Cervone Deegan + Associates certainly knows that buying a new home is a very exciting time. You have finally found a new place to live and make yours as you begin the next stage of your life. But let’s face facts, the physical move part can be exhausting and less than a desirable chore. So here are a few helpful hints that can help make your move as easy as possible.
You may have jotted down some notes when visiting the property before you officially closed on it but see what sort of work needs to be done. Do some rooms need painting? Do any of the floors need to be refinished or carpets replaced? Take care of these items first as it can be much easier than working around your belongings after they are all moved in. This also goes for general cleaning too. If you don’t have the time or manpower then it may make sense to hire professional cleaners to help get things in perfect shape before moving your things in.
Change the Locks
As soon as you can it is always a good idea to have the locks changed. It is not because you don’t necessarily trust the previous owners, it’s more as you never know who they lent keys out to over the years. This also goes for any mailbox keys, keypads and codes to be reset as well if applicable.
There’s nothing worse than moving into a new home and having power or utilities not working as that can really add to the stress! Make sure you find out from the previous owners ahead of time what all of the utilities are that are associated with the home and get the accounts set up in your name way ahead of time.
Is your new home part of a homeowners association (HOA)? If so, make sure you have done any necessary paperwork to ensure you can be easily contacted and are aware of bylaws and regulations so that you don’t get off to the wrong start with your new neighbors.
Organize With Labels
Once you have moved all of your things into the new home there will be some priority to what you need to unpack and get settled with first. The easiest way to keep organized is to label all of your boxes so you know where everything is. This can also assist both you and/or the movers with placing boxes in the appropriate rooms as well. Label each box with both the room and the contents.
Finally, things can get crazy and busy on moving day so map out a few good and easy food options that are close by. Whether it is a pizza place or somewhere that is open late, knowing where to get food quickly will help you plan and avoid getting hangry!