Moving is stressful and the unfortunate part of moving homes is that the move is not done once you have everything moved into your new home.
Sure, the moving company you hired might have helped put the major items in their appropriate spots. Like the right beds are in the right bedrooms and the couches are in the living room and so on.
But you’ve got an entire house to unpack that’s most likely sitting in your living room.
So what do you do after the moving company has waved goodbye and your thanked them for their time?
Deal with Essentials First
The first thing you need to do is make sure you have essentials unpacked. If you prepped right you would have all of this marked on the outside of a few boxes.
What are the essentials? Well it simply things like toiletries. A weeks worth of clothes (as your boxes might be in the living room for move that a week!). Think anything that is needed ASAP. So to add to this list you would have pillows and blankets. If you like to cook then the basics for the kitchen like pots, pans, cutlery and so on.
This way even though more than 90% of your things will still be packed and sitting in the living room you can at least get by and are not scrambling to figure out where things are when you need them.
Deal with Essential Services
If you planned everything right with your move you will have all the essential services connected like water, gas and electricity.And lets not forget the internet! It’s 2018 now so it’s pretty much as essential service!
Now is a good time to take one final step and actually call all the companies for these services and make sure everything is done right.
Trust us on this one. It’s quite common for things to go wrong. And the last thing you want happening is for your power to go out in the middle of the night and spoiling all your food a few days after you moved into you new place and just spend what seemed like a small fortune stocking up the fridge.
Take care of your Mailing Address
It’s almost impossible to change your address with everyone who sends you mail.
The best way to go about this after you have changed your address with everyone you can remember is to put mail forwarding in place. You can actually do this only with the Royal Mail. If you happen to be reading this and are not in the UK you should still be able to do this with your local government mail provider.
After your mailing address is changed you slowly contact all the companies that you got forwarded mail from to give them you right address.
This way you take the stress out of deal with ever company or person than needs a new address. But what you shouldn’t do is skip on the vitals. Those are things like your drivers license and your bank accounts.
Hopefully this small article has helped you. We hope you move is smooth and stress free!