Here at UMEX Moving & Storage, we recognize that while moving to a different city or state offers new opportunities, it can also be a stressful time for many because they may not know what to do immediately after they arrive, or which tasks to tackle first.
While only time will eventually help you to become stress-free after a move, there are many things you can do to make sure things are easier on you and your loved ones after you step foot into your new home.
First and foremost, make things easier by creating a post move checklist before you arrive – The road to settling into your new home and city all begins with you having a checklist of things you need or should get done first. Plus, having a post move checklist allows you to make sure you get all of the following things done on this list!
Unpack essential boxes first, and then move onto the others – One of the best things about unpacking is that you can do it at a slower pace. However, keep in mind that unpacking essential boxes (boxes that contain toiletries, utensils, etc.) should be done first before you move onto the boxes filled with photos and décor.
Make sure your postal address is changed – If you anticipate receiving any important mail, bills, etc., it’s important for you to make sure your postal address is changed soon after you unpack all of your essentials.
Find and choose a new healthcare provider – When most people move to another town, city, or state, they won’t look for a new healthcare provider until they’re sick. However, if you have a large family and pets, this should be something you do as soon as possible in case something unexpected occurs.
Have pets? Make sure you take some time to acclimate them to your new home – If your home is bigger than the last one or has a yard, it’s important for you to take some time to monitor how your pets are dealing with the new environment. So, keep a close eye on them and help them realize everything’s okay.
These are just a handful of things you should do after you arrive in your new home. To learn more about what to do after your move, please make sure to return to our blog in the future!