Moving into your new home can be an exciting and highly anticipated accomplishment. Once you've found the house of your dreams, there are a number of details that need to be addressed to ensure your move is smooth and your new home is properly prepared for your arrival.
Below are few of the things you will want to make sure you do not forget about or leave to the last minute when you are moving into your new home!
Pack an Essentials’ Box
It can take a few days for you to go through all your belongings and have them out and easily accessible. For this reason, it is a highly recommended idea to have a box or two set aside, packed with the essential items you will need for the first day or two after your move. Few things you will want to include in this box:
First Aid Kit
When loading up your moving truck, make sure you know where this box is so you can get to it first when needed. Often, it is best to keep it in the car with you or to load it last on the moving truck so you can take it out first when you arrive at the new home.
It is best to try to have all your utilities set up prior to moving in, but few services can wait until you settle into your new home. Many new homeowners do not realize just how many arrangements they need to make to have all the utilities taken care of. Here are a few utility services you will want to make sure you call and have set up either before you move or shortly after you move in:
Trash Pick Up
Electricity, water, and gas are the primary services you will need. Just be sure not to forget about this in the midst of all the unpacking chaos.
Make sure your new home is "New England" ready!
Many cities in New England can get slammed with some pretty heavy snow showers, but this does not stop the residents from going about their daily business. As a new homeowner in New England, you want to make sure you go through all the necessary steps to ensure your home is winter ready. This can include:
Having your heating systems and water tanks serviced
Insulating windows and doors
Cleaning out air ducts
Wrapping exposed water pipes
Replacing damaged air filters
Not only will taking these simple measures help you keep your home warm in the winter, but they will also cut the cost of your monthly utility bills as well.
Moving into your new home is happiness. Enjoy the process!