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So, you have scheduled your move, updated your Shreveport renters insurance information, and booked a Shreveport moving services company. That is a very good first step in the moving process. Unfortunately, however you have a long way to go before you are ready for this move. There are a lot of things that must be taken care of before the Louisiana moving services professionals arrive on your moving day.

To Do List

Before you even get to the part where you pack up your stuff and prepare it for the Shreveport moving services crew to haul it to your new home, you have a laundry list of things you need to do. Calling the LA moving services company was the first of many calls you need to make.

First, you need to call the power company at your new Louisiana home. The Shreveport moving services will get your things there, but it is up to you to make sure that the lights are on when they do. Also, you will need to call the phone company and set it up to have your services switched from your old Shreveport home to your new one. This can be done ahead of time, with very little disruption of service come the day of your move. You will not want to wait to call on this, though because there is sometimes a back log and you would hate to get to your new Shreveport home and have no services or means of communication with the outside world.

Another important call you will want to make is to your Shreveport cable and or internet services provider. Both of these Louisiana companies might have work they need to do in order to get your services up and running prior to the day you move, so the sooner you call them the better. Also, this potential work might have potential costs, and you will need to figure those into your Shreveport move budget. The earlier you know about these costs, the better off you will be.

Other Things to Consider

If you are moving into a LA apartment, you will want to familiarize yourself with the complex rules and regulations before you show up with Shreveport moving services and a huge truck full of furniture. Some Shreveport communities restrict times and days during which you can move. Additionally, they may have limitations on how and when your cable, internet, power and phone are hooked up. It would be a bad idea to have your new LA management company's first impression of you be that you are a troublemaker or rule breaker. So be sure to familiarize yourself with the guideline ahead of time, and pass any pertinent information on to the Shreveport moving services professionals as well.

If you are moving into a Shreveport house (as opposed to an apartment), there are still things you need to check on. Most housing communities now have homeowners associations, and you will want to get to know yours before you move. If you used a realtor to purchase or rent your home, they can help you determine if an homeowner's association exists, and how to contact them if they do, and if they have discounts with local businesses such as Shreveport cleaning services. Contact them as soon as possible and find out what the rules are so that you are sure to follow them correctly.

If you are renting the home, you still need to get in touch with the homeowner's association. There are many restrictions and rules that homeowners associations have, and they will affect your use and subsequent enjoyment of your new home. You do not want to cause problems for your landlord with the homeowner's association, or for yourself with the landlord. You have a right as a renter to know the CC&R's (Covenants, Conditions, & Restrictions) of your community. Ask your landlord for a copy, or call the management company of the homeowner's association to get one. If you need the contact information, your landlord can give it to you, or it will be posted on the community message board.

HOA's do not usually have the same power to restrict your use of Shreveport moving services as apartment complex management does. That does not mean that you will not run into trouble. Some HOA's restrict where they can park their Shreveport moving services truck, how long it can be in the complex, etc. Other restrictions that might apply to the Shreveport moving services crew include where they can haul your stuff, and what time of day the move can occur. Again, most HOA's are not that restrictive, and many will even bend the rules if you call them ahead of time and discuss it. You will want to do this soon as you review renters insurance policies, so as not to run into any problems when the Shreveport moving services truck arrives.