Moving to a new home can be both tiring and exciting. After a long search for finding a suitable place, and tedious and long packing, then moving, you might think that everything is finally over. Unfortunately, it is far from that. There are numerous essential things to take care of after moving in order to make sure that you have a comfortable and secure place. From installation and décor to thorough cleaning and electricity check-up, those are only a few issues that you should pay attention to. Here are other things that you should be aware of.
Change the locks
This might sound too serious, however, it is always better to be safe than sorry and take some precaution measurements. Previous owners might not have given you all the keys, or if they have, there will still be some discomfort. So, in order to be relaxed, you had better either call a locksmith to change the locks or try to install new ones by yourself. For some peace of mind and your wellbeing, it is advisable to change the locks on your front door to be safe.
Get cleaning supplies
Probably you have already cleaned the house before moving in, but sometimes you can get everything done in time, especially if you are rushing to move. Since moving is rather messy, by detail swipe, vacuuming, and thorough cleaning, you should have supplies always by your side to finish what you have left off. Get a broom, a mop, a plunger, a drying rack, don’t forget about disinfectant wipes and sprays. Have at least two spare vacuum bags, for “just in case”. You might have many boxes left to unpack, so as you do all that, it will be extremely useful when you don’t need to rush to the shop to buy soap or other cleaning items.
Check the existing appliances
Some older houses that have undergone a serious renovation before you have entered, still have some appliances left unattended. First of all, call a professional to inspect your kitchen and bathroom boilers and heaters. Bad electricity installations are not visible with the plain eye, so to be safe, an electrician will check the wires and change the old installation if visible. You could seek advice from experts such as Antenna Systems about replacing the dated antennas with new ones because it is necessary to have clear and pure signal and transmission. Last but not least, make sure that you replace the power switches, plugs, and other devices. For that, you only need a small screwdriver and steady hands.
Do a quick pain job
Even if this is not your top priority after moving into your new home, it is quite a useful thing to do. A fresh coat of paint will add a touch of newness and cleanliness. It might also be too time-consuming, but it will certainly pay off in the long run. You can call a friend or a relative to help you out, prepare dinner or some snacks and do the job together. A fresh layer of paint will open up the ambient and enliven the space, allowing you to decorate later on as you desire. After a year or two, you can get some more vivid color and repaint the walls again nice and slowly with a help of the pros.
Redirect your mail
After moving into a new home, it is utterly important to change your address. Whether you have bought a house, or merely renting, your post should arrive on a correct address. You can either redirect your post via some Internet service or go directly to the post office and other institution to do that job. It is very important to this, so that your bills could arrive at the right place, and that you are aware of all your paying and responsibilities. Furthermore, let your bank know that you have moved house so that they could be sent you all the necessary info at the new home.
Meet the neighbors
This is one friendly, but essential advice. You might have already explored the neighborhood that you are moving in to, but would be a great idea to go and meet the neighbors. You never know when you would need their assistance for some totally trivial matter. Your new neighbors will point you out to a nearby grocery and hardware store, where is the nearest hospital, library, etc.
Moving can itself be a difficult task. Once you have everything arranged, and once you have settled down and done all the above mention, you could finally enjoy in your little piece of heaven.