1. The first thing you should do before you move to a new house is to ensure you have contacted all the necessary providers. We would recommend taking care of your Internet issues at least 3 weeks before you move. Considering service providers often book several weeks in advance, the last thing you want is to be without Internet access once you’ve arrived at your new home, especially if you need to check work related emails or to find a reputable restaurant in the area. After the big move, the last thing you’ll want to do is cook a meal.

2. You will also need to contact your local energy provider and provide them with your new address information, as well as your contact number and preferred connection date. It is best to call your local energy provider right before you actually move, as the previous occupant will not be charged for your energy usage.

3. In addition, if you have any pets or children then it is best to think of their needs on the day that you make the move. Family and friends can help you in these matters so that you can focus 100% on the move itself.

4. Don’t forget to inform you family and friends of your new contact information. You can send out an email or text message to all of your family and friends so that they can visit you once you have settled into your new home.

5. The address change should be on the top of the list and taken care of as soon as possible. This is because you don’t want to have to rely on the tenants of your former home to collect or forward any of your mail. You should contact the appropriate government bodies and businesses individually, as well as contact your local post office promptly.

6. Pack a box will all the items that will make unpacking a breeze and don’t forget to label it. An unpacking box should contain furniture construction tools, glue, dust cloths, labeled baggies with furniture screw, masking tape, scissors, screwdrivers, Allen keys, and any other items that you will need quickly once you have arrived at your new home.

7. You should contact your local insurance provider to ensure that you are protected throughout the duration of the move. Your current policy should also end the day after you’ve moved while your new plan should begin the day before the move. By doing so, you will be protected on the day of the move in case anything was to happen.

8. Your new home should be cleaned either by a professional cleaning company before you move in. Ensure that your new kitchen and bathrooms are thoroughly cleaned and steam clean the carpets as well.

9. You should obtain a few spare keys as soon as you move into your new home. You should cut enough key so that each member of your household has a set, and it wouldn’t hurt to have a few spare keys just in case.

10. Finally, you should pack a first night box with essential items for the night of the move, such as bed linens, toothbrushes, toilet paper, pajamas, and a change of clothing. The last thing you want to do after an exhausting day of moving is spent an hour rummaging through boxes to find your toothbrush and pajamas before calling it a night.

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