Between finding the time to get everything packed, finalizing rental agreements and closing documents, managing utilities, and taking care of a family, the moving process can be stressful. That’s why it’s important to plan for what needs to be done right after the move is complete. Keeping in mind these few simple considerations can help those who have recently moved start out on the right foot.
Inspect the Interiors
New homeowners and renters should check their new place out as soon as the movers bring in the last box. It’s much easier to do this before personal belongings are spread into every nook and cranny. Look for any signs of damage that may have been missed by landlords or inspectors and call someone right away if anything is noted. It’s especially good during the summer to inspect entranceways, cupboards, and windows for signs of pest problems.
Unpack Furniture First
Before unpacking smaller belongings, put furniture—including couches, beds, dressers, shelves, and tables—into place. If new furniture is being delivered, it may be helpful to have it delivered before moving in, or at least before unpacking. Not only is it easier to assemble and rearrange furniture in an open space, but it also serves as storage for many of the smaller items that will later be unpacked.
Get Service Set Up
It’s often possible to schedule services including water, electricity, internet, cable, and garbage to be set up at the new home before moving in. If not, it’s important to do so right away. It may be helpful for new tenants to write down times of scheduled service calls to follow up if necessary and ensure that someone is available to welcome technicians. You may not have the time you need for packing and moving, but we do. Tate The Great Moving Company, LLC is a fully bonded and insured moving company based in Douglasville, GA providing services within a 500-mile radius of Atlanta. We’re veteran-owned and operated, offering 10% military and senior discounts in addition to our superior professionalism. Get in touch with us today at (770) 833-6603 for more information on our moving services.