Wait! Before You Unpack…
It’s always a momentous occasion, when you move into your new home, no doubt the kids are excited about a new place, or they are full of worry for the future (if they are teenagers). But as soon as the deeds have been signed and you are good to go, is there anything else you need to do in your old house to tie up some loose ends and what can you do for your new home to make it feel like home as soon as you move in?
Thoroughly Examine Your New Home
You’ve already been through the buying process, and hopefully, you’ve had all your questions answered, but sometimes there may be some things that you missed, especially if you are moving into a new build. While new homes are generally built to be safer than the old homes of over 30 years ago, that doesn’t mean there will be no issues at all. It’s always best to undertake an inspection, you can use a home inspection company local to you, such as the Solex Group professional home inspection service, but make sure that they are a reputable company. Depending on where you live, it is very easy for anybody to set themselves up as a home inspector. So you’re better off going with trusted companies that come fully endorsed.
Do A Deep Clean
Hopefully, this will go without saying, but you should clean from top to bottom and make sure that the house is in a little condition before you move in. It’s much easier to give your home a deep clean without boxes cluttering up the place. So, even if the house is of a good standard of clean, we all have our own perspectives of what “clean” really constitutes, so get on your hands and knees and scrub for your life!
Get The Admin Sorted
If you’ve moved house more than once, no doubt you are very familiar with the annoyances of setting up a new account for your heating bill, or switching suppliers or just redirecting all your mail. There’s always something we missed, so it may just be better to sort out a mail redirection service to go to the new address, which buys you some time to make the switches for every bill.
Sort The Bathroom As A Priority
As soon as you unpack everything into your bathroom, you have set up the most of your everyday basics already. So put that toothbrush in the toothbrush holder, get your fancy soaps out, and hang a shower curtain and you are halfway there.
Don’t Make The Television A Priority
As tempting as it may be for you to watch something while you unpack, bulky items like the TV should come out of the boxes last. It doesn’t work; it also provides a big distraction, slowing down your unpacking.
Here are some of the basics, moving home is always a new adventure, but it can also do with being more straightforward and simple than it normally is.