After moving day is finished, the process of settling into your new home begins. This can be exciting for an individual or a family. However, it can also seem overwhelming with many things to still get done. At this time, after moving day, it is important to focus on certain priorities to make the process of settling in as easy and organized as possible.
Consider the following tips to start enjoying your home and life in your new city as soon as possible.
Take Care of Safety Issues
Safety is of prime importance once you have moved in to your new residence. You should check various features of your home to ensure it is secure. This includes checking the windows and locks, in addition to childproofing any hazards to your kids, and changing the batteries in the smoke detectors. If your home has a security system, verify that it works properly. Or, begin taking steps to have a security system installed in your home.
Create a Plan for Unpacking
Develop a checklist for unpacking the various rooms in your new home, and organize the checklist based on order of priority. You can help make the process of settling in as smooth as possible by unpacking and organizing according to this checklist.
Make Yourself Comfortable in Your Home
Once you move in, you will probably be eager to get all of your items unpacked in every room. However, it is important to first make sure you are comfortable in your home while you are still in the process of unpacking and settling in to your new space. You may want to focus on certain areas of priority such as the bathrooms, kitchen, and bedrooms (at least setting up the bed and putting away and hanging up clothes). Having these areas set up can help you and your family function normally as the rest of the unpacking and setting up continues during succeeding days.
Even if the previous homeowner or apartment dweller or landlord cleaned your new residence before you moved into it, you should still give the various rooms of your new residence a deep cleaning. This may include thoroughly cleaning the bathrooms, kitchen, bedrooms, other living spaces, and carpet (including carpet cleaning and vacuuming).
Spend Some Time Relaxing
After you have moved in on moving day and possibly unpacked some of your items, it is important to take some time to relax from all of the strenuous work of the past day or several days. Plan something fun to do with the family or something relaxing if you are moving as a single individual. Taking a break for at least a few hours if not an entire day can help you get refreshed for the rest of your unpacking and settling in tasks.