4 Things People Forget to Do Before Moving to a New Home in Alaska

Spring is nearly here and along with the new season will come a wave of activity in the real estate market. More buyers will begin their house-hunting journey for properties in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Wasilla, North Pole, Palmer and the surrounding areas and sellers will take the necessary steps to list their home and move on.

It will be a busy time for moving in Alaska and with the hustle and bustle, many things are bound to be overlooked. Madden Real Estate has put together a list of common things people forget to do before moving to a new home in Alaska so you can cross the added stress off of your list!

Cancel any recurring charges
Memberships and mail orders are two factors that can continue to rack up your credit card bill while you're in the midst of moving in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Wasilla, North Pole, Palmer and Eagle River. Make a list of any recurring charges you have, such as gym memberships, and cancel them as early as one month before your move or last day of use; many of these require a 30-day notice for cancellation. You will also want to contact any companies who have your billing information on file and inform them of your address change to avoid a disruption in service.

Change your address
After you move to a new home in Alaska, the last thing you want is to wonder where all of your mail is or risk it not being forwarded. Avoid this hiccup by changing your address as soon as possible. The US Postal Service has an online form where you can quickly enter your details and change your address for all mail, but it is always wise to complete it about two weeks prior to your move instead of last minute.

Organize your bills
Everything may make it into a box during your move, but the question is— which one? Important bills like utilities, phone and mortgage can be misplaced as you're packing or in the transition to the new property, so come up with an organized filing system beforehand. Consider setting your bills on autopay which you can do through your bank or through the company itself or designate a folder for bills and keep it with you instead of packed away. This way, you know exactly where the folder is when due dates roll around.

Take pictures of electronic set-ups
Moving requires you to take apart all of your electronics and the dozens of cords that keep them running in order to reassemble in the new house. However, you may make it into your new home in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Wasilla, North Pole, Palmer or Eagle River only to find you have no idea how to put them back together. Take a picture of the electrical set-ups so you can recreate later and then bundle the cords together with electrical tape to keep them organized.

You can count on Madden Real Estate to make your move from one Alaskan property to another as smooth as possible! Contact us today for a list of available homes in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Wasilla, North Pole, Palmer, Eagle River and the surrounding areas or for more information about selling your current home and finding the next!

We look forward to hearing from you!

Wes Madden, CEO
Madden Real Estate
(907) 452-3000

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