You have just purchased the home of your dreams and you are all ready to move in. Congratulations! This is an exciting time, but it also comes with a fair share of additional things to think about. Moving is a process and comes with a number of additional steps, even after you already have all of your things inside. Below, is a list of must-dos for your first few days in your new home.
- Get Yourself Organized: Quite possibly the most overwhelming task when moving into a new home is to get everything situated. Getting all of your belongings established in their rightful place can be a time-consuming task but is crucial to maintaining a good “flow” throughout your home.
- Create a Home “To-Do” List: Survey your new home and start a running list of any projects that you know you would like to tackle in the first few months or so. These can be necessary fixes or even just small cosmetic changes you would like to make at some point. Does anything need immediate fixing? List those items at the forefront!
- Declutter, if Needed: If you did not have a chance to complete a formal clean-out before your move, it is a great idea to complete one before you get everything unpacked. Over time, clutter can become a major form of stress for homeowners, so do yourself a favor and clean out those items you no longer use for a clutter-free home right from the start.
- Try Something New: A move can be a great time to test out a new style in your new home. Tired of the same old photos on the wall? Use this opportunity to test out a new color scheme or to organize your décor differently. You might even consider picking out a few new pieces to spice things up. Whatever you choose, design a space that you will look forward to coming home to.
Finally, be sure to take some time to familiarize yourself with the rules and regulations to know what is and what is not in compliance. This is an important step to ensuring you and your family are staying within community guidelines.