Saturday, 19 December 2020

First Steps When You Move To A New Home

Moving home is always going to be one of those truly exciting rites of passage. It’s not something that you get to do every day, and yet when it comes around you might find that there is actually a lot of stress involved in the process. If you are currently in a position where you are about to move home, one of the most important parts of the process that you should think about is once you have moved in - and you are wondering what to do next. Here are some of the essential first steps you might want to consider during that time.


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Turn On The Utilities


You are going to want to check that everything is okay with your utilities first and foremost, as if there are any problems here it will be a good idea to report them to the realtor as soon as possible. That’s a simple case of turning the utilities on and seeing what happens, although you might want to do it one at a time just in case anything does go wrong. It’s also about trying to get the home to a place where it is liveable again. If nobody has been living in it for a while, then the pipes might be cold and putting some heat through them gently is going to be a good idea. Make sure you do this before anything else, and keep a close eye and ear out for any issues which might seem to arise when you do.



Assemble The Furniture


Whatever furniture you might have brought with you will have to be unpacked and assembled, so you at least have somewhere to sit and sleep while you are arranging all of the other aspects of the home. If you have bought new furniture, then that too is going to have to be assembled. In some cases, it is easier and more sensible to simply hire a bed assembly service to do it for you, so that is something that you might want to bear in mind. But it’s up to you, and if you are perfectly happy doing it yourself then that should be absolutely fine. The point is that you should definitely make sure to do this before you do much else, so that you at least have somewhere to lay your head tonight!


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Deep Cleaning


Hopefully, the house will already have been cleaned thoroughly before you moved in, just as you would have cleaned the home you just left. But in many cases, you will probably find that doing a deep clean of your new home is still advisable. For one thing, a lot of people find this just helps to make it feel like it is truly yours. But it’s also a case of being extra careful about your health and safety, which is extra important at this time during a pandemic of course. Make sure you thoroughly deep clean the house before you do anything else, and you will feel so much better for it.

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