8 Post-Moving Day Tips for a Stress-Free Move

by | Apr 29, 2024 | Buying A Home, Selling Your Home | 0 comments

There are tons of checklists and moving company reviews to help you prepare for a move, but once the furniture and boxes make it into your new home, the moving help is done for the day, and everyone is exhausted, it can all feel a little overwhelming. We’ve prepared a short guide to help de-stress unpacking and get you settled into your new home.

  1. Build breaks into your plan. Make your dinner ahead or plan to order takeout. Expect to need a trip to the store on moving day, the day after moving day, and a week after moving day. Despite the best planning, things come up.
  2. First things first – if you’ll be living there from day one, the first order of business is to set up the beds and get one bathroom set up that everyone can use.
  3. Plan before you start unpacking. You’ll want to plan how you’ll unpack, which rooms to tackle first, how to organize the drawers, and the end date when the last box will be unpacked. Include shopping for window treatments, rugs, and organizers when looking over your timeline. And don’t over-schedule yourself, enjoy the process of settling into your new home.
  4. Within the first week, make your emergency plan, map out your fire escapes, locate or purchase fire extinguishers and blankets, and check your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Get your first aid kits and flashlights in place and stock the basement or shelter with bottled water, snacks, batteries, and a weather radio.
  5. Within the first two weeks take a good look around inside and outside your new home. Note anything broken or worn, potential dangers, leaks or drainage issues, electrical concerns, and any sharp, pointing things. Note the HVAC service schedule, the age of the water heater, and any other home mechanicals. Start making your maintenance plan.
  6. Now that you’re moved into your new home, explore your new neighborhood. Locate nearby grocery, hardware, pharmacy, fuel, parks and trails, banks, hospitals, and walk-in clinics.
  7. Wrap up the details. Change the locks, get spare keys made, check that you’re set up with all the utilities and service providers you need, send thank you notes to friends and family who helped you out, and help your kids memorize your new address.
  8. Host a housewarming party! Moving into a new home is a big life event and you’ll want to celebrate!

    Sources: homebuying.realtor & move.org


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