On successfully moving into a new Houston apartment such a tenant should actually be commended. It is not an easy task to be able to relocate into a new neighborhood and have a new apartment. People do not seem to understand the amount of stress that tenants go through in that period of their life. And even after the successful relocation there are still more activities that must be performed.
Like the unpacking aspect of moving into a new apartment. Experience has shown that similar activities have the tendency of throwing a person off balance if they do not coordinate them in a timely and efficient manner. As a guide, some points are given below on those essential things that every tenant must take a note of when they have just moved into a new apartment:
Your utility companies should be contacted:
The utility companies should be called so that the apartment building in which you now reside in would be set up in your name. Except for situations in which utilities are handled by the developers and/or agents because it is included in your rent, you need to ensure that you make contact with providers of your cable, gas, water, and energy.
Visit the grocery store:
A task which is important for the first day of moving into your new apartment is to visit the local grocery shop. Get acquainted with the setup by buying some essentials to take you through the initial few days after you have moved. While you are there, it would be nice to ask for their membership card of they have any. Because you’ll be doing your shopping there for the next one year at least, it would be beneficial for your bank account if you had a discount card.
Get you address changed:
Officially changing your address with the post office is a good idea. And it should be done as soon as possible so that all of your mails can get forwarded to you immediately. The website of the U.S. Postal Service makes it very simple to have your address changed online. So you can begin from there.
Ensure also that your billing address for your credit card and bank are changed. Also for your subscriptions which you receive you would need to provide a new shipping address. Sending out a quick email to family members and friends is ideal. Someone is bound to request for it soon.
Get your prescriptions transferred:
Although it is only when it is time for a refill that you would have to transfer prescriptions, it still makes good sense to visit a new pharmacy that is nearby and set up everything as soon as possible. It is quite easier and simpler to get them all transferred over together. You will also feel much better with the knowledge of knowing that you have taken care of all your prescriptions.