Congratulations on your new property! We hope that you’ve had a nice and trouble-free house relocation. It is now time to enjoy your new home and have the best time in it with the ones you love. However, before getting too comfortable, there are certain things that you should do right after you move in. Here you can find 6 of the most important things every new homeowner should do right after moving to the new place.
1) Change the locks
The first thing you should think of is safety. You need to change all of the locks in your new home so that you know you are the only one that has access to the place.
2) Don’t procrastinate with your unpacking
The man and van have just dropped off all of your boxes at your new home and you need to start unpacking. We know that it can be a rather boring thing to do. Keep in mind that there is no point in procrastinating as this has to be done sooner or later. You better start now so that you finish faster. You can invite your family members or friends to help you with the unpacking.
3) Give your new house a deep clean
You can do the cleaning prior to unloading the removal van when there are not so many items around the house. This way you can clean all of the floors, walls, windows, carpets, counters, etc. very easily. You will have access to every corner in the rooms. You can also hire a professional cleaning company to help you clean the house more efficiently.
4) Inspect your belongings
Right after you get your things out of the moving van, you need to make sure that all of your items have been safely transported by the man with van. Check all of your most easily breakable and fragile items. If they’ve survived the house removal then most probably all of your other items did too.
5) Check your house for plumbing leaks
Your home inspector has probably already done that before closing the deal but you can still double-check so that you are sure there are no leaks in your new home.
6) Check out the neighbourhood
Once you’ve settled in your new home, it is time to introduce yourself to the neighbours. You can throw a garden party and invite them over. It is always nice to get along with the people who live next door. This way you can help each other with everything.
Also, take a walk around your neighbourhood so that you find local stores that you can shop from. Look for parks, schools, libraries, restaurants, etc. Hopefully, you will find plenty of them and will be very happy in your new house.
These are just some of the most important things that you should do right after moving home. Make a moving checklist and write down all of the things that come to your mind. Organise the first days in the new place well. Think carefully about where to start from. You need to clean every room, to change the locks, to unpack and check all of your items. The first week can be very busy. However, once you are finished with the work, you can really enjoy your new home. Make the best memories there with the ones you love. Moving house is a very exciting moment in everyone’s life. You and your family will hopefully enjoy a lot of luck and happiness in the new place.