Moving Guide: After Your Move

It's a relief that moving day has come and gone, but it doesn't mean all of your work is done. Thankfully, the next part of the job is much more enjoyable -- getting settled in. Here are some tips of things to get taken care of.
  • Locate your local post office, police station, fire station and hospitals as well as gas stations near your home.

  • Become familiar with your neighborhood shopping areas. You may need housewares, tools or other items for your new home.

  • Call the department of sanitation in your new home to find out what day the trash is collected and what type of recycling programs are available in your community.

  • Get new service providers such as a bank, pharmacist, cleaner, cable television, etc., if you have not already done so.

  • Contact your local DMV if you have moved to a different state to exchange your driver's license and register your vehicle.

  • Provide your new doctor and dentist with your medical history.

  • Transfer insurance policies to your new agent. You may also wish to make a detailed list of your belongings, their value, and your coverage.

  • Get information on schools, libraries, community activities and emergency calling service from your local Chamber of Commerce.

  • Obtain local library cards.

  • Register to vote in your new city.

  • Decide which documents must be kept and determine for how long. File and keep them in a safe place.