You’ve moved! Congratulations! The hard part is over and you can finally relax.

Now what should you do? Read on for some essential things to do now that you’ve moved into your new home.

Update Your Address

It doesn’t matter whether you moved to a new state or just across the road. You moved and your address has changed as a result. If you don’t tell the post office that you’ve moved, they’ll happily send all your incoming mail straight to your old house.

This is high up on the list for this reason. Do this as soon as possible.

Register Motor Vehicle

Driving with outdated registration information can result in a hefty fine. If you’ve crossed state lines, it’s crucial to register your vehicle as soon as possible. The time allotted varies from state to state, meaning that the deadline can range from ten days to a month.

So be sure to keep this task at the top of your list. You can find more information at your local DMV office.


This one may seem obvious. Time to tackle that giant mountain of boxes that’s built up.

Unpacking is a tedious and time-consuming process. Thankfully, you don’t have a deadline looming over your head and can take as much time as you’d like. So unpack the essentials first and take the rest at your leisure.

Register Kids for School

This may warrant an earlier slot on this list, depending on the school district that you’ve moved into. Look up the requirements on your local school district’s website.

You’ll want to find the best school possible. It will likely be difficult to discern if a school is good or not without more information. Ask neighbors and coworkers for recommendations if there are multiple options. Look around online for news and reviews of each school and make an informed decision.

Explore the City

Did you move to a new city? Take the time to learn about your new surroundings. Learn where to find the essentials. Grocery stores, comic book shops, medical facilities, etc.

As you explore, you’ll become much more comfortable with your new home town. Step out of your comfort zone!

Walk around through your neighborhood and eventually branch out into the rest of the city. Maybe you’ll find some secret place only locals go.

Even if you moved within the same city, take some time to get to know your new neighborhood.

Make New Friends

Once the move is all wrapped up and settled, you may feel somewhat down in the dumps. You’ve left all your friends behind. This is enough to leave anyone depressed.

While you’re out exploring, talk to new people. Make some new friends. Chat with neighbors and co-workers and get to know them better. If that doesn’t help, consider joining a club or taking up a social hobby.

Remember to Take Care of the Old (Your Pets)

While you’re out there making new friends, don’t forget your old furry pals back home. Pets have a hard time acclimating to new surroundings.

The sudden change of scenery can be particularly jarring if you’ve owned the pet for a long time. Show your pet that you won’t abandon them in this strange place. Don’t leave them alone for a prolonged period of time if you can help it. Give your pet some extra attention and playtime.

Remember: a few extra treats can’t hurt.

Moving Made Easy in Tucson, Arizona

Moving doesn’t have to be an overwhelmingly painful. Tucson Moving Service wants to help you move in with as little stress as possible. Get a free quote on your next move when you call Tucson Moving Service today! For more information on our packing and moving services, contact us at (520) 468-8956.