Moving into a new home is nothing if not exciting. However, it can also be somewhat stressful too, and this stress often correlates with how well the entire affair has been planned.
It’s important to make sure every step of the journey has been properly planned along the way. For instance, your usage of North American Van Lines for the safe moving of your property is essential, as is making sure you have access to the property before you attempt to move all your storage boxes in.
So, you’re now at the door, you’ve moved in most of your property cases, and you’re thinking about what to do next. After you sit down and take a rest after the long journey you’ve had, now is the time to get to work. But what are the most essential tasks to complete the first week of your residency there?
If you can curate your priorities in this descending fashion, you’re so much more likely to move in and feel confident as necessary. With the following advice, you’ll no doubt see how this can be the case:
Unpack Your Property, Piece By Piece & Priority First
It’s a good idea to unpack your property, of course, but doing so in a manner that minimizes mess and that feeling of ‘living out of boxes’ can be key. This is all in the preparation. First, we need to figure out which items are essential and non-essential. Then we can unpack from room to room based on that. Make sure to store your minor priorities and non-essential items first, at the back of cupboards, in the attic, or in your new basement area. This way, you have what you need, but you also maximize space and organize as you go.
Set Up Your Utilities Correctly & Track Budgets
It’s important to set up your utilities correctly and track your scheduled payment as part of your budget. For instance, having a technician from an internet provider come to visit your property the day after moving in can help you get up to speed with your internet activation as quickly as possible, setting up a billing period that cycles on a monthly basis. Setting up your gas, electric and water providers ahead of time can also be key in making sure you aren’t without these utilities as you move in.
Secure Your Home On Your Own Terms
It’s clearly important to secure your home when you can, as this can provide you with the mean to feel safe there. Changing the locks, making sure that exterior gates are reinforced or privacy fencing is installed, adding motion-sensitive floodlights to the alleyway between your house and another, as well as making sure your home privacy is increased via measures like blinds in the downstairs bathrooms, all of this can make a massive difference going forward, and help you see your home as yours.
With this advice, we hope you can feel comforted and able to begin life anew after moving into a new and beautiful home.