Moving to Bozeman, Montana and Southwest Montana
What You Need to Know Before Relocating to Bozeman, MT.
Start a “move file” to keep track of estimates, receipts and other information. Unless military, you are no longer able to claim a deduction for your moving expenses on your federal taxes. This will continue to at least 2025.
Research Bozeman, Montana
Gather medical and dental records, including prescriptions and shot records. Ask your existing doctors if they can refer you to care providers in your new city.
Prepare Your Children
Arrange to have school records transferred to your children’s new school district and/or daycare. Involve your children in the moving process, from picking out the new home to packing their toys. Relocating can be a “scary” adventure, so make sure you talk to your family about the move. Talk about your new Montana community and discuss how to make new friends.
Some Things To Consider When Moving To Bozeman
Concerns Outside Your Home
Return library books, pick up dry cleaning, retrieve anything being repaired, check if friends or others have anything belonging to you.
Cancellation and Transfer Dates For Bozeman Service Companies
Call your local newspaper, lawn care, power, telephone, propane, cable, internet, and other service companies to set or transfer dates. Forward your mail. Plan on keeping current services through your move date and having new ones available prior to your move-in date.
Call Your Insurance Agent
Identify what changes to expect in your policies. Ask if moving is covered and arrange for insurance for your new home.
Contact Health Clubs Or Other Organizations To Which You Belong
Ask how you can end, sell or transfer your membership.
Contact Your Bank And/Or Credit Union To Transfer Or Close Accounts
Clear out safety deposit boxes. Pick up traveler’s checks or cash for “on the road” expenses.
Keep In Touch
File a change of address. If you don’t know what your new address will be, ask the postal service to hold your mail in their office in your new city. Make a list of friends, relatives and businesses that will need to know of your move and send your new Bozeman, Montana address to them as soon as possible. Postal forwarding time is limited.
Decide what items need to go before your move and plan a yard sale or contact your local charities. If you donate, be sure to get a receipt for income tax purposes. Make a list of things that are valuable or difficult to replace. Ship these items by certified mail or carry them with you.
Start collecting boxes and other packing supplies at least a month before your move. Use up things that can’t be moved, such as frozen foods, bleach and aerosol cleaners. Dispose of flammables, corrosives and poisons. Drain all gas and oil from your mower and other motors. Gas grills, kerosene heaters, etc. must be emptied as well. Empty, defrost and clean your refrigerator at least 24 hours before moving day.
Reserve Your Moving Truck
Reserve your vehicle at least a few weeks before your relocation move. If you need a ramp or other loading equipment, make reservations with a local equipment-rental yard.
Be Prepared For The Move Day
As moving day gets closer, finish packing and prepare a box with the essentials. Keep these items handy, preferably in your automobile. Don’t forget to include extra clothing, toiletries and snacks for the kids. Other things to consider are:
- Coffee cups, paper plates, paper towels
- Plastic forks, spoons, knives
- Dish soap, trash bags, towels
- Phone books, pencils and paper, your “move file”
- Telephone, radio, batteries
- Scissors, masking tape, utility knife, can opener
- Toilet paper, prescriptions, aspirin or other pain relievers
- Flashlight, light bulbs, hammer
- Toys for the kids
Move Day Loose Ends
Check every room, closet and cabinet one last time. Make sure everything is loaded. Leave a note with your new address in the house so future occupants can forward any stray mail..and don’t forget your bikes, skis, and any other recreational equipment!
After Your Relocation To Bozeman, Montana
Get Connected To The Bozeman community
Check to see if your mail is making it to your new address in Bozeman, and don’t forget to pick up any forwarded mail.
Fill Out Paperwork
Stay Up To Date On The Bozeman Community
Contact the local paper for a new subscription. Check on the utilities, explore the Gallatin Valley region! For instance, visit Bozeman’s downtown restaurants.
Now, make yourself at home, and get to know and get involved in Bozeman!
*All information contained herein is derived from sources deemed reliable, however, information is not guaranteed by Taunya Fagan Bozeman Real Estate, brokers, agents or ESTATE House.