You’ve opened the door to your brand new home, unloaded all of your items from the removals van and waved goodbye to your old house. Now what? Once the stress of actually packing and transporting items is out of the way, moving home is very exciting. You have a brand new space to call your own, a place to make new memories and a blank canvas to decorate and make yours. However, before you open that bottle of champagne, there are a few things that you should do around the house to ensure that settling in is as easy as possible.
Set up your utilities
If you did not have a chance to set up utilities in your new home before the move, you should aim to do this as soon as possible. Be sure to call up the fundamental utility companies first, such as gas, electricity and water providers to ensure that they are all up and running as soon as possible. Following this, make the necessary arrangements to set up your wifi, house phone and other important services. With the phone ringing and the internet working, your house will feel like a home!
Unpack the essentials first
Moving day can be both draining and exhausting, however you will feel much better if you make the effort to unpack some essentials within the first few hours. Plus, you’re going to need somewhere to rest your tired body at the end of the day! If you need to assemble your bed, do this as soon as possible and prepare your bed with bedding to ensure that you have somewhere to sleep. Following this, get that ‘essentials’ box unpacked. Unpack toothbrushes, towels and toiletries in the bathroom and get the kettle plugged in for a nice cup of tea.
Ensure your new home is safe and secure
While this may not be the very first thing you do when you move in, it is wise to change the locks as soon as possible to ensure that you and your family are the only ones who can access your new home. You can never be certain who had keys to the property before you or how many sets there were, so it’s always best to start new. Walk around your new property and check all of the doors and windows, making sure that they all close properly and securely. If you have young children, childproofing your new home will reduce the risk of injuries and accidents. Add hinge protectors to stop little fingers getting trapped in doors or cupboards and cover sharp edges with corner guards to avoid any head bumps.
If you are moving home, Essex Removal Service & Co, based in Essex, can help make your move as smooth as possible. Our professional team of movers will ensure that your possessions are expertly packed and transported to your new property with no hassle, so that you can get settled into your new home as soon as possible. Visit our website to find out more!