alert Your Employer. Should you be moving in the area, and not switching work, be sure you tell your employer. They will need to revise their company data and, in some cases, if you're moving across state lines, will need to modify payroll.

5. Clean up Your Old Home. After the professional movers have left and prior to when you turn over the keys to your old house, be sure you thoroughly clean, or schedule a cleaning of, your old residence. This can ensure that you will get back your security deposit if you are renting. If you are selling your house, and your house is still on the market, this is a necessity to help appeal to potential buyers.

6. Change/Delete Passwords for Residential Environment Systems. Many houses these days contain smart technology put in which includes locks on entrance doors, heating and cooling, lights, and security. Sometimes, you could have password protected applications that you use to regulate and keep tabs on these systems. In that case, make sure to supply the necessary information to the future household owner but then make sure to logout or remove all info associated with these systems.

7. Update Your Online Profiles. If you regularly buy items online, make sure to modify your shipping and delivery street address. This is a fantastic chance to update your information with your financial institution, doctors or any various other suppliers you often interact with online.

8. Perform a Walkthrough of Your New Home. When you initially get to your new property, perform a quick walk through to help become acquainted with several of the key features of the home. You need to be able to quickly find the smoke detectors, carbon monoxide sensors, the electric panel and sump pump--if there exists one. Verify to be certain they are all in excellent working order.

The key to keeping your cool when moving is always to have a plan. Using checklists will allow you to stay organized and ensure that your move will be as easy as possible. Get hold of your local professional mover in Little Rock, A-1 Freeman Moving Group for more guidelines on how to have a stress-free move.


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