6 Things To Do Before You Move

Change Your Address

Change Your Address

Change Your Address

Update your address with the US Postal Service. You can tell them if the move is permanent or temporary and give them a specific date to start forwarding your mail. You should also change your address with important services (banks, employers, etc.).

Update your address with the US Postal Service. You can tell them if the move is permanent or temporary and give them a specific date to start forwarding your mail. You should also change your address with important services (banks, employers, etc.).

Set Up Your Utilities

Set Up Your Utilities

Set Up Your Utilities

Don’t wait until you move to make sure your home has essential utilities like power, heat, and water.  You can transfer existing service if the provider exists in your new location, otherwise you need to search for new services.

You may only have 1-2 options unless you live in a de-regulated state where prices vary by company. Search utilities here.

Don’t wait until you move to make sure your home has essential utilities like power, heat, and water.  You can transfer existing service if the provider exists in your new location, otherwise you need to search for new services.

You may only have 1-2 options unless you live in a de-regulated state where prices vary by company. Search utilities here.

Get TV & Internet Service

Get TV & Internet Service

Get TV & Internet Service

For many of us, Internet & TV service are almost as essential as water and power. Make sure you can answer emails, stream music, schedule online payments, and look up directions to nearby restaurants by signing up for internet service as soon as possible.

Internet providers often offer discounted rates for new customers, so don’t just transfer your service—consider switching to a new company or use the opportunity to negotiate a better rate with your current provider.

For many of us, Internet & TV service are almost as essential as water and power. Make sure you can answer emails, stream music, schedule online payments, and look up directions to nearby restaurants by signing up for internet service as soon as possible.

Internet providers often offer discounted rates for new customers, so don’t just transfer your service—consider switching to a new company or use the opportunity to negotiate a better rate with your current provider.

Renters, Home & Auto Insurance

Renters, Home & Auto Insurance

Renters, Home & Auto Insurance

Either update your current policies to make sure you’re covered when you move or look into finding a new provider. Your price may change based on your new location.

Compare insurers at Obrella.com for:

Some insurers provide discounts for bundling your insurance policies, and many also provide discounts if you install a home security system.

Either update your current policies to make sure you’re covered when you move or look into finding a new provider. Your price may change based on your new location.

Compare insurers at Obrella.com for:

Some insurers provide discounts for bundling your insurance policies, and many also provide discounts if you install a home security system.

Home Security

Home Security

Home Security

There are also lots of options out there if you’re looking for an unmonitored system. An unmonitored system wouldn’t offer the same level of security as a monitored system, but it can still help protect your home.

There are also lots of options out there if you’re looking for an unmonitored system. An unmonitored system wouldn’t offer the same level of security as a monitored system, but it can still help protect your home.

Cleaning & Moving Supplies

Cleaning & Moving Supplies

Cleaning & Moving Supplies

Don’t lose valuable time making lots of little trips to the store to grab packing tape, extra boxes, paper towels, bubble wrap, or window cleaner. Instead, go online to stock up on supplies ahead of time so you’ll have everything you need when you’re ready to pack and clean.

  • Find moving boxes, packing tape, bubble wrap and more on Amazon .
  • Order Clorox wipes, bathroom cleaners, scrub brushes, and other cleaning supplies through Target or Walmart.

Don’t lose valuable time making lots of little trips to the store to grab packing tape, extra boxes, paper towels, bubble wrap, or window cleaner. Instead, go online to stock up on supplies ahead of time so you’ll have everything you need when you’re ready to pack and clean.

  • Find moving boxes, packing tape, bubble wrap and more on Amazon .
  • Order Clorox wipes, bathroom cleaners, scrub brushes, and other cleaning supplies through Target or Walmart.

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