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Just Moved? 4 Things to Do Next

Well done on securing a new castle for us!

Moving can be stressful and overwhelming, but it does not have to be. Staying organized will help you maintain control throughout the moving process. Do not stress about fixing up the Santa Rosa homes for sale the day you move in. There will be time to replace the appliances later. Right now, you just need to focus on a few key things that will mean the difference between a smooth transition and an annoying headache.

  1. Find the main water valve and the electric panel.

    This may seem like a trivial item, but if you have a late night issue with your plumbing you will be glad you know where the water shut off valve is located. A short circuit can be equally debilitating if you can not easily access your electric panel.

  2. Connect your Wi-Fi.

    This one is probably pretty high on most people’s lists, but you might overlook a few things that will need internet connectivity in the homes for sale in Healdsburg CA. Many newer homes have exterior cameras, including doorbell cameras, that will need to be online to function properly. Also make sure that your smart TV can be hooked up where you want it.

  3. Update your address.

    One of the first things you should do when you move is update your address with the USPS. They will forward all of your mail for up to a year, ensuring that you do not miss any important documents during the move.

    While the USPS mail forwarding is great, it can add up to 3 weeks to your mail’s transit time. For this reason, we recommend updating your address with all bill collectors as soon as possible. Common places that you may need to change your address include:

    • Credit Card Companies
    • Bank
    • Vehicle Registration
    • Drivers License
    • Car Insurance
  4. Plan for bedtime.

    When you first arrive at your new home, you will probably be excited to unpack your favorite things. However, we recommend that you skip over the kitchen and living room and go straight to the bedroom. Set up your bed. Locate all of the screws, pillows, blankets, and other bedding. At the end of the day, you will be so glad that you did.

    Your completed bedroom can be an escape from the chaos of half unpacked boxes that will soon take over the rest of your home. Moving day is tiring, but it doesn’t have to be stressful. You should also take the time to enjoy your new property.

If you are interested in learning more about the homes for sale Sonoma County has to offer, contact Brad Wilkinson and his team today. They have extensive experience helping buyers navigate this process from start to finish. Call today to learn how you, too, can have a painless moving experience.