Do the following tasks after you move in to your new home.
|You will be given the telephone number of the transportation office at your new duty station if you are an active service member. Contact the transportation office at your new duty station as soon as possible, and provide them with a phone number where the member or designated representative may be reached.|
|If you are making use of the destination Household Goods Office, call them to arrange for delivery of personal property.|
|Arrange for gas, phone, and electricity to be connected. Make sure to check the pilot lights on the stove, water heater, incinerator and furnace.|
|If you came from a different state, register your car and get a new driver’s license as soon as possible.|
|Register your children in school and connect with medical services.|
|Clean the hard-to-reach areas in your new home before the moving van arrives.|
|Check the mover’s inventory against the one you made before departure. Make sure they match.|
|Plan ahead where to place each piece of furniture. Remember that the mover is required to place each piece only one time.|
|During the delivery, you are entitled to the reassembly of all items that were disassembled by the carrier. You are also entitled to have everything unpacked, with packing materials removed from the residence, unless you specifically waive this service.|
|If there are missing or damaged items in transit, you must list these items on your DD Form 1840. Make sure that three legible copies of this form are received. This is not a claim, only a record of loss or damage. Any additional loss or damage discovered after the carrier has completed delivery should be noted on the reverse side of DD Form 1840, which is DD Form 1840R.|
Hi, I’m Melissa Muse Wiggans, owner and broker of Real Estate Muses.