But after the boxes are unpacked and the furniture is in place, it’s time to get to work making your new house a home. Here are 5 things you should do right after moving in to help you settle into your new space.
Unpack the Essentials First
After you’ve moved all of your boxes into your new home, it can be tempting to just want to take a break. But trust us, it’s better to unpack the essentials first. This way, you’ll have everything you need on hand as you’re unpacking the rest of your belongings. Pack a suitcase with a few changes of clothes, toiletries, bedding, towels, and anything else you might need for the first few days. That way, you can focus on getting the rest of your boxes unpacked without having to worry about where your toothbrush is.
Give Everything a Home
One of the biggest challenges of unpacking is figuring out where everything goes. To make things easier on yourself (and your family), take some time to figure out where everything goes before you start unpacking. That way, when you’re putting away dishes or setting up electronics, you’ll already know where they go. This will help keep your new home feeling organized and put-together from day one.
Change the Locks
This one is important for both your safety and peace of mind. As soon as you move in, change all the locks on your doors. This includes exterior doors, interior doors leading to garages or basements, and any doors that connect to adjoining units (like apartments or condos). While you’re at it, make sure to get copies of all the keys made so everyone in your household has one. And don’t forget to keep a spare key somewhere safe in case of emergencies.
Check for Damages and Make Repairs
Now that everything is out of the way, it’s time to take a look around and see if there are any damages that need to be repaired. This could be anything from a loose doorknob to a hole in the drywall. If there are any big repairs that need to be made, now is the time to call in a professional (or ask your landlord if they’re responsible for making the repairs). Taking care of these things now will save you headaches down the road.
Make a List of Upgrades You Want to Make
Finally, once everything is settled and all the repairs are taken care of, it’s time to start thinking about upgrades. Make a list of all the things you’d like to change about your new home, no matter how big or small. These could be anything from painting the walls to adding new lighting fixtures or shelving units. Once you have a plan in place, you can start tackling these projects one by one until your new home feels like yours.
Unpack Your Belongings like a Pro
Moving into a new home is an exciting but daunting task. There’s so much to do and so many decisions to make. But by following these five simple steps, you can make settling into your new home a breeze. So what are you waiting for? Get started today.
If you ever need assistance with your move don’t hesitate to call Gouffon moving.