What To Do After Moving

What To Do After Moving

Moving can be an exciting time, but it’s also a stressful one. There are many things that need to be done before you move into your new home, and then there are even more things that need to happen after the big day. That’s where this blog post comes in! Whether you’re looking for tips on what to do during the moving process or how to transition into living at your new place, these tips from our moving specialist will get you covered.

Clean The Place Before Unpacking

After you’ve moved, there are a few things that need to be done right away. The first thing to do is clean your new place before unpacking any boxes.

If you don’t clean up after yourself and leave all of those packing materials lying around, not only will it make your home look unappealing, but it could also attract pests or even cause damage to both walls and floors.

Not to mention how hard it would be to find anything in your messy space! Once everything has been brought inside, give the entire house an extra good scrub down just to ensure that every nook and cranny looks its best for move-in day.

Then once you’re satisfied with the results (and have allowed enough time for the dust to settle), it’s time to unpack.

 

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Get Your Necessities Unpacked First

Once you’ve finished cleaning your new place, it’s time to unpack the essentials. Begin with unpacking things that would be needed right away, like toilet paper, trash bags, and food items (if you plan on eating soon).

If there are any appliances or electronics that need to be plugged in immediately for use (i.e., a microwave and refrigerator), make sure those get set up first as well. This will prevent any unnecessary waiting around when hunger strikes!

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After these necessities have been taken care of, then it’s fine to move onto boxes that contain other household goods such as clothes or books.

Set Up Your Utilities

The next step is to set up the utilities for your new home.

You should be receiving a packet from your utility company with detailed information about how to sign up. If not, make sure you call them and ask what needs to be done before turning on any services (i.e., gas or electricity).

If other things need installing, such as air conditioning units in certain rooms of the house, now would also be an appropriate time to look into this so everything will run smoothly once it’s warm enough outside to warrant their use.

After all, nobody wants sweltering temperatures while trying to unpack boxes!

Organize Your Things

The next thing to do is organize your things.

Once everything has been unpacked, it’s time to get all those boxes out of the way so they don’t take up space.

Put them in a closet or other room where they won’t be easily seen and can remain undisturbed for now.

Then start organizing your personal belongings by putting similar items together (i.e., keeping clothes folded with other clothes).

You may need some extra hangers if there are certain types that you have more than others, but otherwise, this shouldn’t require too much effort on your part.

It would also help to label each box as well so that you know what’s inside without having to open every single one until you find what you’re looking for.

Familiarize Your New Home

Once everything has been unpacked and put away, it’s time to familiarize yourself with your new home.

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This may seem like a daunting task at first since you’ll need to know where things such as light switches, fuse boxes, and outlets are located (especially if the previous tenant did not map these out).

However, there is an easy way for this process to go smoothly: walk through every room of the house from top to bottom and take note of anything that stands out or looks different from what you’re used to.

Then once you’re finished doing so, begin looking around outside of each room until something catches your eye.

This will help ensure that nothing gets overlooked when finding items in particular spots throughout the house.

Get Your Locks Changed

Finally, the last thing to do is get your locks changed.

It’s a good idea to have this done as soon as possible so you can feel confident that nobody will have access except for those who were issued keys by the management company or landlord (if applicable).

Changing these locks should be free of charge, but it never hurts to ask beforehand just in case there are any extra fees involved.

Getting new locks also ensures that everybody has their own key instead of having multiple copies floating around, which increases security exponentially!

Conclusion

We hope this article has helped provide you with some tips on making the transition from one home to another as seamless, exciting, and stress-free as possible.

Remember that it’s not just you who will need adjusting – everyone else involved in the process should be communicated with too.

If you have any questions about our services or would like more information about anything mentioned here, please feel free to contact us!

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