Things to Do After you Move


You have just completed your move to your new home or apartment. Unfortunately, there will be no rest for the weary just yet. Now it’s time to find out if the move has been a successful one.

Does the price of the final bill match the estimate you were given? Keep your Bill of Lading handy, as well as all of the moving company’s contact information.

Check your goods for any damage. Take photographs, if necessary.

In the event of damages, contact the moving company immediately. Good moving companies quickly respond to damage claims.

Request that an agent of the company come over to inspect the damage.

Moving companies reserve the right to repair damaged items rather than replace them. Keep in mind that moving companies are not responsible for damage to articles in boxes you packed.

If there are no damages, you still have to unpack everything. Flatten all boxes for disposal, as there could be strict recycling rules in your new area.

Familiarize yourself with the location of your fuse box. Homeowners should note the location of their main water valves.

If you are moving into an apartment complex, be sure to note the location of the building superintendent and/or other building staff.

Be sure to note the location of all emergency exits in your new home or building.

Acclimate yourself, your children, and your pets to the new area. Make plans for some leisure activities and, if applicable, start making provisions for your children to enter their new schools.