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Things to do after you move – the ultimate checklist

So, you finally moved to Los Angeles. Great work! Now you are ready to enjoy the new chapter in your life in the City of Angels. A new life full of opportunity and chances for success. However, you have still not finished unpacking. It can be tough to enjoy life in your new home if you still have your belongings in boxes. So, what is the best way to spend the first day in your new home? The answer to that lies in here! We have created this article to help you get accustomed to your new home and know which things to do after you move! So, without any further ado, let’s dive in!

Things to do after you move

The feeling of uneasiness you probably feel right now is usual. Do not panic! Everyone feels lost after moving to a new city, to a completely new surrounding. A new house means that you will have to get used to the layout of the rooms and you will probably not be able to walk through it with the lights out without bumping into random stuff and walls during your first few days. However, all of this will pass with time, and this is not the topic we are discussing here! Now we are discussing the ultimate post moving checklist! This is what the best moving companies Los Angeles suggest you should do after the move. So, let’s get to it!

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Unpacking your labeled boxes should be one of the first things you should do after the move

Proper organization

This is a big one. You have to be properly organized when doing something like this. Proper organization is vital for everything in life and that applies to moving as well! So, you have to create a checklist before your long-distance move and list everything you have to do during the moving process. If you make a whole another checklist for the first day in your new home, all the better! You can’t have too much organization. You can even create this checklist while you are traveling to your new home. That is when everything is still fresh and you are still in the moving groove. If you start making a checklist when you get to your new house, you may lose momentum because of all the stress you have just relieved off your shoulders.

So, what should you put on your new checklist? Stuff like unpacking your boxes, discovering the nooks of your new home, changing the postal address and other bureaucratic stuff, register your new car, and of course, throwing a housewarming party!

Unpacking your boxes

This is the first thing you should put on the list and commit to after having a short break. If you packed properly you should be able to do this with ease. Hopefully, you thought ahead and labeled each box as you were packing so the unpacking process can be much easier. For example, if you labeled all the boxes with items from your bedroom with a red sticker, the first thing you should do is take all those boxes to the bedroom. Do so with each room and then slowly start unpacking room by room. You probably have an essentials box. The essentials box should contain everything you may need for the first few hours in your new home. You may also have a “sleeping essentials box” filled with bedding pillows and everything you need to spend the night. This is important if you do not manage to unpack everything during the first day.

Another important idea is to unpack some kitchen appliances as soon as possible. Moving and unpacking is a hard process and you will probably need nutrients to keep up the same pace. This can also be a good reason to take a break from unpacking. Breaks are important as you have probably seen your residential movers Los Angeles take one or two while they were loading their truck with your boxes. Just do not make them too long, you do not want to lose too much unpacking momentum!

Register your kids in a new school

This is an important step of helping you kids adjust to the new neighborhood. Visit a couple of schools with your kids and talk to the staff. See what the school offers and how does your child feel about it. Then you should compare them and make a decision. Choosing a good school is a huge thing in your child’s life because that will be their second home. They will also make new friends there. Moving is a difficult and life-changing experience for your young ones because it is probably the first big change they have ever felt. That is why you need to make sure to do everything to make it easier for them.

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Get your kid familiar with the new school

Register your car and change your postal address

When you move to a new city or a new state like Los Angeles, you need to get a new car license. This is purely a bureaucratic obligation you have to do so that you can become a full-fledged citizen of Los Angeles. In addition, when it comes to bureaucracy, you also need to change your postal address. You should notify them about the change before the move. This will make the change go through more smoothly and swiftly.

You will have to register your car

Meet new people

After you have finished unpacking, it is time to meet some new people. Throwing a housewarming party is maybe the best way to meet new people in LA. Go around your neighborhood and invite people to your housewarming party. You never know, maybe some of them will become your lifelong friends.


Being organized after the move is just as important as being organized before the move. This shows that you are a responsible person and that you want to get everything done efficiently. So, follow these guidelines carefully and give us a shout if we missed something. With all that said, good luck with your move!