Forgotten Moving Tips

Dated: 07/26/2016

Views: 419

It's no secret that moving into a new place is stressful and physically demanding.  Here are a few things you may not have thought of and are highly recommended when you move into your new home.  20162868_s


Make sure electricity is on and that all of your appliances are working.  If you put items in the refrigerator, make sure that it is cooling at the right temperature.

Schedule or sign up for regular maintenance of your heating/cooling system. Change the filter as soon as you move in to have a fresh, clean start.


Change the locks and the garage codes.  You never know who may have an extra set of keys or had access to the home before.  After you change the locks, have an extra set of keys made and give it to a trusted friend or family member as a back-up.

Replace batteries in all of the smoke detectors.  Purchase a carbon monoxide detector for each level of your home.


Find out where the circuit breaker and the main water shut-off valve are.  You don't want to be scrambling in an emergency to find these things.


Pack a "Cleaning" box.  This will have all of the items you will need in order to clean before you unpack all of your things.  Include cleaning products, paper towels, trash bags, rags, mops, vacuums, etc.30057738_ml

Finally, pack a "First Night" box with all of the things you will need until you can unpack.  This would include your bed linens, towels, toiletries and clothing for that first night and next morning.

Moving into a new home can be overwhelming when all of your 'stuff' is in boxes all over the place.  But it is also an exciting time that you will want to remember.  Take time to enjoy the process (if you can) and think of the unpacking as a journey and not a sprint.

Want to Advertise on this Site?

Latest Blog Posts

FICO Scores On Approved Home Loans Drop Again

According to Ellie Mae’s latest Origination Report, the average FICO® Score on all closed loans dropped to 722 which is its lowest mark since April. The average includes all approved refinance

Read More

Why You Need An Agent For New Construction

Are you ready to buy a home and considering going in the route of new builds? It may seem like an easy enough process, where you get to call the shots of how you want your dream home to be, but

Read More

Use The Right Paint Finish

Ready to paint your home? Be sure to use the right finishes in each room and feature to make the best impact in your home. Using the wrong finishes can backfire for home owners if the wrong ones are

Read More

Why Now Is The Time To Buy

If you have been considering purchasing a home, you may be curious to know if this is the right time in the market to make your move. The market is fast changing, with new laws coming into play,

Read More