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What To Do Before and After You Move

When you think about your move to Arkansas, you probably think about hiring an Arkansas moving company, packing boxes, loading a truck with help from Arkansas movers, and unpacking. Unfortunately, this is only half the battle. At All My Sons Moving & Storage, our Little Rock moving company provides you with a moving checklist for what to do before moving and also what to do after you move in.


What To Do Before Moving

The first thing you should do before moving is create a moving budget. This budget will give you a better outline of your moving process and costs.

We think finding a new place to live and researching the area (school district, taxes, etc.) is pretty self-explanatory, but we will add it anyway.

Hire Arkansas movers. Allow plenty of time to do your research. If you hire Little Rock full-service movers, they could take care of packing and other services for you.

Throw out, sell, or donate anything you do not want to take with you for your move to Arkansas.

Gather materials and start packing. Allow yourself plenty of time so you can do it properly. You could also hire Little Rock full-service movers to do it for you.

Eat what’s in your house. Stop the extensive grocery store shopping. Focus on eating what you already have so there is less to transport come moving time. As you finish items, keep a running list so you can grab everything you need with one trip to the grocery store when you get to your new place.

If you are in an apartment, you will want to start cleaning and completing minor repairs in order to get your security deposit back.

Make sure you have enough medicine for your family or pets to last a few months before you move. It may take some time to get in to see a new doctor. Also pick up any medical records if necessary, including your pet’s medical information.  

Forward your mail and change your address.

Set up your utilities as soon as possible. While you can live without cable for a week, you will want your electric ready the day you move in.

What To Do After You Move

When you get to your new place, you may think that all you need to do is unpack, but that it not true.

Clean! While the old tenants may have had to clean before you came, you will still want to make sure you wipe everything down. Be ready to run the dishwasher and the washer for anything that got dirty during transport.

Unpack. While this is obvious, give yourself a deadline so you avoid having boxes around the house months later. Start with the necessities and work your way to décor. Keep a list of new items you need as you unpack like furniture, a new rug, or closet organizers. You often will not know what you need until you start getting organized.

Find a new primary physician, vet, dentist, etc. Ask your new neighbors for their recommendations.

Update your voter registration, license, and car registration.

Hiring Little Rock full-service movers like All My Sons Moving & Storage Little Rock can help you check these items off your moving checklist in a hurry.