Post Move Checklist
May 17, 2017 5:52 pm by Zach Williams
Post Move Checklist
All of your belongings have been delivered and your move is finally complete! Or is it? Although you may have everything delivered into your new home, there are still some things that need to be completed before your move if actually done and over with. We have compiled a checklist to help you.
How To Get Started
1. Make A Checklist
You will have a number of post move tasks to take care of. Make a list and organize your time! You can use this one as a template and customize it to fit your needs.
2. Change The Locks
Schedule a locksmith to come and change all of the locks as soon as possible after your move is complete. If you have an alarm system, all codes should be changed as well.
Yes, cable and internet made it this high on the list. This is especially important if you have young children or teenagers. This can be scheduled ahead of time so the provider shows up for installation as soon after your delivery date as possible.
4. Unpack / Check For Damage
As you settle in to your new home, you may notice damage to furniture that you did not notice when you did your final walk-through with the movers. Report any damage as soon as possible to the moving company. Do the same thing as you unpack. If you packed the boxes yourself, you are not covered for any breakages. However, if the moving company packed your boxes, you should report any breakages as soon as possible.
5. Change Address & Utilities
You should have notified these services ahead of time, however it is good to follow up to ensure everything is being switched over in a timely fashion.
6. Register Children For School
Again, you may have arranged this ahead of time for a seamless transition but it is good to follow up post-move to make sure everything is in order and your children can start school the next school day and pick up where they left off.
7. Find New Professional Services
Doctors, dentists, banks etc.
8. Register & Insure Your Vehicle
If you have moved to a new province or country.
9. Meet Your Neighbors – Explore Your City
Once this list or your custom list has been completed, take the time to get out and meet your new neighbors and city!