4 TIPS FOR MOVING INTO A NEW HOME
Moving into a new home can be an exciting and overwhelming process. You’ll be eager to unpack, decorate, and invite loved ones over for a housewarming party. While you’re getting settled, keep these tips in mind.
1. Change The Locks
Even if you’re not worried about the previous owner, there’s no way to know who may have a copy of your house keys. As a safety precaution, I recommend changing our your locks and making new keys. Nothing beats the feeling of being safe at home and knowing no one out there has your keys except for you.
2. Make A Plan For What Goes Where
Moving is already a stressful process, so a good way to avoid further frustration is to determine where your belongings will go in your new home. Measure your furniture and use painters tape to map out items in your new space. This will help you know exactly where everything goes and save time once the movers have pulled away.
3. Make Repairs A Priority
Your home inspection should give you a general idea of what needs to be repaired in your home, but it’s a good idea to do your own walk-through and take photos. You probably won’t get to all the repairs right away, but you can prioritize the more important projects and keep a running list of items to complete over time.
4. Get To Know Your Neighbors
Meeting your neighbors is a lot less awkward when done soon after moving in. While you don’t need to knock on every door with a dozen cookies, be sure to say hello when you see your neighbors in passing. Who knows, you may make some great new friends!
While there’s so much to do when moving into a new home, prioritizing these items can help to make the process a little easier.