Congratulations! Your plans for the future are coming true, and you can finally enter your new home. However, as you know, there is still some work to be done. Thus, it’d be better to get ready on time. Here is a list of things you should do right after moving in.
1. Following the plan
Before you start unpacking and organizing your new home, you need to find out if everything is ready for that. Take some time and create a step-by-step to-do list. Make it clear what are the most important things you need to do before you can say the new place is ready to become your home. Be patient, and do it carefully. We know it’s already been too much for you, but you must have learned a good plan is half of the work done.
2. Do the inspection
The very first thing you need to do after the relocation is familiarizing yourself with the place. Check the fuse box, water valves, and installations. And, if you have set up all the utilities in advance, you’ll easily figure out if everything functions well. Don’t forget to note all the potential leaks or electrical problems, so that you can find some professional to fix them later on. There is much chance you’ll meet several necessary repairs, left after the previous owners. However, in the beginning, you should focus on fixing the priorities.
This little inspection will help you feel safe enough since you will know what you can expect once you settle in. But not only that. By walking through the rooms, you’ll get the real picture of the space. Thus it’d be much easier for you to make a plan of what you need to do to protect your walls and floors during the move. You surely don’t want to make some damages of your own.
3. A deep clean – one of the major things you should do right after moving in
Every fresh start requires some fresh air. Open all the windows. Start a thorough final cleaning. Wipe all the floors and do the dusting. Take care of the potential mold, especially in the kitchen and bathroom areas. Then, continue with your furniture cleaning. It may be that you have already done a deep clean at your old home. However, don’t forget all your stuff went through the process of transportation. What’s more, it would be much easier to keep your new home clean and organized when you have a good starting position. Finally, when you’re done, you can deal with the packing material leftovers. Get rid of all the trash and bring in positive energy, now when eventually everything should come to its place.
4. Unpacking the essentials
And now, when you have done all the things you should do right after moving in, you can start unpacking. Where you will begin depends widely on your lifestyle and your habits. Anyway, whatever you decide, always keep your overnight bag in a prominent place.