What to Do When Moving into a New Home
Moving into a new home is time consuming. It can be hectic. Most importantly, it can be stressful. It’s a stressful time in which added stress only makes the problem worse. But fear not, there are things you can do to prepare for your move that’ll make it run more smoothly and be a generally pleasant experience for the entire family.
Get Your Utilities Up And Running
As you direct movers where to put things or help them unpack if you requested their services for unpacking, some things might slip your mind. Heck, it might even slip your mind that you can get your utilities scheduled to be up and running prior to your move.
All it takes is a bit of coordination with possibly your realtor, landlord, or previous tenants and to help point you in the right direction. If you already have an idea which gas, water, cable, etc. provider you need to call, that makes things much easier. You may even be able to do it online and cut out and phone tag that might occur during the process. It’s a simple extra step that can help a ton with your peace of mind when it comes to moving into a new home.
Ideally you’ve marked a box of essentials that you can unpack right when you get moved into your new place. Maybe it’s medicine, food, clothes – whatever it is, unpack the most important things first and build outwards. Maybe the kids toys need to be unpacked ASAP to help keep them occupied and out of the way, while the pets toys can wait. Maybe you’ve got some food that could spoil or something you’d like to serve to those who’ve helped you move.
Do what you need to do to get those things unpacked first, and your move will fall into place afterwards.
Secure Your New Home
You’ve moved into a new area and you don’t quite know the lay of the land yet. It’s important to be familiar with the locks and security at your immediate disposal so night one, you and your family can rest comfortably. If you subscribe to a sort of app or other digital security service, this is most likely an easy change or update given you can do it at any time from anywhere.
It’s important you update this information as soon as possible so your move is safe and secure, however long it might take.
This is obvious, but the packing seemingly never stops. It can take days or weeks to feel settled, so unpacking as soon as you can will help you get back to “normal” more quickly. You most likely won’t feel fully moved in until your space is box-free, so the fast you can get rid of those boxes the better.
Label your boxes appropriately prior to your move so, once all of the boxes are out of the truck, you can bring them to their proper room. From there, you can tackle each room as you will. It’s annoying at first as it’s another thing you have to worry about when packing, but it’ll help in the long run and help you get unpacked sooner.
This isn’t an exhaustive list by any means, more or less a few reminders that will help your move go more smoothly. Moving is stressful, there’s no denying that. Once you sit down and work through the entire process, though, it can be an easier process than you think. Start with these handful of tips and you’ll be all moved in and settled in no time.