You will certainly have a lot on your plate when you move house. Moving day will be taken up with transporting all your family’s belongings and your home’s furniture. This may seem like a lot of hard work, but all the proper work starts one you have got moved in. After all, you need to get your new home up and running so that you can all get settled in!
To help you get things set up, here are some important things that you can’t forget.
Inform Your Energy Company
You will need to inform your energy company that you are moving house before you move. Make sure they have your new address. Once you get moved in you should call them to make sure they have switched your account. However, if you are moving into a house that uses a different form of energy, you will need to find a new energy company. Once you move in, it is a good idea to contact your new company again to make sure they have set up your account. Hopefully, they will have remembered your moving date and switched on your energy, so it is ready to use once you are in!
Get Your TV And Broadband Set Up
Most TV and broadband companies are unable to setup your WiFi and cable or Sky TV until you are living in your new home. Unfortunately, that means you may have to go a few days without either! One way you can speed up the process with your TV is by getting your own area installed. This saves the Sky company a lot of time. There are many local companies that can help you get your TV set up. For instance, you can see about aerial installation by JNB Aerials.
Let People Know Your New Number
When you move house, you will get a new landline for a phone. This means that you will have a new phone number. It is important that you tell any companies and organizations who have your number that it has changed. Otherwise, they will not be able to contact you if anything arises. Don’t forget to also inform your employer, doctor, and dentist of your new telephone number.
Need New Furniture? Check Facebook First
Even if you try to take all your old furniture with you to your new home, you will probably still find that you need to purchase new pieces. But rather than heading straight to your nearest furniture shop, take a look on Facebook. There are now lots of local groups that have been set up to help users sell their used furniture. You will be able to find some very cheap pieces for sale in these groups.
Get Your Pets Settled In
Don’t forget about your pets! It can take cats and dogs a bit longer to get settled into a new house compared to their owners. Make sure you have the same bed and sleeping arrangements that they had in their old home. You should also slowly introduce your dog to its new neighbors and surroundings. You can do this by taking it on regular walks through the new neighborhood.