Once you’ve moved into your new home it may be overwhelming when it comes to unpacking. As much as you may want to just start attacking those boxes and unpacking, there’s a better way to go about it. We’ve put together a shortlist of five things to do when you’ve gotten to your new place but haven’t started unpacking yet.
Check Your Belongings for Damage: If you hired a local moving company to either pack or move your belongings then you have a limited amount of time to report and suspected damage or theft. Check your belongings for damage starting with the boxes labeled for fragile items.
Figure Out Where to Leave Your Trash: Start by asking neighbors, your landlord, and the homeowners association when and where you can leave your trash. You won’t want to miss trash pickup day especially when you have loads cardboard and moving supplies lying around your place.
Change the Locks: Since it’s your new home, it’s best to play it safe and leave no stone unturned when it comes to your safety and security. Change the locks so you know that no one else has the keys to your place but you.
Register Your Car: If you moved from one state to another then you’ll need to register your car within 60 days. Each state has slightly different penalties, but they range from fines to impounding your vehicle if you fail to comply within the timeframe.
Check Your Credit Reports: This is usually evaluated during a move because everyone from new employers to landlords needs to reference them for background checks. It’s important to request a copy of your credit report within six months of your relocation. You’ll also want to ensure your address change was recorded accurately and you’ll want to watch for inconsistencies that could indicate you’ve been a victim of fraud. A great deal of personal information is exchanged via email during a move and it’s important to monitor if any personal information was compromised.
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