So you’re now moving into a new house? I can fully relate to the excitement and curiosity that accompanies such movement—a new house, a new home, a new journey, and probably a new life. Moving into a new house might be a fascinating experience, yet it can be overwhelming and take a forever preparation period.
From your old friends, neighbors to the perfect placement of appliances in your former house, you might have a hard time leaving. Still, the excitement to start a new life in a new place can boost your morale to do anything that can fasten your movement. Nonetheless, you’ve got to be organized and meticulous in your actions.
If you don’t, emigrating to your old residence can be a bust. Here are five significant actions you can’t afford to neglect when moving to a new house. Prioritizing them will make the rest of the emigration process go smoothly. Ready? Here you go.
1. Know Your New House
A fundamental step you can take in knowing your house is fully identifying its situated area. Arguably, you might be new to this area, and it’s therefore essential you know the area’s particulars. Before you move in, meet with a few enlightened potential neighbors to discuss the area’s Pros and Cons.
Consider researching the available local businesses and the major routes, such as the route to your workplace. You can consult digital apps like Yelp to see reviews, recommendations, and local businesses’ photos to help you make informed and accurate decisions. Similarly, consider taking a complete walkthrough of your new house, especially before moving in your loads.
Apart from the one-time signing of the house’s documents, and the quick walkthrough of the house during the buying process, you’ve got to be able to describe your new home in detail. Before setting your furniture and appliances, take a careful look at your house’s internal and external perimeters. You might take a partner along to have a joint and complete walkthrough of the house.
2. Do the Cleaning
After that, ensure your new house is thoroughly clean through pre-move cleaning. Although, its previous owners might likely have performed a complete cleaning as you’d have also done to your old home. Still, consider doing a second cleaning of every part of your new house to your taste and satisfaction, especially if the house has been empty for a long time.
There are end-of-lease professional house cleaners whom you can consult to do a complete cleaning of your house, including steaming the carpets(if available) and performing a thorough cleaning job at the kitchen and bathroom. However, depending on your budget, you can do the cleaning yourself if you’ve got the time and one or two partners to help you based on the house’s size. No matter your choice, ensure the house looks clean and beautiful.
3. Protect Your House
After you might have consulted your potential neighbors about your new area’s security level, protect your house accordingly, even if the domain is well-secured. Having your house well-secured gives you a sense of security and relative peace of mind. You can install a home security system in the house, and if it’s already present, consider calling on the security company to take a due inspection of the security system.
Ensure you change the security codes and use more reliable systems that will provide extra security. Likewise, it would be best if you also change the locks and keys of your new house to be on the safer side. You never know who might possess the house’s keys. Therefore, consider employing the service of a trusted locksmith and re-key the locks of all your doors and windows.
Changing the locks before moving in your properties will prevent them from exposure to theft while you adjust your locks. With your house well-secured, invest in comprehensive identity and theft protection services that will promptly alert you of any security risks and which team will help you to ensure there is top-notch security for you and your family.
4. Check Everything
Consider doing a detailed inspection of your house. Don’t just assume the house is in excellent condition; duly inspect if everything is in order and excellent condition. Identify where the necessary appliances are or places they’re to be installed. Locate the shut-off valves, the water meter, your water company’s shut-off, and other essential house systems.
Get yourself familiar with both inside and outside of your house. In the case of a power outage, know the circuit breaker’s location and the fuse box and see the difference between them. Check the smoke detectors. You can cautiously light a match or spray a smoke test aerosol in front of the sensor to ensure it’s working. Also, check for water leaks and make sure all your utilities are optimally in place.
5. Update Your Address
Everyone, everything is connected with your former house. Thus, you must change your address to reflect your new location. Consider notifying the post office immediately and promptly inform necessary and relevant government bodies and businesses that you’re associated with, such as your banks, insurance providers, driver’s license, etc.
And finally, note that not all belongings should you take into your new house. Consider leaving behind or disposing of things like perishable foods, expired medicines, old toiletries, etc.
Go into your new house with fresh belongings, live a new and better life, in a new place. Moving into a new house doesn’t have to be an arduous task; by following the tips given here, you can move to your new home with all ease, throw a lovely housewarming party, and then enjoy your new well-deserved shelter.