When you move into a new home with all of your baggage and possessions, the place greets you with its emptiness and all of your belongings are packed and boxed up. You will need to clean your new home and double check if all of the boxes and packages have been delivered, and that nothing is indeed missing. Apart from unpacking the essentials to fill up your new home with your items, and add a lively tone to your home, there are certain things that need to be done. Here are the top 5 things you should do right after you have moved into your new home:
1. Adopt Security Measures
Once you have moved into your new home, a good safety measure is having your locks changed so that the only people to have access to your home will be you and your family. Have smoke detectors installed in the rooms and place in a proper functioning fire extinguisher in case of fire emergencies. Also, set up your first aid kit and consider the installation of a burglar alarm if need be.
2. Inspect Your Belongings
After you have unpacked your essentials, furniture, and major appliances, inspect them to make sure nothing got damaged during the move. Check if all your furniture is in its original state, and make sure of the same with major appliances such as your washer and dryer, your stove and other electrical items.
3. Set Up Your Utilities
Before you move in you should place in a call to utility companies so that when you arrive you have running water, gas and electricity. The next thing you need to do is set up your electric and electronic items to make sure they are up and running properly. You can then arrange for phone and internet connections.
4. Locate the Circuit Breaker Box & Main Water Valve
Find the circuit breaker box as well as the main water valve so you know where to go in case of emergencies. If there comes a time that requires you to fix an impending water or power issue, you need to know how to first turn them off correctly.
5. Meet With Your Neighbors
After you have set up everything in your new home and are done with all of the cleaning and unpacking, it’s time to get acquainted with your new neighbors. Go over to your neighbors, introduce yourself to them and start getting to know the people around you; it will help you in getting adjusted into the new environment.
Keeping the things mentioned above in mind, you can ensure the safety and security of the move you have made into a new home. Also, once the above mentioned tasks have been completed, you can enjoy living in your new home knowing you have taken care of the essentials and can get the much needed rest that awaits you in your new living space.