In the hubbub of moving, it can be easy to forget to wrap up some loose ends. Here are some things to remember as you transition to your new home:
Utilities: Make sure you cancel service at the old home and activate it at your new home if applicable.
Cable, satellite, internet provider
If propane, oil tanks, solar panels are leased, make sure ownership change has been properly documented.
Don’t forget to change ownership of your security system and cancel your monitoring service
If your home has smart home technologies, if the HUB stays with the property, be sure to change ownership.
Professional Services: Change your address
Government: Change your address
· Post Office
· State Licensing (driver’s license, vehicle registration, fish and game, etc)
· Veterans Administration
Memberships: Change your address
· Health and Fitness
· Country Club
· Home – verify it is not cancelled until the property has changed hands
· Renters – cancel if you are buying a home
· Banks – get updated checks
· Cellular Phones
· Department Stores
· Finance Companies
· Credit Cards
Other – Make sure you cancel or transfer service
Of course, make sure you go through your keys – house keys, mailbox, storage sheds, etc, and provided these to the new homeowner (and make sure you get them from the homeowner selling you the home). Also get extra keys from friends and family who may have copies. Garage door and gate remotes should also get handed off to the next owner. Also remember to change your pet’s license and chip information and get a new id for their collars.
Make moving day less stressful by checking some of these off your list beforehand! Want to know more? Give me a call, text, or email: (206) 730-0962 or email email@example.com.