When planning for an upcoming move, we take the time to make a checklist in order to prepare for the move. Normally the checklist consists of transferring utilities, filling prescriptions, locating and making a file for safe keeping for medical, financial, and other important records. With everything that needs to be completed at the origin end, sometimes we neglect to complete a checklist for our new home. For the smoothest move possible, make sure that you are covered at both locations.
Depending on where you are moving to, you may need to find new medical care. Take the time to do some research in your new town to locate new medical care. You may need to see a few different doctors, dentists, or dermatologists before finding the right one. Depending on your health needs and your insurance policy, you may want to establish a relationship with a new doctor as soon as you arrive in your new town.
As well as our own health, we need to seek a new vet for our furry friends. In addition, you’ll want to get them registered and their tags updated if you are in a new county.
Speaking of your animal’s health, you’ll want to keep them in shape. Locate trails and safe areas to walk your dog. And seek out a dog park or two. This a twofer; your dog will make new friends and you will be able to meet new people.
Make sure that your bank is nationwide. If not, you may consider online banking or switching banks all together. Smaller banks may only have branches in certain states and may not offer online banking. Make sure all of your finances are in order and that you can access your funds once you arrive in your new hometown.
Are you moving from Florida to North Dakota? If so, you’ll need to prepare for the change in climate and you’ll need new clothing of course. Thermal underwear, and snow wear are a definite need for a cold climate like North Dakota. If you are moving to a colder climate in which you aren’t used to snow, make sure you are prepared for driving in the snow. Your vehicle will need tires that are used specifically during the snowy season.
Overall, get to know your new hometown before you move. Research the area and know what you are getting into before you make the big move. Knowing what to expect and having a checklist for your new home will make settling in so much easier.
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