Moving to a new home can be overwhelming, but you shouldn’t let it get the best of you. Many things need to be done after moving into your new space, and we’re here to help! Here are a few tips for what to do after you finally finish moving.
Check the Delivered Boxes
After you have all the packed boxes delivered to your new house, you need to check the boxes and make sure that nothing is missing.
If you find something that’s not on your list, contact your mover. You may need to open up some of the packed boxes for their contents to be loaded into the appropriate rooms in your new home. Looking at the advantages of hiring a full service mover, they will help you unpack your stuff too. Your movers will show you what each item in a box does so it can be unloaded appropriately by labeling them with stickers such as “Kitchen” or “Master Bathroom.”
Besides, check all incoming shipments from moving companies against their packing lists before signing any electronic signatures confirming receipt. This way, they won’t charge you for lost items later on! If everything looks good, then take an inventory sheet signed by both parties (you and the company) stating this.
Unpack the Essentials First
With lots of Boxes lying around you, you will get confused on which to unpack first, so go for the essentials such as bedroom, bathrooms, and kitchen. If you have hired full service movers, they must have packed your stuff in an appropriate manner and would be easy for you to unpack.
You will need to set up these rooms be first before moving on. Once you have done this, the rest of your time and energy can be spent on unpacking other things that are more important to you, like clothes, for example.
The kitchen is one room that should not take too long as it contains only a few items such as dishware, cutlery, pots, and pans, etc.
After the hectic day with the tiring move, you need a place for lying down at night so unpack your bedroom first.
If you have kids, there are some things that they will need as well, such as toys and games to keep them entertained in the new house while you work on unpacking other rooms. Also, beddings for their room so they can rest well when moving day is over.
Organize Your Work
Moving doesn’t end with just shifting to a new house and unpacking; there are many other things to be done, like organizing your belongings.
It is important to understand where you should store what items because it will make unpacking and finding things easier in the future. There are various ways of storing stuff like Organizing into bins, boxes, or trash bags by category (e.g., clothing) -Placing each room’s contents together in the same place, so they’re easy to find when needed (e.g., kitchenware all on one shelf).
Check Your House Perfectly
You need to check every nook and corner of your new house properly for any damages or defects. It is good to have an inspection done by a professional and get the perfect picture of what needs repairing in your new house before you settle in. Check for any signs of danger, especially from fire and water.
Find Fuse Box and Main Water Valve
Make sure you know where the main water supply and fuse box are. This will be a big help during emergencies, cooking, or if there is no power in your house for any reason. Make it a point to check them out before settling down, as this can take some time.
Repair all the Locks and Keys
You need to make sure that all the locks in your new house are in good condition and work perfectly. A faulty lock can be a huge security risk, so this is one of the first things you should check for when inspecting your home. Make sure you have at least two keys with you as well – one for emergencies and another just in case something happens to it.
Connect all the Major Appliances
If you have brought in your old appliances like refrigerator, television, washing machine, and you to your new home, the first thing you need to do is connect them all.
You should also take care not to overload electrical sockets with too many appliances at once since they may overheat or even catch fire. So, while connecting major appliances like TV, refrigerator, etc., don’t forget about other small ones such as lights, fan, etc.
Unpack all the Remaining Boxes
The next step is to unpack all the remaining boxes. To make this easier for you, divide these two categories into things that need immediate attention (such as kitchen items and clothes) and those that can wait until later (like books). You might find it helpful to have a checklist of what needs doing when unpacking your new home, so you know which room goes where in advance.
Clean Your New House
After you have finished setting up your new home finally, the next thing is to clean it. The most important place you should start cleaning is your kitchen and bathroom because these are two places where germs can quickly breed in if not cleaned properly. You also need to think about what type of cleaners or disinfectants you want for this task.
Just because you’ve completed moving doesn’t mean your duty to please your family is over. Now that your house has stood with the help of professionals, there’s a lot left to be done before everything looks perfect. We have discussed few things you should pay attention to before celebrating too hard, like arranging your home, cleaning, etc.