Moving Soon? 5 Places You Should Locate Before You Move

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Moving is a difficult task; all the little details must come together to make a move successful. To begin, you need to decide if you’ll be doing the moving on your own, or if you’ll be hiring moving services in Long Island NY. Beyond the physical details of the move, have you thought about what you need to do when you get to your new location? If you’re making a long distance move, you’ll need to be prepared to get your bearings when you arrive at your destination. Here are some of the most important places you’ll need to locate at your new destination before making your move: 

  1. New doctor’s office. You’ll need to find a new family doctor for yourself and for your children, if you’re moving a long distance. Finding a new office before you move can alleviate stress and worry for you, especially if you or your children should fall ill during the move, or directly after. You’ll want to know that there is a place you can go immediately should there be a need; contacting a doctor’s office ahead of time and having your records transferred can also be useful.

  2. A new grocery store. This may seem strange, but knowing the closest grocery store to your new home can be a huge help; especially for the day you move into your new home. You’ll want to know where you can go to get milk, bread and everything else you and your family require daily. You may want to research the grocery stores in the area as well, before settling on the one that is closest to your new home, as some may offer discount programs that you can sign up for.

  3. The Department of Motor Vehicles. Shortly after you arrive at your destination, you’ll need to think about getting your car registered, especially if you’ve moved to a new state. Knowing where the DMV is and contacting them to find out what the requirements are for you and your vehicle can help alleviate any stress you have about the move and make sure you aren’t in violation of any laws.

  4. A new veterinarian. If you have pets, you’ll want to make sure you’ve found a new vet for them at your new location. You may also want to have their records transferred from their old vet so that the new office is up to date on your pets’ shot history, medications or disorders, if applicable.

  5. A new insurance agency or company. If you’ve moved out of state, there is a good chance that your old insurance company may not cover your vehicle if it is not registered in state in which you previously lived. You should find a new insurance agent and discuss what is necessary to move your old insurance policy to a new company that insures in the state you now reside. If nothing needs to be changed in your car insurance, they can tell you that too! 

As you can see, there are quite a lot of things you can do before your move to make the transition go smoothly and easily. Being prepared ahead of time will reduce your stress and all your worries and anxieties about moving will be alleviated. If you are planning a move now and would like assistance with packing your belongings, moving them to your new location and unpacking them, contact the experienced professionals at Long Island Moving And Storage. We are a Long Island moving company that has been family owned and operated since 1926 and we are well equipped to help you with every aspect of your next move. We offer moving services in New York for both the residential and commercial sectors as well as storage services for both short and long term. If you’re interested in an estimate to price our services, check out our free estimates here! Or you can always go the old fashioned route and give us a call; we’d be happy to help you with all your moving and storage needs!

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