10 Must-Do’s when you Move into a New House

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Moving into a new house, in a new locality or an old one can be one and the same. If you thought packing up your entire house in no time and travelling across to new place was something left you nearly breathless, then you should probably be prepared for what’s ahead. The novelty and the all the work that lies ahead of you can play silly tricks with your mind. This is exactly when you need a list of things that need your urgent attention than anything else.

10. Have the mechanical equipment cleaned and serviced.

A very important task right after moving in would be to get the mechanical equipments, like the heating and cooling systems, the exhaust vents, the fans, and related electronics appliances cleaned and serviced for the new house. Check your water meter, plumbing leaks as well to avoid bigger woes later on. Do this before you have to call up the technician after you move into the house. Getting such services done together early on may even save you a lot of money.

9. Give the rodents a scare.

Get rid of all those critters roaming about the house. Be it mice, rats, termites, roaches or any of those creepy creatures. Just call up the bug infestation guys and they will take care of all these uninvited guests in a jiffy. If the problem is not a serious one, you could handle it by yourself by getting rodent poison sold in the market.

8. Get your emergency kit in the house

During the moving process, there are many, many opportunities for minor first aid issues. Make sure you have your first aid kit in a known place and make sure you have all the necessary supplies like bandages, ointments and the like in the first aid box. In a new area, you cannot possibly run to neighbor for some antiseptic right in the middle of the night.

7. Get your locks changed

It is great idea to get your locks changed if you are moving into a house that was previously occupied. We have all watched enough TV to know that friendly neighbors aren’t all that trustworthy when the opportunity presents itself in the form of a key that the previous owners must have forgotten with them. So if you want to stop that snooping and be safe than sorry, get those licks changed.

6. Get the house cleaned up.

The first thing you should probably do after all the mechanical business is taken care of is to get the house cleaned, right down to every corner of it. Set up an area with all of the supplies and tools you’ll need to get the job done: buckets, brooms, mops, a vacuum, cleaners for each type of surface etc. Washing down cabinets, counters and plumbing fixtures and cleaning the carpeting etc. will make you feel good about the house. And don’t forget a healthy supply of rubber gloves, to tackle those dirty stains and keep your hands clean.

5. Paint all the walls and ceilings.

To really get the feel of moving into new house, get the house painted in warm colors and give the house a new look. Get a professional to do it or experiment on your own, but be sure to give the house your personal touch, something that will give you a homely feeling. The task may seem daunting and time consuming but it will be worth it when you have house that has welcome vibe to it.

4. Getting started with the supplies.

Before you actually go hit the super market to get the supplies needed to fill the house, make a list. A new house will need paper towels, cloth rags, all purpose cleaners, buckets, sponges, brooms, utensils, basic towels for the kitchen, table mats, supplies for the kitchen, toiletries and other miscellaneous things. It will probably good idea to stock up the fridge and kitchen with all things eatable so that you don’t have to run around until you get settled and get comfortable with the area.

3. Get to Know Your New Home and Neighborhood

The best part of moving to a new place would probably be getting to thy neighbor. The best way to get acquainted with the area is to know it through your neighbors. Get to know the neighbors and they will probably give you an idea where to get the best doc, or the best mall in town.

2. Make your existence known.

Well, to your friends and family at least. Either plan for an email blast or order moving announcements to mail out. And be sure to take care of the paperwork with the post office to have your mail redirected to the new place a couple of weeks in advance. You can pick up a form, or fill it out online.

Another important thing to do would be getting the regular supplies of newspaper, mail and other such essentials to your house.

1. Collect receipts

Make sure you keep all receipts and documentation related to your move in one file and keep the file in a safe, secure place. Make sure you have your Bill of Lading and payment receipt. You may be able to claim your move on your next tax return and you’ll need all the necessary receipts to make your claim.

 

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