When it comes to moving house, there’s a lot to be remembered. From all the big physical activities down to the bits of paperwork, this is the reason some things get left behind.
Moving is already a hassle, and you do not want to add more to your plate. If you ignore these tasks while you move, you’ll ultimately make them harder to handle in the future. Knout out these 9 tasks from to-do list before moving and you’ll be able to enjoy a life free of stress in your new home.
The first important thing to do when moving into a new apartment is to change the locks especially those of the entrances, you do not want a stranger to have access to your apartment. This ensures the safety of your family and property. Do this before moving in and you’ll be glad you did when you are lying in bed the first few nights after moving. Additionally, you prevent your belongings from getting exposed that brief window when your locks are getting switched if you get your locks changed before moving in your belongings.
Consider using a removal company
Most of us have had to move by ourselves at some point in our lives. It is time-consuming, physically and emotionally stressful, but we quickly forget these as our property size, family, and years of accumulated belongings grow.
Using a removal company can save you time, energy, reduce the risk of damage and cost less than you think. It also removes some of the stress and helps manage the inevitable late changes or challenges on the day of moving.
If you have never used a professional removal company or you are unsure which to use, you should do your research on the best moving companies out there before deciding on a service.
Update Mailing Address
You can easily forget your billing addresses and subscription addresses in the midst of a chaotic move. However, unless you want the wrong house to receive your magazines or your credit cards declined, we recommend that you change your address as soon as possible.
You can find local services after you move out by running a quick google search with your location turned on. Many businesses can be located through your cell phone. Your mailing address can be changed online from the U.S.P.S. However, they may mix up mail for a while, all of which may not be forwarded. For that reason, your mailing address should be changed on your last credit card statements and online for all your major credit cards
Clean up the house
In many cases, the former occupants will leave the house clean for you, but some don’t. Even when they do, you’ll still want a thorough cleaning. A cleaning service can be hired to do this, and you can also do this yourself. If you choose to do it yourself, an area should be set up with all the tools you need to get the job done: buckets, mops, brooms, a vacuum, cleaners for each surface type etc. You’ll feel good about the house after you wash down the cabinet, plumbing fixtures and counters, and cleaning the carpeting etc.
Change the toilet seats
To help you feel like the home is really yours and to not worry about what happened in it before you got the keys, a simple toilet seat swap is necessary. Consider a detachable toilet seat if you want to take extra precautions. With a detachable toilet seat, you can get the toilet seat thoroughly cleaned down to every nook and cranny and avoid the frustrating feeling of having to scrub your toilet seat hinges and never really feeling like it’s truly clean.
Have the mechanical equipment serviced and cleaned
This should be done as soon as you complete the deal for the house. Getting the heating and cooling systems serviced and cleaned, as well as other routine tasks, is very important. Also, you should get a service contract so if the system suddenly stops working perhaps in the depth of winter, you’ll not have to pay extra to get the services of a technician. You can ask your new neighbours which company they found to be reputable and effective for the job. It is also an opportunity to meet the new neighbours in case you haven’t.
Set up security
According to moving specialists at ausmove.co.nz , a home security system is a necessity to enjoy peace of mind, especially for safety conscious people. If the equipment is already installed in your home, it will take next to no time for it to get activated by a security company to get it activated.
Some security systems provided by some companies enable you to set up a security alarm when you are at home at night. This gives single individuals extra comfort. You should use strong security codes, and remember to provide one extra when you have a guest around.
If you are lucky, the neighbours will come bearing plates full of cookies. If you spot them watching as you unload boxes, invite them over. But in most cases, they would just walk over and introduce themselves. However, some may not because they worry they are intruding. Go the extra mile to remember names. You do not want to be that guy that ignores a super nice next door neighbour for many years because you do not want to admit to not know their name.
Inform friends and family about your move
You have got the hard part out of the way and moved from A – B. But how many people that need to know you have moved have actually been informed?
A soon as you have confirmed your moving date, start informing people. Remember to start from the most important ones, all utility providers, the bank, doctors, your place of work, insurers, and anywhere else that you communicate with on a regular basis.
Now that you have dealt with the most important parts of moving, settling in your new home will be easier. We recommend that you keep a record of these things before and after moving to for future reference.