Last updated on April 23, 2019 at 10:52 am
Moving is often an exciting time and cause for celebration, but it is never easy. With so many things to keep track of, you could forget some of the little details. That is why Plymouth Rock Assurance has put together this helpful moving checklist to help you get started.
Utilities: We all remember to get them turned on in the new place, but make sure you don’t forget to set shutoff dates for your old home. This includes gas, water, electricity, internet, TV, and — if you still have one — your landline. Also, don’t forget to switch over billing for your mobile phones as well.
Driver’s License: It is easy to forget to update your record with your state’s Motor Vehicle Commission in the midst of all that moving, but it is important to get it done. Having the right records with the state will help reduce complications down the road.
Banking: Most of us do our banking online these days, which makes it even easier to forget to update your records. Make sure to tell all your financial institutions about your move so they have updated records. This includes retirement funds and trading accounts.
Subscription Services: These are easy to forget until your items don’t arrive. Maybe you belong to the Dollar Shave Club or receive the cupcake of the month. Don’t forget to tell those services of your move before you miss out on your favorite treats or vital supplies.
Insurance: Updating your home insurance or renters insurance is a given, but don’t forget to reach out to your insurance company to update your car insurance and any additional policies (such as motorcycle or boat insurance).
Shipping Addresses: Lots of people love the joy of buying via Amazon or other online stores. Many of these accounts save your shipping info and have one-click shopping. Make sure to go to your favorite stores and update the shipping info so your package doesn’t wind up at the old address, or— worse — stuck in transit!
These are just a few of the little things that can prevent big headaches down the road. Make sure to get them taken care of sooner rather than later so your move can be as smooth as possible.
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