Buying a new home is one of the best feelings in the world. First of all, congratulations to you.
Moving into a new house to make it home is rewarding but one of the most stressful jobs for new homeowners. There is so much you will find on your plate, and you cannot identify what to do and where to start standing between the heavy boxes.
If you are wondering the same or about to face the exact same situation, this blog will help you to learn some smart and effective ways to move smoothly into your new home without getting injured or affected.
Make a Tour of the Entire Place
First, when you enter your new property, it is essential for you to understand the areas and structure of your home. Sure, you had the complete tour when you were visiting the home, but you have also visited other homes as well. There are many important areas in your home that you will need to familiarize on an urgent basis. This will help you to identify where you need to add more security and what you need to lock.
Another thing you should consider doing when moving to a new house is checking the spare keys where the previous homeowner might have to hide them. This way, you can reduce the risk of break-ins or unauthorized entrance into your home. Change all the locks in your home by hiring a local locksmith.
Make It Child/Pet Proof
Suppose you are not familiar with the areas and functions of your home and how your child or pet will be. They will love to wander freely around the home, but your job here is to make it child/pet-proof to avoid any injury or slip-in. For this, inspect the home and cover all the switchboards, and lock the cabinets until you are not using them.
Suppose you don’t find the connection of electricity and which switch goes where. The best practice is to hire an electrician from your local area to understand the connections. You can also ask the previous homeowners about the electrician who had worked there. This way, you will hire a professional who is already familiar with the system and will let you learn quickly about it, so you manage them and keep your family safe.
The most time consuming part of the moving process is packing. However, following these packing hacks will help make the process less stressful and more efficient.
Pack an Essentials Bag
Packing day will be chaotic, so start the process by putting together your essentials bag first. Only pack the items you’ll need access to during your move and right after you’ve arrived at your new place. Items in your essential bag should include:
- Important documents
- Basic toiletries
- Changes of clothes
- Anything else you may need for the first few days in your new home
Keep Clothing in Your Dresser Drawers
Don’t empty your drawers. The clothes and nonbreakable items inside your dresser can be easily moved with this packing tip. Wrap the dresser with shrink wrap. The plastic keeps the drawers from falling out while in transit. When you get to your new home, unwrap the packing and it’s ready to go.
Leave Clothes on Hangers
Leaving your clothes on hangers makes them easy to move and set up in your new home. Group them by five or six hangers (depending on how bulky the clothing is) and wrap them in large garbage bags.
Alternatively, use a wardrobe box, which includes a metal hanging bar, to hold several hangers with clothes. Then, when you get to your new home, move your clothes straight into your new closet.
Pack Your Bags
Luggage is made for packing and carrying, so use it to your advantage. Use suitcases to pack items that are not easily transported in boxes, or to keep valuables and bulky items safe.
Use Towels and Linens as Packing Material
Save money on packing materials by using your linens and towels as padding. Bubble wrap is expensive, and you will need a lot of it. Instead, use your towels and linens to wrap breakables such as dishes, frames, lamps and more.
Snap photos of the complex wiring on the back of your entertainment systems so you remember how to set it up once it’s moved. The same goes for anything you have to disassemble for the move. Also, it’s a great idea to take photos of anything fragile or valuable just in case it goes missing or gets damaged while in transit. The images will be invaluable when you need to make an insurance claim.
Look For the Updates
A new home means new features and new things. This is one of the exciting parts for the new homeowners to discover the features and how it will save them energy costs for them, like energy-saving windows, ceiling lights, fans, and other electronics.
If your new home doesn’t have the updated and energy-saving ceiling fans, you can look for a new model and install it by the time you move in. By taking it into consideration at that time, you will save yourself time and give yourself the comfort of living after decorating and setting up the home so you can enjoy using the things without worrying about the changes and updates.