You've just moved into your newSprings apartment in Oklahoma City and the boxes are officially unpacked. However, before you get too cozy, don't forget to take care of the following housekeeping items to help you get settled into your new life:
1. Change Your Address
The U.S. Postal Service makes it extremely easy to change your address and request to have your mail forwarded to your new address bysubmitting an online form. Taking a few minutes to change your address online can make the difference between a late payment and a pristine credit history. In addition to changing your address, you also need to contact your bank, insurance company, and any other creditors that require a mailing address. You can notify your friends and family of your new address by sending a free and stylishmoving announcement from Paperless Post.
2. Update Your Vehicle Registration and Driver's License
Oklahoma residents are required to notify the Department of Public Safety of a change of address within 10 days of a move. A fee of $10 is assessed to update your driver's license with your new address. To update your vehicle registration, you simply need to contact the Motor Vehicle Department Tag Office closest to you orreport the change of address via mail. There is no fee to update your vehicle registration with your new address.
3. Get to Know Your New Neighborhood
Take a drive around town to familiarize yourself with your new neighborhood. Be on the lookout for restaurants, shopping, medical offices and parks near your new apartment. Google Maps offers an easy way to explore your immediate surroundings without even leaving your apartment. Read through our blog to find out aboutfavorite local restaurants, best parks to take your pet to, and much more.
4. Make an Effort to Meet Your Neighbors
If you move into your new apartment during the summer months, an easy way to meet your neighbors as at the pool. Taking advantage of your apartment community's amenities such as the onsite fitness center or dog park provides an approachable setting to get to know your neighbors and make new friends.
5. Compare Cell Phone and Internet Service Options and Get Connected
A great icebreaker for getting to know your new neighbors is to talk to them about which cell phone service and internet provider they're using and what the reception and connection speed is like. Since these two essential services can vary depending on the area, it's best to hear from the locals as to which avenue you should take.
Moving to a new apartment in Oklahoma City is an exciting experience, and making your way through this checklist will help you get settled faster.
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