When relocating to a new home, there are many things to think about. There are other significant tasks preventing you from fully settling in besides unpacking. Being a homeowner requires you to become familiar with your home aside from doing pre purchase property inspection, understand how it works, and set priorities for the projects you want to complete.
Make a thorough walkthrough
When your new home is completely empty, there is no better time to conduct a thorough walkthrough. So, before you start moving anything in, have a look around and give your valuables one last inspection.
Pet- and Child-Proof (if necessary)
To ensure safety until you can set up your full setup, childproofing should be done as soon as possible if you’re relocating to a new home with a baby, young children, or even just furry four-legged children.
Find out what is happening where.
If you make a strategy for setting everything up before moving into a new house rather than winging it, you’ll save a lot of time and hassle. This is especially valid for bulky, heavy objects like furniture. Even though you probably already have a general idea of what belongs in each room, take a moment to consider your ideal setup. Of course, you can change your mind later, but making a general plan before starting this task will always make it simpler.
Verify that your utilities are installed.
Hopefully, you took care of setting up your utilities before moving into your new home; if so, now is the time to make sure all is set up and functioning as it should.
Find the water valve and the fuse box.
You don’t want to have to search for the fuse box or the water valve when you actually need them. It is far preferable to locate them immediately so that you can get there quickly if your electricity goes out or you have to cut off the water for some reason.