Here’s our next installment of summer moving tips:
- Transfer Utilities. The last thing you want during a hot summer moving day is for the electricity to be turned off when you arrive at your new home. Communicate with all utility companies to be sure everything is turned on at your new Edmond, Oklahoma home prior to move in day, and that everything will be shut off and accounts closed at the old home after you move out. Shutting the utilities off too soon at the old home while you’re still loading the moving truck will make you just as cranky as not being able to turn on the air conditioner when you arrive at your destination to unload.
- Communicate your new address. Email your new street/mailing address to everyone who may need it including family, friends, the office, and venders and service providers. Drop off a change of address notice at your local post office to make sure you don’t miss any important correspondence or bills. Any transitory mail will now be forwarded to your new location. And finally, keep an eye out for mail labeled by the post office as having been forwarded, then communicate your new address to the sender so your next bill, letter, or magazine will come to you direct.
- Consider moving insurance to cover full value of your belongings. This is not as much a summer moving tip as it is pertinent to all seasons and every family’s relocation. Other insurance covering 60% of value will not replace some of your property that is more likely to be damaged in transit like large flat-screen televisions. Evaluate your need for insurance and move in peace.