When you’re going through a house move to a new town, you’ve always got a lot on your plate. Not only did you have to go through the house hunting process in the first place, you then had to spruce and sell your home, then pack everything up to move. It can be a daunting task, but somehow you always get through it. Before your move, you often get schools sorted for your kids. During your move, you start to figure out where the local stores are. But what about after your move? Because yes, there are still a few important errands to check off before you can settle in properly.
Register With A Doctor
First of all, and most importantly of all, you need to find a doctor. This may have been something that you researched before the move, but now that you’re living in your new town, you’re going to need to pick a practice. It can often help to visit the different doctor’s offices that you’re considering if you can. But don’t take too long to decide, you’re going to want to make sure that your entire family is registered with a doctor in town in case you need to make a visit.
Hook Up Your Services
Now that you’re in your new home and you’re starting to unpack, you’re going to want to make sure that you hook up your services. Even if you’re not going down the smart home route (even though this is a totally cool idea), you still need to get the different companies in to install your wifi, cable channels, telephone and things. It might not be on the top of your priorities list, but you’ll soon want to have a chilled out night in front of the TV, so get it done.
Sign Up To Community Projects
If you don’t know anybody in town yet, you might want to sign yourself up to get involved with local groups and projects. Most towns have a range of committees that organize different events and fundraisers, so why not join them? Volunteering your time in the community is not only a great way to meet new people, but also to give back and really throw yourself into your new life. You’ll soon start to feel settled in when you get to work on each project.
Find A Veterinarian
Just like you got yourself registered with a doctor, you’re going to want to get a vet for your pets. Even if you don’t need a veterinary surgeon, you don’t want to be paying the emergency call out fees just because you hadn’t gotten around to registering yet. Plus, you’ve managed to take care of your family’s health, so now it’s time to do the same for your furry family members.
Get Babysitter Recommendations
And finally, you’re going to want to hunt down the right babysitter. Leaving your kids in a new town can be super scary, but you still need to be able to find someone you can trust for when you have to go out, are working late, or have commitments that you have to stick too. Ask around, make friends with neighbors and even connect with townsfolk on social media to find out which babysitters you should be using in town.