10 Things People Forget when Moving
The Top 10 Things People Forget when Moving
As a serious moving company, we strive to provide our customers with additional information on problems that concern them before, during or after a move. Here is a short list of the top 10 things that people forget when moving, coupled with advice on how to remedy those particular situations:
- Subscriptions – nobody’s perfect, and most of the time during a stressful move where you are facing obstacle after obstacle you can fail to remember an insignificant detail such as a magazine subscription or mail delivery address. This is the main reason why people tend to get the mail of the previous owner all the time. Solution – make a list of all your credit cards, magazine or newspaper subscriptions and pretty much anything that is attached to your address. Check the items one by one as you re-direct your subscription to the address of your new home.
- Various documents on paper, health records, etc. – these are common items to forget but also very common to need at the new location. Solution – when you are talking to your doctor in regards of your move, ask him for a copy of your medical records. He is required (by law) to provide you with a copy whenever you ask it of him. Also, don’t forget any school records your kids may have, any credit card address bindings, etc.
- Keys and garage openers – the new tenant will not be satisfied if you leave the keys to the house or the garage opener in your car. Solution – not much else you can do here except try to remember where every single key copy is located – in a friend, neighbor, grandma.. Give all of the keys to the new tenant.
- Bank account – be extra careful to close any unneeded accounts and having your money transferred to a bank closer to your new home. Sometimes banks tend to “forget” to close an account, although you specified that you want all of the money transferred and the account closed. Solution – be vigilant at the bank and don’t forget to transfer your money, it will save you a lot of hassle afterwards.
- Pets – preparing to move pets is usually forgotten up to the last moment, causing additional confusion and disturbance. Solution – to move a pet you should make sure you’ve got the pet’s passport, a cage-carrier for easy transportation and basic pet necessities (like food and water) if it’s gonna be a long trip.
- Utilities – internet, home phones and etc. Easy to forget, but also easy to fix – solution – contact the providing company and explain the situation. Most companies will be willing to provide you with their service at your new home for lower connection prices.
- Cell phone accessories – chargers and the like are easy to miss, especially if they are plugged in somewhere out of direct sight. Solution – make sure that each device is packed with its own adapter or charger. Any cords that go with it should be there too. Ask your movers for advice if you are not sure how to pack those things together.
- Items awaiting pickup – most of these are forgotten at the dry cleaner’s, at the shoe shop and etc. Although not of extremely high value, such items may be precious to you or your family or have sentimental value. Solution – pile up your tickets for the dry cleaner’s or the local tech repair shop and go through them one by one. Make sure you don’t miss anything of value to you or your beloved ones.
- Appointments – it’s easy to forget appointments when you have all that moving to do. Solution – keep a list of important events and check them one by one. You can do that on the back of your inventory list, which you should be making before the move anyway. Fill the list with all the necessary appointments (with doctors, teachers, etc.) that you need to handle before you move away.
- Cleaning – don’t forget to clean up the house very well and pack your cleaning materials. Solution – leave your cleaning supplies for last, clean-up after packing then pack them in a separate box. This will give you easy access to them later on when you’re unpacking