With a new year comes new beginnings, which for many can include a new house. But don’t let the moving process stress you out—follow our guide for things to do after moving into a new home.
Clean and unpack.
It’s obvious that the first thing you should do when moving into a new home is unpack. But don’t skip the most important step, cleaning.
Before unpacking your boxes, be sure to wipe down all surfaces, making them free of dust and dirt.
Setup and organize.
Now that everything is unpacked, it’s time to find its rightful place. Start by organizing your things by room and then placing them in logical places you won’t forget.
You will first want to tackle the bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchen since these are the rooms you will use immediately in your new home. Once your big items are in place, getting your closets, cabinets and drawers organized will be quicker and easier.
Childproof your home.
When mentioning things to do after moving into a new home, we must not forget childproofing your home if you’ve got little ones—or pet proofing. This can include covering electrical outlets, preventing slipping and securing cabinets.
In addition, you will want to keep your children and pets in mind when cleaning, since some cleaning methods are more kid- and pet-friendly.
Update your information.
One of the most important things to do when moving into a new home is updating all of your information. You will need to update your address where applicable as soon as you can.
You may even want to consider setting up mail forwarding to ensure you don’t miss any important mail.
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