There’s a lot to do after moving into a new house. Before you can open that bottle of champagne and celebrate with family and friends, here’s what you should do.
Whenever you move into a new house, it’s strongly recommended to have your locks changed for your family's safety. There's no way to know if the previous occupants have copies of your house keys. Ensure you call a reliable locksmith and let them change your locks for peace of mind.
Set Up Utilities
Ensure utilities such as phone, internet, heating and cooling, water, gas, garbage pick-up, and electricity are up and running. If you are not sure how to set up your utilities, contact the relevant service providers to help you. There’s nothing worse than taking cold showers in the morning or having heaps of garbage in your new home.
Update Your Address
Your new home comes with a new address, so one of the first things you’ll need to do after moving is updating your address. You can change your address online through the U.S Post Office or do it in person at your local branch. Be sure to update your address with your bank, credit card company, friends and family, subscription services, your employer, and anyone who needs to know about your move.
After unpacking, you'll have a lot of garbage, dust, and dirt to take care of. You'll need to clean your entire house to feel comfortable and make a good first impression on your guests. Ensure you thoroughly mop the floors, wide down cabinets and countertops, and disinfect bathrooms. If you don’t have time to clean your house from top to bottom, you can hire a cleaning service to get the job done.
Install a security system
If your new home doesn’t have a reliable security system, consider having a reputable company come out and assess your home and install a home security system that suits your needs. Moving into a new house comes with many unknowns. You should never take chances with your home’s security. Call a home security company and let them install indoor and outdoor cameras, smoke detectors, motion sensors, and smart doorbells.
Register Your Vehicle
If you’ve moved states, you’ll need to get a new driver’s license and register your car. To make this process hassle-free, it’s advisable to research ahead of time to find out the documents you’ll need to get a new driver’s license and the process to follow.
Childproof Your New Home, If Necessary
If you have little kids, you'll have to do some childproofing in your new home to keep your kids safe.
If you’re ready to move, you’ll want to hire a dependable moving company to execute a hassle-free move. At National Movers, we have what it takes to make your move as pleasant as possible. We have built a reputation as one of the most reliable local movers. Whether you're moving across the street or several states, National Movers offers custom moving solutions and a smooth moving experience.