10 Tips for Settling into Your New Home
- If you haven't done so already, change your address with the post office.
- Transfer utility connections to your name as soon as you move in to your new home. Depending on your area, you usually
have a set amount of time to transfer the account into your name before your service is suspended. Check your local yellow pages for a list of local providers.
- Save all the papers associated with your new home. This includes all contracts, cancelled checks, sales receipts,
owner's manuals, and home warranty documents. Make sure that you read all of your product and home warranty documents to ensure you know what to do in case something goes wrong.
- Keep track of your moving expenses since they can sometimes be tax deductible.
- Locate and contact your local DMV
to change your driver’s license and vehicle information.
- Notify friends and family that you have moved.
- Find local information on schools, libraries, community activities, and local businesses through your
local chamber of commerce website.
- If necessary, find a new doctor
and dentist around your home.
Don’t forget to provide them with your medical history records. In case of an emergency, it also doesn’t hurt to
locate the nearest hospital in your area.
- If you have 401K plans with previous employers, be sure to notify the plan administrator that you have moved.
- Register to vote in your new community.
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