10 Things To Do After Moving Into A New House
1. Once you have moved in you should inspect your delivery boxes. You should check each delivery box off of your household inventory list as they are brought into your new home. If you notice that anything is missing you should notify the movers as soon as possible. It is more likely than not that the missing items have been left in one of the moving trucks by mistake or placed somewhere in the midst of all the other items.
2. You should ensure that your utilities are up and running once you have arrived, although we would recommend that you take care of these issues prior to the move. Call your local water and power providers first, and then focus on your Internet and phone providers if you forgot to do it ahead of time.
3. Next, unpack your essential boxes, focusing on items for the bathroom and bedroom first. Considering that moving can be very exhausting, you will want to take a shower to revitalize your weary body, so dig into your bathroom container. Sleep is also key, so end the day by unpacking your bedding box.
4. Creating a to-do-list will also cut back on obstacles and wasted time. You can then use the after-move list to decide what to take care of during the coming days and weeks to finalize the moving process.
5. Doing some investigating after you move into a new home is very important. Take the time to inspect every nook and cranny with a magnifying glass and flashlight. Check for any visible signs of water or fire damage, as well as running toilets, and plumbing leaks. Don’t forget to inspect the back and front yard as well, taking care of any issues as they come.
6. It is necessary to find the main water valve and circuit breaker box of your new home in the case of an accident. If you need to turn off the water or electricity in order to take care of a water or electrical issue you don’t want to be scrambling to find it in an emergency.
7. Once all of the aforementioned issues have been properly taken care of you will need to secure the home. Ensure that all of your windows and doors close securely and that all the new locks are secure and functioning properly. Each floor should also have its own fire extinguisher and first aid kit, and check the smoke detectors to ensure that the batteries don’t need replacing.
8. In addition, if you have small children, then you will need to childproof your new home. This involves identifying and eliminating any health and safety hazards, focusing mainly on the nursery room. Remember to only leave a fitted mattress sheet in the baby’s crib, and to mount cordless blinds and window guards.
9. The kitchen is next, as you will need to connect your kitchen appliances, such as the washing machine and refrigerator. The general rule is to place it in the desired spot-in an upright position-and then wait 3 hours before you plug it in and turn it on after the move.
10. Finally, finish of the unpacking process. Now that the essentials have been taking care of its time to take care of the garage, attic, basement, and guest rooms.