Did you just buy a brand new home? There’s nothing quite like the feeling of moving into a new home and getting settled. Unfortunately, there is also a lot of work involved in planning this type of move. From packing supplies and services to taking care of utilities and other essential details, it pays to rely on experienced Cape Cod residential movers to literally take care of the heavy lifting so you can get moved in as quickly and seamlessly as possible.
The first step is to identify all of the things that you need to do when planning a move in Pocasset, MA or anywhere in the SouthCoast area. Packing up your belongings, putting some things into storage, and making sure that your new home is ready on moving day can be a full time job. Now juggle that with your regular full time job, family obligations and duties, and the whole thing can be overwhelming. Make a list of everything you need to do so nothing will get forgotten.
Change Your Address
Make sure to contact the United States Postal Service (USPS) and let them know about your address change. You can go in-person to your local office or you can now do this online. It takes just a few minutes but will save you the hassle of having to pick up mail from the old post office, especially if you are moving out of state. Contact credit card companies, banks, credit unions, utility companies and anyone else that sends you important mail on a regular basis. Change any magazine or newspaper subscriptions, water delivery services or other vendors as well.
Other places where you must update your address include:
- driver’s license
- voter registration
- auto insurance
- shipping for online purchases
- internet service provider
- vehicle or boat registration
- gym membership
- order new checks from the bank or credit union
- order new address labels
Prepare Storage Items
If you have things in storage already, or if you are going to need to put some things in storage, either temporarily or on a semi-permanent basis, consider using the storage services of your Pocasset residential moving and storage service. At Colony Moving & Storage, we have portable storage solutions, as well as secure warehouse storage options, that can be used to help when planning a move in Pocasset, MA. Holiday decorations, extra furniture and appliances, outgrown children’s clothing and toys – anything you don’t to move with your Cape Cod residential movers can be placed directly into storage until you are ready for it at the new location.
Walk-Through Your New Home
It might sound like a silly idea after the home inspectors have checked out the property, but it’s a good idea to do a walk-through of your new home as part of your moving process. If any repairs were supposed to be made by the previous owners or the bank that owned the home, make sure that they were done up to standard. Check to ensure that no damages were incurred when the previous residents moved out that should be noted in your home warranty or that might affect the sale. If your home was built brand new, consider doing a walk-through with the builder to make sure that everything was done as agreed. Any touch-up to the paint or chipped walls that need to be repaired should be done before you move in.
Packing Supplies and Services
When planning a move in Pocasset, MA, make sure to have all of the proper packing supplies and services that you need to take care of all your belongings. Specialty boxes for large flat panel televisions, electronics, appliances and fragile items should be purchased as well before you call out the Cape Cod residential movers. The more you can do to protect your belongings, the better. Ask about professional packing services if you have a lot of fragile items. When you hire a pro to pack your things, you also get the added assurance that everything is insured and protected. Contact your Pocasset residential moving and storage company for assistance in finding any specialty supplies that you might need.
Call Colony Moving & Storage for a FREE Estimate
If you are planning a move in Pocasset, MA or the surrounding area, contact Colony Moving & Storage for a FREE estimate on all of your packing supplies and services with our Cape Cod residential movers. Our many years of experience working with residential and commercial clients will give you peace of mind as you plan to move in to your new home. Call today at 1-800-374-0860 and speak with one of our friendly customer service agents and start planning your residential move today.