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6 Things to Add to Your Moving Checklist

Homeowner Tips

Summer is quickly approaching and some of you will be moving into your new home in a matter of weeks.

We know moving can be stressful, especially if you’re buying or selling your home. So every effort you can make to prepare for moving day will be worth it.

Here are 6 things to check off your list before you pull up to your new place

1.  Change Your Address

The United States Postal Service offers a simple online process for changing your mailing address.  There’s no need to wait in long lines or fill out pages of forms. You simply register on their website and they handle the rest.  While you’re updating your address, remember to reach out to your insurance company, banks, credit card company and doctor’s office to let them know of your new mailing address.

2.  Records Transfer

If your move isn’t local, you may need to transfer your family’s records. Your children’s school records should be transferred, as well as any doctor’s records reflecting their vaccination history. If you’re changing veterinarians, you should also request to transfer your pet’s records to the new clinic. Asking for copies of records or an automatic transfer before you move will make it easier to adjust when you arrive in your new neighborhood.

3.  Moving Appliances

No matter how far you’re going, moving appliances requires a great deal of planning. In the weeks leading up to your move, try to use up all of the frozen food and perishable items from your freezer and refrigerator. And defrost your freezer at least 24 hours before your move. Remember, most moving companies do not disconnect or connect your appliances, so have them serviced within a few days of your move so they’ll be ready to go.  Check back later this week for 3 more tips on making your move a smooth transition.

4.  Car Registration

In Georgia, you have a 30-day grace period in which to register your vehicle but you must have a Georgia state license & acceptable insurance to do so.

5.  Transfer Your Utilities

Make sure to transfer all of your utilities such as your gas, electricity, water, garbage, sewer, telephone, internet, cable, and your home security alarm services. To set up or transfer home security services, simply call us at 770.963.0305.

6.  Pack Essentials

Nothing kills the buzz of your new home than not having toilet paper. Pack essentials like paper products, snacks, your toothbrush and phone chargers in a clearly labeled box. Keeping these close will make the transition to your new place much smoother.

A safe home is a happy home.  Set up your home security system and/or a few security cameras today!