When relocating to a new residence, there are numerous factors to consider. To be honest, we often overlook the importance of the things you do after you move into a new home because we think that the simple act of packing and unpacking is all that stands in the way of a smooth transition.
Take the time to familiarise yourself with your home, understand how it works, and establish a list of projects you want to work on as soon as you move in. Don’t wait and assume you’ll figure it out later; do it right away.
Examine the Place
In the past, repairs and maintenance were paid for by the landlord. Write down everything you want to be done. During the inspection, stay indoors. Request that the seller covers the cost of any repairs before the closing.
Replace Your Locks
The best thing you can do with your new house keys is get your locks replaced and acquire a completely new set of keys. The primary reason is to provide safety and security. If the previous owner did not replace the locks, you would need the help of code machines, or duplicates of the key may be in the hands of outsiders who may easily break into your home or even attempt entry without realizing there is a new owner.
Regularly Check and Replace Your Air Filters
There’s no way to tell how old your HVAC system’s air filters are. This is especially important if you have a family member who is allergic to dust or animal hair, this is especially important. Keep track of when you need to replace the air filters by writing the date on your calendar.
Locate the Water Valve and the Fuse Box
It’s good not to look for the fuse box or water valve when you need them. Make sure you know where they are so that if the power goes out, it’s easy to find them and get back up and running quickly.
While your home’s water valve is usually found around the perimeter of your property, your home’s fuse box is usually located in your basement, garage, or storage room.
Take a Picture of Anything of Value
You may feel anxious about moving your priceless possessions because of the potential danger to their safety. As a result, it is important to take the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of your goods.
When the goods arrive at their destination, you’ll be able to spot any damage you missed by taking photos and making an inventory of the contents. You can use the photos as proof of the items’ original condition and use them to make a moving insurance claim for damage that occurred during transit.
Connect Cable and Internet
No one enjoys the prospect of relocating to a dead zone. Set up services that work for you before moving day to ensure that you’re ready to go. To ensure that your services are activated in a timely manner and that you get the appointment slot that is most convenient for you, schedule installation at least 2-3 weeks in advance.
After moving to a new location, compare cable and internet providers in your area, order service, and set up an installation date.
There are many other things, but we hope this gives you a good start!