Post-move paperwork you need to handle

After the move - July 28, 2019

Ah, paperwork. Even the people who work with papers on a daily basis are not too keen on handling them when out of the office. What can we, mortals, say? And, as if moving to New York wasn’t hectic enough as it is, you need to be mindful of the post-move paperwork you need to handle. Still, this is no time to despair. With the proper guidance that follows below, you will know what to focus on, and sort this tedious business in no time.

What you ought to expect

The quickest and most secure way of solving a problem is clearly identifying it. After doing so, it would be best that you put it on your moving to-do list, so as to ensure nothing is being overlooked. In addition, you will know what to tackle first and keep it all under control. If you haven’t already done so, make sure that you list all the necessary paperwork as soon as you move in. Dealing with government facilities can take a lot of time, so it’s best that you start as soon as possible.

A checklist
A checklist is a great way to keep track of every chore you need to take care of. 

The post-move paperwork that ought to find its place on your list includes:

  • Utilities
  • Postal Service
  • Educational files
  • Driver’s license
  • Medical and veterinarian records

If you hired some of the most reliable residential movers Brooklyn, chances are that your belongings have arrived at your new home undamaged. Howbeit, if you notice that any of your items are missing or have damages, make sure that you add the insurance claim to the list of post-move paperwork you need to address.

Making sure your utilities are up and running

One of the first things you ought to take care of upon moving in is ensuring normal living conditions. That is, making sure that your utilities are up and running. Now, this is, of course, best done before the move. However, it is understandable that you forgot. And, since there is no use in crying over spilled milk, let us rectify that overlook. You now need to contact the companies that provide utilities in your new neighborhood. The numbers you need to turn are those of:

  • Water company
  • Electricity company
  • Gas company
  • Cable provider and telephone company
  • Internet provider

Calling the Postal Service

Changing your address comes with the necessity of notifying the Postal Service about it. The common mistake is delaying this chore for the lack of received letters and notifications. This is understandable since everything is online these days. However, the government sector and official authorities are still using this system. This means that failing to change your address can put you in a sort of trouble that would be rather inconvenient. In order to avoid it, simply make a trip to your local Post office, and get it done.

A small post office
Taking care of this chore will not take much of your time, and will spare you a lot of potential hassle in the future.

One of the paramount post-move paperwork you need to take care of is medical records

Saying that your health is in direct correlation with the quality of your life is not a big shocker. Still, people forget to transfer their medical records, and this can cause quite the conundrum. And no one wants to make doctors angry. Make sure to collect all your medical files, and bring them with you. You would then search for a new physician, and transfer all of the paperwork to a new health facility.

The same goes for your pet

As you are probably already regarding your furry friend as a part of the family, know that the same rules apply. When relocating with a pet, it is of utmost importance that its veterinarian files follow. Naturally, with all the chores, and overall hectic situation, it can easily slip your mind. Still, not all is lost. Make a call to your former veterinarian, and ask him to mail the records to you, or straight to your new veterinarian. Since these files are much easier to transfer than the medical files of humans, it won’t be complicated at all.

Education documentation

Although arguably simpler than moving with toddlers, moving with kids that are of school age has its chores as well. Namely, you need to prepare the documentation regarding their education, and make sure they arrive at the new school. It would be best that you contact the educational facility, and inquire about the papers you need to collect and transfer. Acquiring these papers can sometimes cost you a pretty penny, so make sure to be prepared for high fees. As soon as you gather all the necessary documentation, feel free to take your offspring to the new school, and enroll.

An empty classroom
Make sure that your kid has a smooth transition from one school to the other by taking care of the paperwork on time.

Post-move paperwork regarding your car

Lastly, the post-move paperwork you firstly need to take care of. Kind of ironic, when you think about it. Nonetheless, a car is one of the family’s most prized possessions. For this reason, you would want to ensure that you can drive as soon as possible. This can be hard (not to say illegal) to do if your vehicle is not registered to the new town or city you moved into. Failing to do this can get you in a lot of troubles with the authorities. In addition, not that you cannot do this if your driver’s license is not in order. If you had an interstate move, you might have to get a new one.

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