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Things to Do Right Before You Move

by | Sep 3, 2023

When you move, you are going to be busy. Sometimes it’s hard to know where to start, which is why it’s always best to have a plan.  Our expert moving company unfortunately sees a lot of people rushing to get things done right before they move, and forgetting a lot of important steps.

Tips From An Expert Moving Company For a Smooth Move

We don’t want this to happen to you, so here are some of the main things to remember to do right before you move.

Get Unplugged

If you are bringing large appliances with you, you will want to prepare them the week before you move. Unplug your refrigerator and freezer and defrost them so that they do not leak during the move.  Disconnect your washer and dryer as well.  

Stop Paying Your Electric Bill

Don’t just stop paying your electric bill- we don’t want you to go into debt.  But, you should switch over your utilities right before you move.  Otherwise, you could end up doubling down on utilities you need in your new home. Ideally, this is done when you get a closing date.  However, if you get closer to the day of your move and you realize that you did not switch your utilities, you want to do so as soon as possible.

Transfer Your Bank Accounts

If you are moving long-distance and you bank with a local bank, you want to transfer your bank account in advance. Find a bank that you trust and like going to before you switch. Regardless of whether you change banks, you will want to update your bank information to your new address and inform the bank of the change.  

Change Your Prescriptions

Transfer your prescription locations to your new location.  Transfer your pharmacy and make sure to let your doctor know as well so that you can ensure your prescriptions are going to the right place.  

Find a New Doctor

You’ve probably already found a recommendation for a new doctor, so make sure you set up an appointment with them right before you move- even if you set it for a much later date.  It’s important to do this because moving takes up a lot of time, and things like this tend to slip through the cracks. 

Wherever or whenever you move, these little steps will make a big difference when you are settling into your new life and home.  When was the last time you moved?  Let us know in the comments below!

Sources:

https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/home/organizing/tips/a24991/moving-house-checklist/

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