The best way to ensure that you do not miss anything essential for your new house is to prepare a checklist, simple but very much effective. So what to do when you move into a new house? Start making the list at least 3 months before you move, so that you keep adding things time to time just in case you miss anything in the first go. Let us help you get organised with a few tips and suggestions.
Check, inspect, and organise: While unloading the van, check to ensure that you have all your goods inside your house so as to confirm that you haven’t left anything behind or in the vehicle. Open the boxes to see if the fragile items have survived the journey. As you keep opening the boxes, classify the items separately to make it easier for you to sort them out later.
Change the locks: The first thing you should do after moving into your new house is to get all the exterior locks replaced by new ones, so that no one else except you and your family has the keys to your new house. This way, your place will be safe from any potential theft and you will be able to enjoy peace of mind.
Cleaning up: As soon as you move in, you should thoroughly clean the whole house to make sure there are no bugs, termites, or other organisms that might thrive in dirty conditions. If you are not able to manage your time for cleaning, hire professionals to do so. However, doing all the cleaning on your own would mean that you get to know your house better and familiarise yourself with every corner of it.
Repair and paint: Primitive constructions often cause the walls to wear down with the passage of years, so before you plan to make your walls and ceilings more attractive by applying fresh paint, you should check to determine if there is any damage or weak region that needs to be repaired first. This will not only create a blissful atmosphere, but will also keep your attention away from cracked paint and ugly walls.
Get edibles: Food is one of those essential things that you want to add in your list when you move into a new house. Even though it is not quite possible to gather every single food item into the house in the initial stages, you might want to fill your cupboards and fridge with light snacks, meat, veggies, bread, and spices from a local market situated nearby.
Set up your furniture and appliances:Beds, chairs, sofa beds, couches, refrigerators, television sets and other essential things should be set up as soon as possible. This is a very important thing to do, because if at any time you get tired of unpacking and working on your new house, you can sit back, relax, enjoy a good show, have something to eat, or even go to sleep!
Get to know your neighbours: In the initial days, you will need quite a lot of support from your neighbours, so get to know all of them and let them know you are new in the neighbourhood. People are usually very cooperative and making contacts is important as they might come in handy even when you least expect them to!
Moving efficiently and managing your new home requires mental and physical capacities, as well as intelligent tactics, so keep your mind open and your body running!