So you have now made the move to Houston, Texas, now what? Do you have a checklist of the important things you need to do now that you have relocated?
If not here are some of the more important things to remember. Some seem like no-brainers but with the busyness of packing, moving and unpacking it is easy to overlook the more mundane activities.
You should do this first. Check ahead of your move to see if there are any deposits or upfront fees required so you will be prepared when contacting the utility companies.
Change of Address
Hopefully, you have already notified your family that you are moving. If not, now
would be a good time to give them your new address. File this address at the post office so your mail will get forwarded.
Update your address with your employer, vehicle and health care insurance providers, and with the county for your voter registration
You will also need to change your address on your vehicle registration, with your bank, and at the post office.
If you have children now would be a good time to get them enrolled in whatever school you plan for them to attend. If they will be bussed get the schedule and pick up points.
Health Care Providers
Hopefully, you won’t need a doctor during your first 30 days but emergencies can happen at any time and without warning.
Get registered with a primary care physician, find the hospitals and urgent care clinics. If you have pets you need to find a local veterinarian.
You may think you did a great job of cleaning out things you don’t really need when you packed for your move. Chances are, as you unpack you will find more stuff you can live without.
Use this time to inventory all the belongings you will keep and donate those you no longer need.
Really Take Ownership
Make the house your home. Decorate to your tastes and style to make it a relaxing place you can enjoy for years to come.
Take time to sit back and relax. Use your checklist as a way to keep organized and make the process less stressful.
2 Responses to “What to Do Within 30 Days of Relocating to Houston”
Great points. Moving and settling in a new home is difficult but a new town or city can be even more trying! My Mom always said to buy a new broom when you have a new home, it’s a fun and thrifty way to really take ownership!
Thank you for your reply Trish!