Congratulations, you’re officially a new homeowner! Moving into your first home is extremely exciting, however, there’s a laundry list of things that you should consider before you can get comfy in your new home. First things first, moving in and making the place all yours! If this is your first official move into a new house, there are a few things you may not be aware of. Follow our team’s checklist to ensure that moving into your new home is as stress-free as can be. Our checklist will not only help you prepare to settle in, but it will also set a strong foundation in making your new home a dream come true!
1) Get Help with Your Big Move
Moving into your first home is a huge deal, so make the most out of the help that is available to you. Whether it be from friends and family or our team at Deluxe Moving & Storage, extra support will make your move faster, easier, and much more enjoyable. From leaving your old place to moving into your new home, you want to ensure all of your home items are packed, delivered, and unpacked properly, and Deluxe Moving & Storage can do just that for you!
2) Have the House Cleaned
With bare walls, empty rooms, and uncluttered space, a new home presents endless possibilities. But, before you can get started on unpacking and making the place yours, you should take care of the basics, specifically, a new home deep clean. No matter how well the home was maintained by the previous owner, you want to ensure you’re moving in with a clean slate. So, whether it be a cleaning service or a deep clean done by you and your family, it’s one step you don’t want to cut out. Ideally, you should have the house cleaned before you move in and unpack. That way, you won’t have the added difficulty of working around a bunch of boxes and furniture.
3) Get to Know Your Neighbourhood
Both your neighbours and your neighbourhood can have a huge impact on your experience with your new home. So, get to the know your neighbours! Consider stopping by and with a little gift like cookies or a bottle of wine to break the ice. A simple hello will help get things started on the right foot as having neighbours that are willing to help and support you will make a world of a difference. Whether it be recommendations for schools and entertainment or enriching your social life, your neighbours can have a strong impact in transitioning into your new home. Don’t forget to scout out your neighbourhood for trails, amenities, and your surroundings. There’s a lot you can learn about the city and your new neighbourhood with a little exploration.
4) Tackle Projects One at a Time
You may already know of some changes you would like to make to your new home. However, be patient and take the time to do one project at a time. Start with the small things and work your way down your list. Especially when it comes to the big projects like a kitchen remodel or landscaping your yard, it’s important to understand that it’s a process and that your projects should be separated. You don’t want to end up having your whole house and yard torn up at the same time. There can be a lot of added stress with everything happening at once, so prioritize your projects and set a reasonable timeline for them to be completed.
5) Don’t Be Afraid to DIY
Of course you’ll want to get professionals to do your major home renovations, but when it comes to the small things like building a bookshelf or painting a piece of furniture, don’t be afraid to do it yourself! You may be surprised at how much you can accomplish and save by taking on the small projects and leaving the big projects to the experts.
6) Budget for Trouble
You have already planned your budget for both your new home and your moving services. But, also be sure to set aside a budget in case any unforeseen issues arise. If you purchased an older home, your furnace may need to be replaced sooner than later, or if extreme weather were to damage the exterior of your home, it won’t be a huge financial shock. Because you have already put aside a budget, you’ll be prepared, and it’ll just be an expense rather than a financial setback.
7) Enjoy Every Moment
Last but definitely not least, enjoy every moment! Moving into your first home is a huge accomplishment and you should be proud of this amazing milestone. So, don’t forget to take it all in and enjoy each and every step of the way. It’s your first home, so make it one to remember!
We hope this checklist gave you some insight on what to expect when moving into your first home, as well as how to make your transition as easy and stress-free as can be. We want your big move to be a fun and exciting adventure, so follow these tips and you’ll be on the road to success!
Want more moving tips and advice? Never hesitate to contact our team with any questions you might have about the moving process. Whether you’re moving across the street or to a brand new city, choosing Deluxe Moving & Storage for your next move is the best thing you can do to ensure a safe and healthy moving experience for you and your loved ones. Learn more about our moving services and packing services and don’t forget to fill out our FREE, no-obligation quote form. We can help make your move easier and safer. Leave the work to us!