After Moving In

Even though you have moved, keep in touch with old friends. Once you have settled in, it is a good idea to get involved with the community, meet the neighbors and find other local activities that fit your personality. Remember, kids are affected the most during a move because they feel isolated from their old friends. Reassure them that they will find new activities and new friends, and most importantly, that they will be able to keep in touch with their old friends by mail, email or phone.

Plan to meet your neighbors just to let them know you have become part of the neighborhood.Some communities have a welcome committee that will drop off a welcome package.

  • Resume delivery of newspaper and other publications.
  • Notify post office of new address.
  • Create an emergency phone list for your new home.
  • Create a list of important local phone numbers, address and directions.
  • Change batteries in smoke detectors, check or buy carbon monoxide detector.
  • Send thank you notes to all your move helpers.
  • Change all house locks make copies of keys.
  • Mail “we have moved cards” to friends, family and creditors.
  • Report any damaged items to moving company and your insurance company immediately.
  • Stay in touch with old friends.
  • Call your loved ones and let them know you are safe and how your move went.

I will be in touch with you just to check to see how things went and to see if there is anything that I can do to help you now.