The new home journey can be overwhelming and exhausting. It is also exciting to start a new life. There is a lot of preparation that goes into moving, and if you are not well-organized, settling into your new home can be quite stressful. Below are things you must take care of before settling into the new house.
Change the Locks
You don’t know what the previous owners of the house did with their keys. Whether you will do it yourself or get a locksmith to reinstall your locks, this should be the first task after moving into your new home. It will also give you peace of mind.
Set Up Your Own Security System
After moving into your new home, you have to ensure the safety of everyone under your roof. Update your new home’s security system or install your own. If this is your first time selecting a home security system, take some time and shop around for the best option.
Check Out the HVAC Unit
Your AC and Furnace unit is an expensive necessity. For the sake of your safety, you, a technician, or a property manager need to check on the HVAC units in the weeks following your move. Insect the insulation, cooling, and heating units, and the ducks for any warning signs. If there are any repairs or replacements needed, ensure that you get on top of things as soon as possible.
Ensure Your Utilities Are Up and Running
While this is something that you should do before the move, you should get on it immediately. Naturally, the first companies to notify about the relocation are the water and power providers. Everything will look much smoother and brighter once your gas, electricity, and water are running in your new home. After taking care of all the fundamental utilities, start making arrangements for phone, internet, cable, and other essential services that you may need.
Assess the Financial and Insurance Situation
Before settling into the new home, ensure you examine your current financial situation. If you just moved to a new state, you may need to set up new bank accounts. You should also contact your insurance company and find out if they will cover your new home. If not, look for a new home insurance company.
Unpack the Essentials
Start unpacking some essentials and prepare at least two rooms for use- the bathroom and a bedroom. Moving is tiring, so you will need a place to sleep and rest. Assemble your bed, unpack your bedding, and prepare the bedroom for a lovely evening. You will also need to take a warm shower- ensure you unpack your bathroom essentials such as towels, shower curtains, bathrobe, and some toiletries.
Moving into a new house is exciting- with numerous chances to redecorate and rearrange the house just the way you’ve always wanted. However, moving can also be tiring, and most people can forget to take care of certain things. The above checklist will help you stay organized and avoid making mistakes as you settle into your new home.