Before you can sit down and pop that champagne to celebrate your new home, there are a lot of things that you need to do. It is your role to makes sure that you have adequately associated with your house instead of figuring things at a later date. It may take a while to adjust to a new environment altogether and for this reason, here are some essential things that you can do after moving into a new house
Inspect Your Boxes
Your items may be damaged or get lost in the process of moving in. It is essential to inspect your boxes to ensure that you have all your belongings and in the right manner. In case of damages or missing items, notify the moving company so that they can do the necessary according to there policy.
Review The Company
While this might seems of least important, writing a review of the transport company might be very useful to customers looking to move also. If you were satisfied with the company, positive thinking might be beneficial to the company. You may also give suggestions to the company.
Do a Walkthrough
Before unpacking, it is good to go through the house to double-check all things in the place. Moving around will help you learn
- Positions of the switches, fixtures and outlets and the fuse box
- Something that needs repairs or recoloring
- If all things that were present during the sale are also present.
A realtor can help you in case the house is not in the condition it was in during the sale.
Figure Out The Arrangement
For large items like furniture, it saves you a lot of time if you have a setup plan. Figure out how you want the room to look like and from there, you can decide which item will go where. The arrangement can change over time, but it saves a lot of time when setting up the house.
Inspect Your Utilities
It advised having all utilities set up days before moving into a new house. Do a proper check to makes sure that they are all working correctly. Verify the electricity, water, the air conditioner, the gas the internet are all functional. You can contact the responsible local company in case anything is not functioning correctly. You can also list your house for garbage collection.
Do a Deep Clean Up
This is the right time to do a deep clean up from top to bottom of the house before you start unpacking. If you don’t fancy cleaning up, you can call for a professional cleaning agency to help you with the cleaning service.
Change The Locks
Safety should always be a priority, and it is essential to change the keys. You can contact the local locksmith to assist in the changing plans. It ensures that you the only one with the keys to your house.
Now that you have moved to a new neighborhood, it is also right that you meet your neighbors and get to learn about the community. It can be overwhelming, but the above steps can help ease the transition.