The day of your big move is approaching. You’ve color coded your boxes, ordered new address labels, and performed countless other tasks. But still you wonder if you might be forgetting something.
It’s easy to neglect a task or two during a big move. Fortunately, with over 15 years in the industry, Ameritex Movers has seen it all. And we’re here to help you avoid the most common moving faux pas.
Keep reading to find out the top 11 things people forget to do when moving.
The Most Common Things People Forget When Moving
1. Change Addresses
At least a couple weeks in advance of your move, notify the proper places of your new address, such as schools, employers, and government offices. Use a change of address checklist (follow the link for a printable) to make sure you’re not forgetting anywhere.
3. Pack Up Little-Used Spaces
4. Procure Enough Packing Supplies
The last thing you want to do is make multiple trips to the store because you don’t have enough tape, boxes, or paper. Buy plenty of supplies in advance, or book professional packers so you don’t have to worry about it at all.
5. Switch Over Utilities
You’ll need to notify utility providers of your new address at least two weeks in advance. Don’t forget electric, gas, Internet, phone, cable, water, and trash.
6. Perform Walk-Throughs
Perform a detailed walk-through of both your old and new homes. Before you move in, inspect your new home with a critical eye. This can prevent costly repairs or cleaning that shouldn’t be your responsibility. And checking your old home before you leave ensures you haven’t forgotten any of your belongings.
8. Pack a First Night Bag
You will need certain items immediately after moving, and it’s smart to keep them with you in an easily accessible overnight bag. Don’t forget:
- Cleaning supplies
- Disposable plates, cups, and flatware
- Important documents
10. Line Up Child Care
11. Assess Parking
Depending on your neighborhood, you may not be allowed to park anywhere you like while moving your belongings. If you’re moving to an apartment complex, this is especially true. Always check beforehand with management or local law enforcement.
Moving in the Greater Houston Area?
Now that you know the top things people forget when moving, you can rest assured that you won’t make the same common errors! If you need help moving, you can depend on Ameritex Movers for all of your moving day needs. We make it our mission to provide stress-free moves for our many satisfied customers. Don’t spend another minute worrying about what you might forget.
Call us today at 713.484.6683 to find out more!