Moving from one place to another can be a great experience or it can also be a stressful one. To make sure that yours fall under the first category you can do the following:

Before Moving

  • Inform people of your new home address. You might need to this for your bank or for some subscriptions that are being sent to your doorstep.
  • Pack a box of essentials for the first few nights. Make sure that you have a first aid kit, enough clothes, and toiletries.
  • Make sure that the electricity, water, internet and other utilities in the new place are properly installed and functional.
  • If you have children, enroll them to a new school.

New Sweet Home

  • If it will make you more comfortable to change all the locks or install extra security details then please do so.
  • Scan the community and be familiar with the emergency services like ambulance, police, or the fire department.
  • For the first few days, have a stock of quick to prepare foods so you can devote the bigger chunk of your time to fixing your new place.

First Week

  • You can check the local post office and see if they have new mails for you
  • Accomplish any legal requirements that you may have due to the move
  • Familiarize yourself with the neighborhood and see the different routes to school, church, or grocery stores.

Extend a hand to the Children

If there will be members of the family who might have real trouble with the move will be the kids. Make sure that you make them feel involved. It will also be nice to check for activities that your children can engage on to have fun.

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