Tips for Getting the New Place Set Up After the Move

You thought that the hard part would be moving, and you were right. It is hard to move. However, you have to remember that moving doesn’t simply mean moving out of your last place. It also encompasses moving into the new place. There is still quite a bit of work to do and things to remember when you are getting settled. Below, you will find some tips that should help to make it a little easier for you.

Have an Unpacking Plan

Being prepared for the first part of the move is great, and it is where many people focus their efforts. They have a plan for packing and cleaning their old place. However, they do not have any plan at all when it comes to unpacking in the new place. It is just as important that you take some time to think about your schedule when you move into the new place.

When will you be starting your job? What days will you have off so that you can focus on unpacking? Figure out your schedule and then start to assign yourself unpacking chores for the free time that you have. Just make sure that you still have some downtime, or you will end up trying to avoid unpacking at all costs, and that will not do much to help you.

Once you have set up your unpacking plan, you have to stick to it, which is often difficult. There is a large segment of the populace that feels there is nothing wrong with living out of boxes and putting things away later, after using them. If you are not careful, you could end up living out of boxes until your next move. While this might sound convenient, since everything will already be in boxes, it won’t impress people who come to visit! Commit to following that schedule that you have set up for yourself.

Transfer the Postal Service and Notify Companies that Send You Mail

You need to make sure that you make the postal service aware of your new address, so they can start delivery. In addition, any people or companies that you deal with should be notified about the move, and your address should be updated. This ensures that there is no confusion and no missing bills.

Find Local Healthcare Providers for the Family

If you haven’t already done so, it is very important that you find doctors in the area to take care of all of the members of your family. This means that you will need to find a primary care doctor for yourself, a pediatrician for the kids, and a dentist. Depending on your needs, you might also need to find where the specialists are located, as well as therapists.

Also, be sure that you remember your pets. Check out some vets that are in the area and find one that will work well for your pets. After all, they need to have great healthcare, too.

If You Have Children, Register Them in School

Those who are moving with school-aged children will want to make sure that they have their kids registered at the new school. It is important that you register them as soon as possible, so they do not miss much time at school. It should be one of the first things that you do when you move.

In addition to getting the kids registered at their new school, it is important to help them get acclimated to the new area. Make them feel like they are truly at home in the new place and take them out to explore the city with you. This will make them feel more comfortable.

Get Your Vehicle Registered

It tends to be a good idea to make sure that you have your vehicle properly registered, as well. While you might have a little bit of time before you need to have the new registration, it is not something that you will want to put off. This is because it is the sort of thing that people often forget. The sooner you take care of it the better.

Help Get Your Pets Settled

If you moved with pets, you should make sure that you also take the time to get them settled into their new space. Pets deal with change even worse than children, and if you aren’t careful, your cat or dog might decide to bolt. Other animals, such as hamsters, rats, fish, snakes, and the like aren’t much trouble when it comes to moving, as long as you make sure they are safely moved. Dogs and cats can get a bit more nervous, though.

First, get them accustomed to one room in the new place, and keep them in that room until they have settled down. Spend time with them, and make sure that they have their beds, blankets, toys, and other items that are familiar and that can make them feel safe. Eventually, you can allow them to explore the house, but you will want to be careful when you are opening up doors to go in and out of the house. Making sure that your pets are chipped can help immensely in the event they get lost.

For your dog, check out some local places to take them, such as dog-friendly cafés, hiking trails, and dog parks. Before long, your pets will be just as happy in your new place as you are.

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Moving Tip

  • Get rid of the junk! Get rid of anything you don’t need or want, it will make packing that much easier and save you money.The more stuff you have will increase the time and or weight of the move and will cost you more money!
  • Do not move jewelry, money, coin collections, etc. Keep these items in your possession.
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