Moving into a new home elicits diverse emotions but is nevertheless exciting. If moving to a bigger space, you may have envisioned how you’ll arrange your items to create a comfortable space for your loved ones. This isn’t without challenges, though! Moving comes with multiple preparations, and you have to stay on top of the arrangements.
First of all, prioritize repairs and ensure that all appliances are well fitted and functional. This is just an iceberg of the many preparations to make. How can I best prepare for my new home? Read on to find out.
1. Pack right
List all your belongings and categorize them accordingly. Group them in terms of bulky, delicate, light items, and list down all you don’t need. Dispose of unwanted items to save time and moving costs. Acquire proper packaging supplies; including boxes, markers, tape, ropes, and anything else you’ll need when packing. Pack your items into boxes, organize and label them depending on the rooms you’ll need to keep them when unpacking.
However, this can be hectic if you lack adequate skills. Make arrangements for a moving company early enough, and inquire if they offer packing services. Many will supply quality packing materials, help with bulky and delicate items and offer storage facilities when needed.
2. Don’t overlook repairs.
You want to move into a home in excellent condition, and repairs are essential. Unless you’re relocating into a brand-new property with no past occupant, you’ll likely have to do some repairs. Inspect your new house to get an idea of what needs to be done. While you may not plan to undertake the repairs right immediately, a list will help in budgeting.
3. Ensure all utilities are ready
I hope you organized for all the utilities to avoid inconveniences. Double-check that everything is in order and working before the moving day. For instance, check your electric connections, gas, water, heating and cooling, phone, and internet connections. Also, contact the local waste management facility to ensure your home is set up for garbage collection.
4. Change locks& addresses.
You want to be safe in your new home, and changing the locks is a good idea. Besides, you never know who might have a spare key. Hire a locksmith or change the locks yourself if you’re comfortable accomplishing the task. Rekey locks on all the main doors as well as the windows. Also, remember to change your address to your new place.
5. Deep clean
When moving, cleaning your new home may be the last thing on your mind. Why not do this before moving your items? Consider engaging professional cleaners to allow ample packing time and other essential preparations. This way, you ease a lot of stress and start life in a clean environment.
Moving to a new home involves multiple steps and preparations. You have to do everything right, starting from packing to hiring a professional mover company. Ensure that your new home is in excellent condition before moving your belongings. Also, book professional movers early, and ensure that the team has the necessary tools and packaging supplies.