Plan Your Move-In Day

Congratulations on your new home! Moving into a new house can be an exciting time. We have some expert unpacking and moving tips that will help you get settled quickly.

Call your new utility companies to set up services the day before you expect to move in. Utilities USA(*) makes it easy to set up essential home utility services. Just enter your ZIP Code into their online tool. They’ll create a customized, printable list of your local providers, which makes reaching them a cinch. The first few days in your new home will be much more comfortable if you have electricity, water and heating or air conditioning!

It’s also time to choose one of the Internet services providers available in your area. National Broadband(*) makes it simple to compare providers and rates. After a quick chat with their concierge team, they will analyze all providers in your new neighborhood and provide custom TV and internet options, with upfront costs. They’ll also handle the hassle of arranging them.

Develop a plan for where you would like to have your furniture placed in the home, even if it’s a simple drawing. This will save you the trouble of moving furniture by yourself after your movers depart.

Start with a fresh palette by cleaning your new home before the movers arrive.

Be prepared to pay your driver for the moving services. Depending on the company you hire, accepted forms of payment could include cash, traveler’s check, money order, cashier’s check or even pre-payment via credit card.

If you can, have two people in the new home on move-in day. One person can make sure everything from your inventory list is unloaded and the other can tell the movers where you would like the items placed.

Check items off the inventory list as they are unloaded from the truck. If you discover that anything is missing, contact a customer service representative at the moving company right away.

Consider hiring a babysitter if you have small children in the house and put pets somewhere where they will be safe and out of the way.

Keep in mind that many moving companies will offer additional services for a separate charge, including electronics installation and unpacking.

(*) These links are sponsored by Utilities USA and National Broadband. If/when you purchase goods/services from the sponsors and links to their websites in this post, Mayflower may receive some form of compensation from the sponsors. For more information, please review our Terms & Conditions.

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