Moving to Texas as a rising tech professional in 15 steps

6. Notify those who need to know about your move

In addition to your job and utility companies, let your bank, doctor, and insurance providers know about your move. You can also provide these service providers with your new address.

7. Start packing

If you haven’t already, now’s the time to start packing. Begin with items you use less often and work your way up to the essentials.

8. Confirm arrangements with the moving company

A few days before the move, give your chosen moving company a call to confirm the date and time your belongings will be picked up from your current home. You can also confirm the delivery timeframe from the moving company.

2 weeks before the move

At this point, you should only have a few loose ends to tie up.

9. Clean your old home

You don’t want to leave a mess for the next tenants. Do a deep clean of every room, paying extra attention to the kitchen and bathroom.

10. File for a final reading of your utilities

Call your gas, water, and electric companies to schedule a final reading. Doing this will ensure you don’t get charged for usage after you move out.

11. Request time off from work

If you haven’t already, now’s the time to request a day or two off from work. This will ensure you have the time you need to settle into your new place.

The Week of the Move

A 15-point checklist for moving to Texas as a rising tech professional

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By now, everything should be almost packed up and ready to go. All that’s left is to finish packing and double-checking everything on your list.

12. Drain and clean all appliances

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