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Common things people usually forget about when moving

March 29th, 2016 | Higgins Group Real Estate


For many people, moving can be a stressful experience. Not only do you have to deal with the stress of leaving your soon-to-be-former residence behind, but you’ll be caught up with all the preparation that comes with moving to a new area, too.

Needless to say, when you’re in the process of moving, it’s quite easy to forget about a couple of important things. In case you’re about to move to a new home, here are some of the many things others often forget when moving:

Organizing finances

It’s easy to lose track of bills amidst all the hectic activity that comes with moving. Before you move, look into systems that can help ensure on-time payment while you deal with planning your move.

Go to your bank or billing company to set up autopay for monthly bills, or have one member of your household be in charge for paying your bills on time.

Cancelling recurring charges

Failing to deal with your current memberships or subscriptions may lead to accumulated debts on your credit card. It’s a great idea to cancel these a month or more before your last intended day of usage, as many services require a 30-day notice for cancelling.

Changing addresses

You can fill out this online form from the US Postal Service’s website to ensure your mail arrives in your new home by the time you move in.

Electronic setups

Here’s a great tip – before you disassemble and pack your electronic devices like desktop computers or TVs, take a picture of the wiring setup so you’ll have a reference for when you install them in your new home. Also label all your cords using some masking tape and a marker, so you remember which cord is for which device.

Essential household items for your new home

Being caught up in the whirlwind of moving often leads to forgetting about even the most basic items – make sure you have a go-to box containing essential items like toilet paper, cleaning supplies, towels, clean sheets, paper plates, and silverware before you move. This will help you during your first day in your new home, allowing you to relax for awhile before you start to unpack everything.

Relocating to Fairfield County? We have more helpful information here.

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