Moving Tips: What to Do When You Move Into a New Home
Moving can be an exciting yet stressful time. To help make it a little easier, we’ve rounded up a few key moving tips. From deep cleaning to labeling your essentials before you move, these tips will help make your moving day an easy one.
After a hectic day of moving, the last thing you want is to have to call all your utility companies or go days without internet. These tips will make sure everything goes smoothly.
Let the packing begin.
1. Cleaning Your Home
Before your big move, it’s always a good idea to start with a home buying checklist. This will help you narrow down your budget, get your finances in order, and more. After closing, it’s time for a deep clean. Cleaning your home is a lot easier before you move your stuff in.
Start by cleaning the floors, the kitchen, and the bathrooms. Disinfect light switches, door handles, and commonly touched surfaces. It’s easier to wipe down counters and shelves before you start unpacking your belongings.
2. Label the Essentials
As you’re packing up your old home, it’s really helpful to label a box with all your essential items. Baby items, sound machines, TV remotes, and important chargers can go in a bag or a box in your car during the move.
When you get to your new home, you won’t have to scramble to find everything important. You’ll know where all your essentials are as soon as you walk into your home.
3. Set Up the Utilities at Your New Home
Before you move, you’ll want to set up the utilities at your new home. Call the gas, electric, and water companies. Let them know when you’re closing day is or when you take possession of the home. Most utility companies have a form you can easily fill out online to transfer or set up your new service.
If you forget to change over your utilities, you may find the lights are shut off a few days into your move. Make sure to also call your internet provider. Many smart homes, appliances, security systems, and even front door locks, rely on a Wi-Fi connection.
4. Change Your Address
Before you move, start changing your address to your new home. Doing this the week of your move can help make sure your next bill and important mail comes to your new home after you move. With the post office, you can also fill out a change of address form.
Changing your address with the post office will ensure everything switches over on the correct date. You can also use their mail forwarding service for six months to a year in case you missed changing your address with any of your utility companies.
Moving Tips to Keep Your Moving Day Hassle-Free
These essential moving tips are sure to make your move an easy one. Remembering to change your utilities and your address, for example, will make fewer hassles for you down the road.
You can move on to decorating, unpacking, and getting settled without all the headaches. For more great moving and home resources and ideas, head to the blog section. And, enjoy your new home!