Congratulations! You have accomplished the arduous goal of moving your family and all your belongings into your new home. However, don’t start doing an end zone dance just yet. Even if you just want to relax and take a breather, as is only natural, you shouldn’t – not yet. There are still some things you have to do to make your move a total success. Here are the top 5 things to do on your first day in a new house.
- Document the condition of the house or apartment: Take pictures and walk through the house making a detailed record of exactly how the house or apartment looked when you moved in. This is especially important if you are moving into an apartment. If problems do exist, you will be able to bring them quickly to the attention of your landlord or, in the case of a home owner, your real estate agent. Moreover, this will tell you how much if any work needs to be done before you settle in completely.
- Check if all utilities are running properly: Check all house utilities to make sure that they are running and that all switches and fixtures are working properly. Obviously, you will want to be sure that electricity (power), running water and gas are working above all else. (Cable, Internet, etc., are relatively minor concerns compared to these essential utilities.) Next, locate the electric and water meters so that you know where they are and be sure to write down their readings.
- Clean up: Most new homes that people buy will be clean when they move in. However, some are not. Try to get to your new home and mop, dust, wipe and clean all rooms before the moving boxes arrive. It will be difficult to do a thorough cleaning when you have to work around boxes.
- Take all boxes to their correct rooms: Hopefully, you will have marked which items go into which rooms before moving. Unpack your belongings by first placing the appropriate boxes into the appropriate rooms or parts of the house. It is here that your efforts at organizing your move will have paid off.
- Unpack the essential boxes: Ideally, you will have also packed a box full of essentials before moving. These kinds of items include personal hygiene products, medications, essential clothing, cookware, etc. Unpack these first as you may not complete packing in one day/session.
In short, the actual move is just one phase of your relocation to a new home. There are still tasks that await you at your new residence. However, by hiring the right movers in Burbank you will have made the chore a lot easier to manage. Our Pasadena moving company is ready to assist you by transporting your life belongings carefully and promptly.