People move every day, and with the stress that moving causes these are the most common things that people forget about when they are doing a move, whether you are using A-1 MOVERS, another moving company or moving yourself.
YOU’RE NEW ADDRESS: You should always keep your new address with you in your wallet, or purse, etc, you never know when you will need it for documentation, and you would be amazed at how easy it is to forget if you are not use to using it every day. Also you want to make sure you change all of your records over to you new address, whether it is credit cards, bank information, utilities, etc
PHARMACY AND MEDICATIONS: Remember to keep your medications with you and don’t pack them away, and make sure you transfer all of your medications over to your new pharmacy, this is important in case an emergency or delays arise, that way you don’t have to worry about this.
POST OFFICE: Make sure you notify the post office with your new and address, and have all of your mail forwarded.
RECORDS: Medical records, school records, wills, trusts, birth certificates, etc. Your state or new school may have certain requirements with switching this information over. It’s a good idea your new physicians have your medical records and you have this information on hand where you can easily access this in case of emergencies or when it comes to changing your children’s schools, etc. Most places will want official documents so make sure you have all of these on hand or easily accessible to you.
CONTACT PHONE #’S: It’s a good idea to bring an old phone book from your old home, you will be amazed on fast you will forge3t phone #’s if you don’t call them on a daily basis, also it is a good idea to have your phone #’s of your friends and family and emergency contacts on your day of the move on hand in case you need them.
TIE UP LOOSE ENDS: Whether its closing out a gym membership, turning in books, subscriptions, getting items from the cleaners, or picking up repairs, etc. Make sure this is done a couple weeks before you move.
CLEAN: Make sure your place is ready to go for the new people who will be residing there. This includes carpets, cabinets, fridge, stove, etc. A lot of cleaning services will have a moving out special. Leave cleaning supplies out on the day of the move in case you need to do a final touch up on your cleaning job.
FAMILY AND PETS: Make sure you have arrangements for your kids and pets whether it is arranging for pet transport, boarding, babysitter, etc. Make sure they are out of harm’s way on the day of the move.
BANKING AND CASH: Make sure to close and transfer all accounts. It is also a good idea to keep cash on you if that is how you are paying your movers (remember there are no free movers out there unless you are using friends or family), if you are tipping movers, or in case of emergency, etc, so have your money on hand.
KEYS, GARAGE OPENERS, REMOTES: Make sure to leave keys, garage openers, alarm codes, etc for the new resident and to make sure you know where yours will be for your new home.
CELL PHONE: It’s a good idea to keep your phone turned on or have a cell phone on you the day of the move, in case you need to track your movers, emergency, or need to reach someone.
These are the most common things people forget about when moving, so remember think ahead and don’t forget you may need these items.