· Update your address
If you don’t want bank statements, bills, thank you cards and birthday presents sent to your old address, you’re going to need to inform all of your providers, friends and family members.
· Set Up Utilities
Ideally, this should be done beforehand, but in case it’s not, you’re going to want to do it right after you move in. Otherwise, be prepared to eat delivered pizza by candle light.
· Update Your License and Vehicle Registration
If you’re moving within the state, this can easily be done online. However, out-of-state moves require you to register your car and get a new license at a DMV. You generally have between 10 and 60 days to do this, but it’s best to get it out of the way as soon as possible.
· Bolster Your Security
Chances are, your locks haven’t been changed yet. Since you might not know who lived in your new home before and who they made keys for, change the locks and garage code if you have one.
· Clean Thoroughly
After all the chaos unfolds, your home will look like a hurricane hit it. To ensure you’re not sitting in a mess of cardboard boxes and Styrofoam, clean immediately after everything is unpacked.
For a quick and efficient move that will allow you to quickly attend to post-move tasks, consider the help of professionals. The Illinois movers at Federal Companies would love to assist you with your next relocation. Call or fill out our online form today to receive your fee estimate!