July 10, 2009, Newsletter Issue #148: After Your Move is Over

Tip of the Week

Once you have arrived at your new home you will want to check on a few things. First, make sure the utilities are all transferred from the old owner or renter's name to yours. If not, make sure to take care of this first thing. If you don't have phone service yet, make sure to contact the phone company to set this up, or double check on any phone service that isn't operational after you move in.

If you have pets, make sure to keep them in another room during the unloading of your items. Once your move is complete, let your pets roam around your new place to get acclimated to their new environment. Take them outside to run as well, especially if your pet has been in a car for a long period of time during travel. Pets and children need to run off energy after a move.

Many moving experts recommend not immediately plugging in your appliances and electronics, such as your television or your microwave as you unload. It is better to give them about one day to adjust to the temperature in your home compared to the moving truck they were just removed from.

Just because your items are unloaded and unpacked, doesn't mean your move is over yet. There are many things you need to do after the move is complete in order to really feel settled in your new home!

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