Imagine how terrible it is to arrive at your new home and not have electricity, gas, or water service. And if you have these services, your surprise will be worse when you see that the air conditioning or heating do not work, there is an electrical problem or leaks, among other things.
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Make an inspection of your new house in time
Check the electrical box or circuit board, making sure that the labels next to each switch that, for example, say: “kitchen”, “bathroom”, “living room”, etc., are located correctly. Do this by removing or disconnecting each switch (one by one) to know which room in the house they belong to. You can also hire an residential electrician in Chavalier to check the condition of the electrical box (panel or panel) and if it is necessary to repair it or replace it with a new one. Check fire alarms and carbon monoxide detectors to see if they are working properly, need batteries, or need to be replaced.
Report your change of address to the post office
Contact the credit card companies. Before you take any Small Moves, you should notify the post office of your change of address to ensure that you start receiving your mail in your new home. Contact credit card companies to avoid missing a bill because it arrived at your old address or was lost.
Contact the utility companies
When you arrive at your new home you will want to have the basic services, such as electricity, gas, water and sewage, cable, Internet, telephone. So contact those companies in advance to fix the date of transfer of those services to your new address.
Update important documents
One month before you move, update your driver’s license, vehicle registration, and voter registration card.
Change the locks
If the house is empty and you haven’t moved in yet, it’s a good idea to change the locks on the doors.
Check the condition of the address sign of your house on the facade
Your home address number should be clearly visible, especially if you are moving with an agency. Plus, you’ll need your address to be visible to mail carriers, postal delivery services, restaurant delivery services, and your visitors. Purchase a new sign if necessary.
Identifies the emergency exits in case of fire or catastrophe
Make sure the whole family knows how to get out of the house in the event of a fire or other catastrophe. Generally, everyone thinks of the front door of the house as the best option to escape outside, but it’s good to have extra options in case you can’t use the front door.
Fumigate and deep clean
If your new house is empty and you have access to it before you move in, be careful to fumigate. Even if you do not see insects, it is very likely that they exist. You don’t want to spray harsh chemicals when the family is around and the furniture is already in place.
Check your inventory list to see if your belongings arrived safely
Whether you moved or with a moving company, check what you have against your inventory list to make sure all your belongings arrived safely. If you used a moving company you can claim lost or damaged items. And if necessary, you can claim from your insurance agency.
Have a first aid kit ready
Moving houses are ripe for someone to get a scratch, bump, or just get a headache. Place it in a place in the house where adults can access it, away from the reach of children, regularly checking that the medications are up to date. Put a label on the door of the medicine cabinet with the phone numbers of your local emergency contacts. With these preventive measures, you will now be able to send your new address to all your contacts and have a party to inaugurate your new home.