Moving into a brand new home can be a bit overwhelming. To help you keep your move as relaxed as possible, there are still things to consider once you’ve settled your move. Staying organized will help you settle into your new home as quickly as possible and get your home ready for occupying.
Here are four things to do once you’ve settled your move.
Inspect the house for insects
Make the time to check your new home days before moving in. Check for insects, rodents, etc. if you find any proof of insects call an exterminator or set off a bug bomb. This will help you to avoid dealing with bugs when you move in, or else you will have trouble getting rid of them after you’ve unpacked. Bug-proofing your home before you move in will also prevent the risk of exposing your family to harmful chemicals.
Re-check your boxes
Once your shipped boxes have arrived, check your items immediately to see if they have arrived unharmed. Check the most fragile items, as this will work as an indication that your items arrived in excellent condition.
Follow your home checklist
After you unpack the essentials for your home, check our list to ensure that you have everything you need for your daily use. Keep all boxes organized with clear labels to provide an easy search.
Change your locks on all doors
As soon as you move into your new house, change your locks. You never know how many people may still have spare keys to your home. This makes changing the locks essential to help to eliminate your risk of safety and security as well as give you a peace of mind.
Start unpacking each room one at a time
Once you have arrived at your new home, look for the boxes you need for your commonly used rooms. It prevents the panic of rummaging through all the boxes. Apparently, label the great daily boxes to make sure that you can make your bed and prepare your meals. Then, you can take your time unpacking everything else you need.
Explore the vicinity
Once you’ve removed your belongings, take the time to explore the new area and meet your neighbors. Find out where all the great hot spots are and familiar yourself with your new surroundings. While you don’t have to become best friends with your neighbors, introduce yourself to your new neighbors and set up a new foundation of neighborhood friends.
Have a get-together at your new house
Moving into a new home can feel a bit unsettling, especially if you live somewhere new and don’t know anyone. Once you have unpacked your things and prepared your home, invite family and friends over for a get-together. This will help you feel more at home and welcome the new chapter in your life.
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