Things to Do When Moving into
Your New Home
Moving to a new house can be overwhelming,
exhausting, and nerve-wracking. There are a lot of things that you need to do,
and one wrong move can be a recipe for disaster. Don’t make it too hard on
yourself because moving into your new house also means the start of a new life.
The memories you make starting on that day should be fond ones and nothing that
includes any negativities.
To help streamline your moving-in
process, here’s a checklist of what you need to do.
Have some cash on you – People
normally use their debit or credit card when they pay the moving company along
with other expenses, but you should know that cash is king especially under
certain circumstances. You may need to have some with you so that you can use
it to tip people, and if there are instances where card payments aren’t
Change the locks – There’s
no way of telling how many strangers have access to your new home - especially
if some spare keys were handed out by the previous owner/s. Make sure to call a
locksmith right away and get those locks changed. If some deadbolts are
missing, have it installed for added security. This is one way of ensuring that
only you and your family can access your new home.
Turn on the utilities – Since
you’re the new owner of the house, notify utility companies to transfer
electrical, gas, sewer, trash, and water into your name. You can also get the
information from the previous owner so it’s best to talk to them about this
concern days before you move in.
Install a security system – To
achieve peace of mind in your new home, have a home security system installed. If
the house already has the equipment installed, it won’t take long to call the
security company and active the system. There are also systems that comes with
security alarms that can be activated when you are home at night, which is
beneficial for anyone living on their own. Make sure to use strong security
codes so that not anyone can easily guess it.
Establish internet – If
your security systems include cameras then chances are, they’re connected to
the internet. This means that you must establish a good internet connection to
let the cameras do their purpose. There is also other equipment from security
systems that requires internet so make sure to just have it installed right
Order food and drinks – Some
people prefer to pack their own snacks during moving day. There are also those
who would include the movers and other friends who helped in the process as
well. Just take note that during the moving day is not the best time to cook
and prepare the foods since you’ll be busy throughout the day. If you haven’t
prepared some beforehand, you can order some takeout on the restaurants nearby.
That way, it will be less time consuming and you won’t be overwhelmed by the
Meet the neighbors – Some
people feel obliged to bring in meals or snacks to welcome their new neighbors.
But if you happen to spot some of them eyeing you as you’re unloading the boxes,
invite them over. Not everyone has the courage to walk over right away and
introduce themselves since they’ll feel like they’re intruding. So, it’s your
time to do this part and make a special effort in remembering all their names.