After getting your moving estimate and finally relocating to your new home, you may be tempted to break open that bottle of champagne you’ve been saving for a special occasion. But the truth is, that would be a little too premature at this point! There’s still plenty of work ahead of you that will need to be tackled right away. Don’t worry, you’ll be sipping that champagne in no time, if you complete the following 5 things on this list.
The moment you booked your moving date, you should have called to transfer your utilities. Nonetheless, if you somehow didn’t get around to doing so, then call the companies immediately. The first places to contact should be your water and power providers, followed by telephone, Internet, and other essential services.
At this point, you’ll need to unpack the items for your two must-have rooms: the bathroom and bedroom. Most likely, you’ll be tempted to skip any and all unpacking because of your exhausting day. But you’ll definitely want to do these two rooms to be able to shower your exhausted body and crawl into bed. While the kitchen is another priority room, it can wait until the next day or so when you’ll have more energy.
There are several tasks that will need your attention after your move. Create a checklist and prioritize everything according to level of importance. Write a list for hat needs to be done that day, in the coming days, and even in the coming weeks. Stick to the list to speed up settling into your new home.
Another task that cannot wait too long is to inspect your new space. From top to bottom, inspect every spot and speck. Go through each room, inspecting them for signs of insects, pests, water damage or even fire damage. Check for running toilets, dripping faucets, plumbing leaks, and the like.
Ensure your family is the only ones with access to your property by changing all the locks. Make sure all the doors and windows close securely. Add smoke detectors to all rooms. Consider installing a burglar alarm, especially if your neighborhood is located in a problematic area. Of course, it’s best to consult with security professionals for alarm installations.
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