There are very few things in this life more stressful than moving into a new home. It seems crazy given that people buy and sell their homes every day that we have not found a way to take the stress and the headaches out of this process, but there can be no denying that even the smoothest move seems to take years off our lives. This seems especially true right now, as the property market has been in a state of massive inflation for a long time and does not show any signs of slowing down yet. If you have recently moved home or you are currently planning moving into a new home, we do not need to tell you that it is incredibly stressful out there right now.
And in an ideal world, all these stresses would be over the moment you get the keys to your new place and the delivery truck rolls up with all your belongings. However, while the hardest part may be over, there is still a lot of work to be done to make sure that your new property feels like your new home and that everything is set up to your satisfaction. Here are a few of the most important steps that you need to take when you are Moving Into A New Home
Visit Again Before You Moving Into A New Home
If you can possibly avoid it, you do not want the day that you get the keys to your new home to be the day that you move in. Ideally, you want at least a week or two before you begin the proper move. Now, we understand that you will be excited, and you want to get set up as soon as possible. But rushing into a new property is a great way to ensure that you spend the next several months rearranging things.
Visit the property when it is empty to remind yourself of the layout. Go through each room to see how much space and light you are working with. Start making a list of the things that you might like to change (more on that in just a moment). When you have a very clear idea of what purpose each room is going to have, then you are ready to move.
Stay On Top Of Your Admin
We have all had the experience of having to wait for everything to get set up in a new home, from the water to the internet. Once you have a date for getting the keys, start the process of notifying any suppliers that have not already been taken care of. Ideally, the previous tenants or property managers will make this transition as smooth as possible, but you can help by notifying everyone who needs to know about your change of address and that you will be the one paying the bills at this property from now on. The sooner you do this, the less time you will waste once you move in.
Do Not Be Afraid Of A Remodel
When you first move into a new property there tends to be a period where it feels like you cannot touch anything. This is perfectly natural, especially if it has been something of an ordeal to get the contracts signed and the move completed. Of course, you may feel like there is still something that could go wrong and that it is not worth fully committing to making the new house yours yet. But if you want to feel settled in quickly, then you should start thinking about acting on any big plans you have for the new property as quickly as possible. If not, you may wake up months or years from now and wonder why you never got around to changing those parts of the house that get under your skin.
Take the bathroom, for example. We all have our own idea of what our perfect bathroom should look like, whether it’s the shower, the tub, the faucets, or the windows. Maybe you have always wanted underfloor heating, or maybe you have always wanted a certain style of tub. The point is that this does not need to be something that takes forever, and it does not need to be something that you keep putting off. This step-by-step approach by CK Lewis Constructions explains what you need to do before committing to a bathroom remodel, including measuring the space and setting your goals. CK Lewis can offer you a free quote, and they can also help with kitchen remodeling and roofing repairs.
Don’t Wait To Unpack
When you first arrive in your new home, the biggest temptation is to just sit down and put your feet up. While we would certainly recommend having a bit of a rest, it is just as important to make sure that you do not allow your boxes to go unpacked. The longer that your things sit around unsorted, the more likely you are to rush the process. Think about where you want everything to go and be confident that you are happy with their placement.
Choose Your Home Working Station Carefully
A lot of us have been working from home for a long time now, and if recent events are any indication, we may be continuing to do so for a while yet. With that in mind, do not just put your computer on the kitchen table and tell yourself that it will do for now. It is so important to make sure that you have a proper home working space.
If you have a spare room in your new property, then it is worth remembering that being able to close the door on your workspace at the end of the day is very important. Make sure that the room you choose has plenty of natural light. Think about investing in some proper office furniture, including a desk and a desk chair. Give yourself enough room to work and the organizational tools you need. These simple steps may help you to avoid burnout in the months to come.