The weeks leading up to a home purchase are super stressful. Between the home inspection and finalizing your financing, you also have to start packing up your entire life, hiring moving people and organizing all the moving parts.
If this is your first time buying a house you may have a huge list of items that you will have to tick off. You have to pick new decor, make inspections, not to mention trying to pack and move all of your furniture and things. It can turn into a huge stressful mess! But wait! You can make it much easier on yourself by just slowing down and making a detailed list.
Here’s a checklist of simple things you can take care of when you first move into your new house to make the transition smooth as can be.
1. Do Pre-move Repairs
When your new home is still empty it is the best time to get all the repairs done. Without the hassle of moving furniture and other obstacles it is much easier to get at floors and walls that may need repairs. Beyond that you may need to see what is going on behind the walls which can sounds like a daunting task but trust me, you will be glad that you did.
2. Set Up Your Utilities
You should make sure that you arranged the connection of the utilities before the move, but if you haven’t done it for one reason or another, do so without delay. You wouldn’t believe how many people forget to call the utility companies! Call the power and water providers – things will look much brighter and smoother once you have electricity, gas and running water in your new house.
Having taken care of the fundamental utilities, consider making the necessary arrangements to gain access to Internet too.
3. Organize Your Move
Pack up in an organized fashion to save you time and sweat later.Pack your boxes by the area in the house that stuff belongs to. Kitchen stuff probably will need to be organized even more (think boxes with “plates”, “cutlery” etc. on them). Also remind yourself when you get in the house to unpack the bedroom first so you have a place to collapse when you are all done unpacking.
If you need any ideas about moving or you are ready to put your home on the market, don’t hesitate to contact me!