Moving into a new house is a huge milestone in life for basically anyone. Finding a new home in itself can be a long, stressful and tedious journey. But, once found, you are elated, ecstatic and joyful beyond human comprehension. It may seem as if everything is well-prepared for the move, but you simply cannot be too sure. You can never be too ready to move in and who does not want a smooth transition? Here are 8 things you could do when you move into your novel home:
1. Walking Through
If that option is available to you, ensure to do a walk-through & around the entire house. You could then check out where your belongings could be stored. Bring along some measuring tape so that you could move in with right sized furniture. This will also help you in the creative process of designing and decorating your interior.
2. Safety First
If you happen to have cute kids or a beloved pet moving in with you, you have the responsibility of ensuring that their new home is safe. You’ll have to keep an eye out for potential danger zones and take a few precautionary decisions to make sure the kids and/or pets are well-protected in their new surroundings.
3. Plan the Unpacking
Create a plan for the unpacking process. You may want to get right into it and just put everything you find in and all over the place. But that is sure to get you into a huge mess. Label your boxes and prioritize what you will require immediately once you move into the new home.
4. Get the Utilities and Connections Set Up
You do not want to move into a new house without proper electricity, hot running water and a broken sink. Do a double-check on the utilities. You can even hire residential plumbing services to do a thorough check-up prior to moving in. By doing this, if anything is out of place it can be fixed sooner. In addition, ensure to plan for the Wi-Fi, otherwise, you’ll be entering back into those dark medieval times.
5. Find Water Valves and Fuse Box
You do not want to be scurrying about your new home frantic when something goes wrong with the fuse or water. Locate the water valves and fuse box as soon as you move in and keep your mind at ease.
6. Dig Deep
By this, I mean that it is time to dig out the dirt and do a deep cleaning throughout the whole house. An empty house is a haven for getting cleaned out and spotless. You could start from the top down and scrub your way through the house. Before getting into it, map out a cleaning plan to help you out.
7. Alter your Address
It is finally time to change your address. Update your credit card billing address, and update the post office, insurance companies and any other services that will require your new address.
8. Meet the Neighbours
Join your new community. Explore your neighborhood, and check out where the cool hang-out spots and nearby grocery stores are. Find places where you could meet new people and form new connections. Join platforms that will allow you to be updated on what is going on in your community. This is what will convert a new house into a new home.
Don’t get overwhelmed, stay excited and move in smoothly after following these tips!