Moving to your new home made easy with these 7 tips

Dated: March 18 2021

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The idea of moving house can be exciting, but one can turn from ecstatic to a total nervous wreck as the actual moving day draws near. You can save yourself from stress and worry by making sure you’re as fully prepared as you can be.

As you gear up for the big move to your new home, here are 7 things you need to do:

  1. Get the house professionally cleaned

    Enlisting the services of professional cleaners will give you the assurance that your new home has gotten a deep and thorough cleaning. A professional clean will include everything from steam cleaning the carpets to giving the kitchen and bathroom a good washdown.

  2. Change thelocks

    Give yourself peace of mind and a better sense of security by changing the locks before moving in. You never really know how many people have keys to the old locks. Changing the locks as soon as possible guarantees that you are the only one with access to your new home. If you want a more high-tech entry system, this will be the opportunity to have these special security features installed.

  3. Get spare keysmade

    After getting the locks changed, it would be prudent to have a set of spare keys. With moving day often being very busy, people tend to misplace their keys or get themselves locked outside their own home. It’s a good idea to have spare keys made for every member of the family and/or for friends in case of emergencies.

  4. Have your internet connected and utilities updated beforehand

    Moving into a house without an internet connection can be very frustrating. Take time to set up your cable and internet connection in advance to make settling into your new home easier. You should also transfer utilities like water and energy to your name before moving in. Don’t forget to settle the utility bills in your old home before moving out as well.

  5. Update your address

    A crucial task you need to do before moving into your new home is updating your address. This should be done as early as possible to save you from missing important letters, bills or packages. You can’t always rely on the new residents at your old address to forward your mail. You should also inform your bank, insurance company, subscriptions, and the like of your new address.

  6. Check that early warning systems are in good workingcondition

    To avoid any safety issues, check smoke and carbon monoxide detectors before officially moving in. Once you’re sure they are in good working condition, replace the batteries immediately. It’s also a good idea to getsome fire extinguishers for your home as an added safety precaution.

  7. Figure out locations of circuit breaker box, shutoffvalves

    Before making yourself at home in your new place, make sure you familiarize yourself with the circuit breaker box and shutoff valves beforehand. Don’t hesitate to ask the home seller or an electrician to teach you where these are located and how they work in case of emergencies.

If you need more advice, feel free to get in touch with us at (602) 466-9771 or send an email to Rainie at RainieC@AerisHouse.com.

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