Moving into a new home is exciting, albeit a little daunting given the number of things you have to do get your new life in order. To help you, we have a list some basic things you should do before starting the journey in your new New York City apartment:
Start Utility Services
Find out the utility companies—such as phone, electricity and Internet providers—serving the area of your new home. Then call and ask them to start service on moving day.
Contact the USPS and make sure they will forward your mail to your new address. This can easily be done via the link provided on their website.
Find New Doctors
If you’re moving far enough from your old place that you need new doctors, try and find physicians before the move. Check with your insurance company and ask friends and family for recommendations. You can also read reviews of specific doctors online.
Provide Change of Address
Provide your credit card companies, bank, and any other institution you receive mail from, with your new mailing address. Make sure to also change your billing and mailing addresses with online retailers you use often, such as Amazon and FreshDirect.
Change Exterior Locks
It’s always a good idea to change exterior locks before moving into a new home. You never know who might have key to the previous lock. You can often do this yourself using a drill or a screwdriver, but if you prefer a pro, find a local locksmith.
A thorough cleaning of the new home prior to a move will ensure you don’t have to worry about scrubbing and mopping on the day you have tons of other things to do. You can do this yourself or opt for pros to come and clean for you.