Five Things you Should do after Moving
Whenever we move to a new city it can be a bit jarring with all the new surroundings. It takes time to get used to your new out of state home and it can be a little rough in the beginning, especially if you’re at a loss as to what exactly needs to be done now that the move is over. Luckily, this period of time doesn’t have to be difficult in any way. Today we are going to go over 5 things that will give you a good idea of what matters need attention after you’re done moving into your new house. With proper time management you can avoid the common pitfalls that historically have stressed out new homeowners. After the out of state movers have all gone away, there is work to be done. So without any further ado, here are some errands that need to be taken care of once you’re settled in your new city.
1. Time to organize, post move.
So you’re all moved in and the out of state moving company has finished putting the last box inside your new home. You’re going to need to organize your post move time, which starts the moment you step into your new home or apartment. Most people after a move recognize that the first day after moving into their new home is accompanied by a sense of relief that everything associated with the move has been completed and they can finally relax, doing away with the anxiety and stress associated with the move. But there is a lot to do once you’re moved in. There’s not a lot of time to sit around. It would be wise to create a list of things that need to be done and the timeframe in which you have to do them. Whatever needs to be arranged or changed is best done right after moving in. So create that list, budget your time and start chipping away at all the little things that go into a move.
2. Start tackling and unpacking all those boxes!
Aside from the bathrooms and bedrooms you should start unpacking that kitchen. The difference between packing and unpacking for a move is that you can unpack at your own pace. There is no deadline to get it done and therefore is far less stressful. But it still needs to be done. This is not to say that unpacking is not a time consuming process, and you should keep that in mind when budgeting your time. So first unpack those essential boxes that you filled with the most important items from your home. Next, go after the bathroom and bedroom as they are two rooms that have priority when it comes to being used most often. You’re going to want to hit the showers and go to bed, so having those unpacked and ready to go will allow you to do that without delay. So yes, unpacking is one of those obvious chores that need to be done after a move, good thing you get to do it at your own pace.
3. Discover your new home’s secrets.
In most instances, your new house is going to be a largely unexplored area for you, so put on your explorer hat and investigate all the nooks and crannies of your new home. Be on the watch for any damage that may have been pre-existing, check the plumbing for leaks, and be sure to keep a watchful eye for any infestation problems that may have popped up. Find important places like the main water valve and the fuse box in case of an emergency, and be sure to make a note of the readings of your electricity and water meters. Check to make sure your home is secure and there is no easy entry for thieves or bad weather. If you have children now would be a good time to childproof your new home. After the local moving company in Paradise Valley is gone, check the doors and windows, the smoke detectors, and fire extinguishers. Make sure you are aware of all your new home’s little secrets right away to minimize surprises in the future.
4. Change your postal address
You’re going to have to make sure that you are prepared to receive mail at your new address. You don’t want important pieces of mail going to your old address, so you’re going to want to get down to the post office right away to make the change official. Physically going to the Post Office is one option, the other is to go to the USPS website and change your address online. The process is quick and easy and becomes effective immediately. And as a side note, you may want to compensate your old neighbors in order for them to forward any mail that may slip through the cracks and wind up at your old address.
5. Get out and explore your new city.
It’s time to find out exactly what your new town has to offer and the only way you’re going to find out is by getting out there and getting to know the new out of state terrain. There is the practical side of this, like getting to know where essential places are, like your new grocery store, banks, schools, hospitals and more. The more you get out and get to know your new city the more you are going to settle in and become comfortable with your new surroundings. Start out with a walk around your neighborhood, then branch out to the city streets.
So there you have it. At AZ Valleywide Movers we can help get you settled in no matter where you’re moving to. Our long distance movers in Paradise Valley can make sure your move is stress free! It’s good to know that you have qualified Chandler movers just waiting to make your life easier. So enjoy your move, contact us today to find out how we can make it the best move ever.