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Blog July 8, 2021

Things to Do After You Move Into New House

Posted in Moving Day Tips
Blake Shaw

Bostonian and residential moving and packing expert. Blake Shaw enjoys bar-hopping, music, and writing insightful content.

After the last box is moved into your new home, you might think the hardest part of the move is over. And you’re right. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t things you need to do when you move once in the new space. In fact, there’s a lot of stuff that needs to get done before you can relax completely.

Organize your post move time


As soon as you step into your new house, your post move period starts. You’ll probably feel relief that the moving process is finally over. Unfortunately, you won’t have much time to get too comfortable, at least not yet, due to the many things to do when moving into a new home. In reality, it’s very important that you organize your post-relocation time the best possible way. So, consider creating a new to-do list that will contain all the tasks you need to complete now that the relocation is over.

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Check all boxes and furniture


If you hired moving company to pack and move your households, you have a limited amount of time to report any missing items or suspected damage. Check all boxes as it is carried inside, and if something happens to be missing, notify right away so you can check together if it was left in the moving truck by mistake.

Change the locks


It’s a good practice to change your locks the first day you move in. You never know who has copies of the old keys. So, change the locks to ensure that you and your family are the only persons who have access to your new home. No one wants even the slightest query about safety lingering over a new home. Double-check all windows and doors and make sure they close securely.

Get your utilities up and running


If you haven’t arranged the connection of the central house utilities before the move call utility companies without delay. The first to call is the power and water providers; things will look much brighter and smoother once you have electricity, gas and running water in your new house.

Having taken care of the basic utilities, consider making the necessary arrangements to gain access to the Internet, phone and other essential services.

Clean your new home


Cleaning new home may be the most important step. For a home to live up to the ‘move-in condition’ description, it has to be clean. If you feel that you won’t be able to spare the time or you know that your budget can quickly take you off the hook, consider hiring professional cleaning services to give your new house the refreshed look it deserves.

Meet the neighbors


As soon as possible get out and extend a friendly gesture to your neighbors. It’s wise to do so because you want to know those around you. Meeting your neighborhood can give you access to inside information, like who’s the best plumber in the area and which roofing company to avoid.  


We hope you will find these suggestions useful. Follow our instructions on how to make your first day in new home more comfortable and we guarantee you will like the way you move. One of the great things about moving is the chance to start over in a new place and with the help of some great tools, creating that perfect new space can be exciting.

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