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There are a million and one things to think about when it comes to moving. It’s one of your most stressful times, and it’s easy to lose sight of what matters most. There’s a lot to consider before you move, including packing your belongings, alerting your energy providers, and updating your address on everything else. You should also undertake a deep clean, looking through all of your belongings and deciding what you want to take with you, as well as leaving the property in good condition.


You end up uprooting your entire life and shifting it to a new location, packing and unloading boxes for hours on end. It’s no wonder that you’re exhausted by the time it’s through. After you’ve migrated, there are a few things you should do. It isn’t only a matter of understanding where the fuse box and main water valve are located. 


One of the first things you should do is double-check that your address has been updated on all of your accounts. You may forget about the tiniest details, such as a monthly subscription box or magazine that was mailed to you while you were changing your address for so many other vital things, such as your banking. You’ll want to double-check that everyone who sends you mail has your updated address. You’ll also want to double-check with all of your old service providers to make sure that all of your bills have been paid since you don’t want to move with any unpaid debts. 


If you move to a new location, make sure you know who to contact in case of an emergency or if you want professional assistance. You’ll want to make sure you know who your local handyman, electrician, and plumber are, as well as anyone else you think you’ll need. You want to be able to prevent any issues and quickly correct others like carbon monoxide to water leak detection. Collect all of their contact information and store it somewhere safe in case you need it. If you’ve moved, you should consider switching doctors, dentists, and other healthcare professionals to someone closer to you. In these scenarios, you’ll need someone you can trust, so make sure you have one.


Your children may be worried and concerned about starting a new school if you move as a family. One of the nicest things you can do once you’ve moved is to see what organizations and after-school activities are available. There may be something your children are passionate about, and in those cases, they will find it easier to socialize and make friends, which will help them gain the confidence they need to start a new school.


One of the most crucial things to do when moving house is to change the locks on all of the doors and exterior entryways into the property so that only you and your family have access to it. It is also possible to add security cameras. It is imperative that you consider your and your family’s safety, especially if you are new to the area.

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Kori is a late diagnosed autistic/ADHD mom. She is currently located in Albany, NY where she is raising a neurodiverse family. Her older daughter is non-speaking autistic (and also has ADHD and Anxiety) and her youngest daughter is HSP/Gifted. A blogger, podcaster, writer, product creator, and coach; Kori shares autism family life- the highs, lows, messy, and real. Kori brings her own life experiences as an autistic woman combined with her adventures in momming to bring you the day-to-day of her life at home. Kori is on a mission to empower moms of autistic children to make informed parenting decisions with confidence and conviction.

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