Custom Smart Homes has helped countless people from across the great state of Tennessee have the home that they’ve always dreamed of. Some of our customers have planned their dream home up the street from their old homes, and others have planned their dream homes on the other side of the state. It doesn’t matter if you’re moving to a new home across the street or to a new home across the country, moving requires a lot of planning and hard work. Moving can be stressful for people, especially those that are moving with multiple people. If you want to make your move simple, you need to do a lot of planning before the big day. If you’re going to be moving soon, make sure that you do these things before the big day.
Save money for unexpected expenses
You may have spent months budgeting and pricing out everything you need for your new home, but you never know when something will pop up. You could get to your new home and discover you’re your old box spring won’t fit through the upstairs hallway. You could be exploring your kitchen and discover that your gas range is need of repairs. Relocating to a new house always seems to create new and unexpected costs, and you should be prepared to have some extra money stored away in case anything goes wrong.
Get utilities set up before hand
One of the biggest mistakes you can make when you move is waiting until you physically move to contact your local utility companies. You may not need cable TV or internet for the first few days, but you will need electricity, water, and other necessities. If you don’t want to spend money on utilities you won’t be using, schedule the utility companies to set things up the day before your move. That way everything will be ready for you as soon as you move in, and you won’t have to spend a lot of extra money. Also, make sure you don’t forget to close your utility accounts at your old home once you move.
Change your address on important accounts
Before you move, you should make a list of every organization that should be notified about your change of address. Most people remember to let their credit card companies and utility companies know about their move, but they neglect to notify their doctor’s offices, veterinary offices, and banks. It’s up to you to make sure that the right companies and organizations know about your change of address.