You’ve followed your moving checklist to plan and organize a very successful move. Now, you’ve safely reached your new home and you can’t wait to mark properly the beginning of this exciting stage in your life. After all, it’s not every day that you get to organize a perfect move without any major hiccups along the way, and on top of that, to move into a big and beautiful residence. You have every reason to be proud of yourself.
Unfortunately, it’s way too early to open that bottle of champagne you’ve kept for years for special occasions like this one and celebrate the relocation success in style. There’s still plenty of important work to be done around your house – a score of immediate tasks that brook no delay. Yes, there will be a suitable time for well-deserved celebrations later on, but right now it’s time to roll up your sleeves one more time and get down to work.
Take advantage of our moving into a new house checklist – a visual moving house checklist that details what to do after you move into a new house.
1. Inspect Delivered Boxes
You do have the household inventory you prepared or received during the moving preparations, right? Check each moving box against the detailed list as it is carried inside your new home, and if a box or a household item happens to be missing, notify the moving crew right away and check together if it was left in the moving truck by mistake.
Once the movers leave, inspect each moving container for visual damage or any other signs of obvious mistreatment. If you find out broken or damaged goods, note down the specific damage in your inventory list and contact the moving company in an attempt to resolve the issue peacefully. If you were prudent enough to choose reliable and trustworthy movers, the dispute should be resolved quickly in your favor. However, should the moving company prefers to play dumb, exercise your consumer rights and file a complaint against your movers.
2. Get Your Utilities Up And Running
You should have arranged the connection of the main house utilities before the move, but if you haven’t done it for one reason or another, do so without delay. Naturally, the first utility companies to call are the power and water providers – things will look much brighter and smoother once you have electricity, gas and running water in your new house.
Having taken care of the fundamental utilities, consider making the necessary arrangements to gain access to the Internet, phone, and other important services.
3. Unpack Essentials
Proceed by unpacking your essentials boxes and prepare the two most important rooms for normal use – the bedroom and bathroom. Moving days have the tendency to drain out people’s energy so you’ll definitely need a place to lay your weary body at the end of the most stressful day when moving. Assemble your bed (if necessary), unpack the box labeled as “Bedding” and prepare your bed for sweet dreams. Before you call it a day, however…
By Joshua Green | My Moving Reviews