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Are you getting excited about moving into your new house? Before settling in, you need to make sure that everything is perfect. We want you to get the most out of your new space, that is why we have gathered some of the important things you need to do before moving, during your move, and after moving in.

From choosing your décor and furnishings to unpacking your belongings, this guide covers everything. When moving into a new place, you need to adjust to the new environment and ensure that you and your family have a sophisticated home.

First, we’ll provide you with the essential things you need to do before moving in to guarantee that you’ll have a smooth transition. Next, we’ll give some tips about home renovations to customize your space.

Important Things to Do Before Moving In

As your moving date is getting nearer, there are some important things that you need to do to ensure that you will have a seamless transition into your new place.

Are you done with all the logistical tasks? This includes packing all your things and booking an appointment with a moving company. If so, then you need to accomplish the following tasks so you can prepare yourself for the big day.

Go Over Everything

Before moving in, you need to do a final walk-through, which means that you have to check everything in your new abode. Whether you are renting or buying the place, check if the condition is the same as what is agreed upon. Examine if there is any damage committed by the previous renter or owner and make sure that everything is in its proper order.

You have to check if the toilets will flush, the faucets have no leaks, the water heater will run hot water, inspect the circuit breaker and label them properly, test all the outlets, carbon monoxide detectors, smoke detectors as well as all the appliances and lights.

If you discover that there are issues, then you have to document everything and inform the landlord or seller about it before moving in.

Clean Your New House

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Regardless of if the previous occupant has already cleaned the house, it would be great if you would also do a thorough cleaning yourself. This includes cleaning the walls, floors, and cabinets. You also need to scrub the kitchen and bathrooms. To guarantee that everything is flawless before moving in, you might consider hiring the services of professional cleaners.

Most moving companies also offer this type of service. In case, this is not offered by the moving company that you’ve chosen, they could recommend a reputable provider for you.

Check the HVAC System

It is important to check the heating and cooling systems before moving in to make sure that they are functioning properly so you can sleep comfortably in your new home. If there are any problems with the HVAC system, then you should call a professional right away to have it inspected and repaired.

Fixing and Painting

If you want to update the interior of your home, then now is the best time to do it. You might want to paint the walls and make other necessary changes. If so, then it will be easier to do this before moving in. Also, this is a good time for you to schedule any repairs. Examine carefully for any holes, cracks, or any other damage that needs to be fixed.

Update Your Address

Since you will be moving to a new address, it would be a good idea to notify relevant contacts such as credit card companies, banks, and others. You also need to update your address on your insurance policies and subscriptions.

To change your address on your bills and mail, you should inform the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) by filing a change-of-address form through their website or at your local post office.

Replace the Locks

Replacing the locks, especially on the exterior doors, can give you peace of mind since you can guarantee that robbers can’t get inside your new home. Although this is just an easy task that you can do on your own, you could also choose to hire a locksmith to do it on your behalf.

Transfer Utilities

Inform your utility companies about your transfer, so that they can make any necessary changes. You might be required to provide them with your new address as well as any proof of your identification. This is an important task that you should handle in advance before moving in.

Set Up a Home Security System

To ensure the safety of your new home, it is recommended that you install a home security system, and alarms, or add more locks. A home security system can protect your new home against robbers and other security threats.

Things To Do When You Move In

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Finally, your moving day has arrived. To make sure that everything goes well as planned, here are some tips for you.

Secure Your Valuables

Be sure to pack all your valuable things securely, such as your jewelry and important documents. If necessary, use bubble wrap and other packing materials to keep them safe. Be aware of where you place them.

Pack Essentials Separately

All the essentials must be packed in a separate box or suitcase. Keep in mind that you will be needing them during your first days in your new home.

Some examples of these essential items are toothbrushes and other toiletries, paper towels and toilet paper, flashlights, cleaning supplies, chargers, and clothes for changing. After packing them separately, you should label them properly. This can avoid wasting time searching through several boxes, whenever you need them on your first night.

Guide the Movers

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Make yourself available all the time in case the movers will be calling you for directions and other questions. Some moving companies can do the packing, loading, and unloading for you. If you’ve done the packing yourself, then inform the movers which boxes will go where. This can help you unpack easily and quickly.

Keep Yourself Fueled and Hydrated

Whether you are moving interstate or locally, it can be very exhausting, regardless of if the packing and heavy lifting are handled by professional movers. To keep yourself fueled and hydrated, keep some snacks and water near you throughout the day.

Clean Your Old House

Once your stuff has all been loaded on the moving truck, it’s time for you to clean your old house. You can sweep the floor, wipe the surfaces, etc. Or you could consider hiring a professional cleaner to do it for you.

Make An Inventory

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After all your boxes have been unloaded and brought inside your new house, do some inventory. Check everything and make sure that all the boxes are present before the movers leave. In this way, you will know that all your belongings have arrived safely on your new home.

Things To Do After Moving In

You and your belongings have finally arrived at your new home, but it’s not yet over. There are still some important tasks to do. To fully settle down in your new living space, you should do the following:

Unpack Your Things

Although this can be a daunting task, this is something that you must do as soon as possible. Begin with the essentials as you go through the remaining stuff. For example, you can start setting up the bathroom, bedrooms, then the kitchen. In this way, you can shower, sleep, and eat comfortably.

Decorate Your New Home

One of the fun parts about moving into a new home is that you’ll get the chance to furnish and decorate it the way you want. Begin with the basics, such as the couch, bed, and dining table. When shopping for décor, furniture, and furnishings, consider your personal preferences. Alternatively, you could also hire an interior designer to do the decorating for you.

Dams Moving can help you in moving into your new home. You can avoid the stress that comes with moving by working with us. Just contact us at (307) 247-3928 to know more about our services.