First Things to Do After Moving in


When you live in a place for so long, it’s easy to forget what it was like when you first moved in. If there was a particular moving problem that you’ve encountered in early stages you’ve probably already forgotten about it, same as any items and commodities you lacked when you first moved in. This is why it’s a good idea to take a look at the list and remind yourself of all that lies ahead of you. Here are several such suggestions.

  1. Replacing the locks

First of all, you need to worry about security. Sure, the previous landlord might have seemed like an upright person, however, do you really have a chance to study a person over a couple of meetings. Aside from this, you’ll have no idea how many previous tenants have lived there since the last exterior lock change and you need to protect yourself just in case. Any of these people may have a copy of the key but the same goes for their significant others, angry exes, family members, friends and neighbors. This is a risk that you don’t want to take but it’s also a risk that you really don’t have to take if you play it smart. Once you have a new lock, make sure to make a couple of spare keys and distribute them to all who have to have them.


  1. Clean up the place

This goes without saying but you have to clean up the place seeing as how you have no idea what it has previously gone through. Keep in mind that not everyone has your hygiene standards and that while some traces are visible to the bare eye, others will be there even if you can’t spot them. So, try to be as thorough as possible but keep in mind that there are some chemicals that you don’t want inside of your home. The safest course of action would be to contact a commercial cleaning company and ask for their help. After all, this is something that you should do only before you move in and after you move out, which is why it shouldn’t be that much of an expense.

  1. Personalize the place

Personalizing the place doesn’t just mean hanging several frames with your family photographs around the house, it also means making the place hospitable. It means making it feel like home. This means that you need to adjust it to your standards and living habits to the best of your abilities. For instance, if you’ve just moved to the NSW and your family has a habit of watching TV in the evening, you should probably think about dependable antenna installation as soon as the day one. Preserving this small family tradition even after such a big step will make a house into a home much sooner.


  1. Figure out a temporary storage room

This particular point is somewhat controversial, seeing as how a temporary storage room often turns into a permanent storage room. Nonetheless, this is the only way to go, seeing as how you won’t be able to immediately place everything in the right spot on the first day. Sure, you need to start by handling minor chores, however, accessories are something that can be handled later on. For this to work nonetheless, you need to set up a system consisting of a series of temporary solutions that would facilitate the process.

  1. Get the necessary supplies

Finally, as soon as you enter the place, you need to get all the necessary supplies like the toilet paper, soap, shampoo, dishwasher, cleaning supplies and so on. You see, these items are usually not worth carrying from the previous place to the next one, which makes people completely forget about adding this item to the list. Together with cleaning appliances, these should be more than enough for you to finally settle in, not having to worry about such trivial matters.


In conclusion

The reason why so many people forget to do some of these things is due to the fact that they’re already preoccupied with the move as a whole. Think about it, there’s so much logistical and emotional distress in this entire ordeal, that you might forget even some of the most basic tasks that are ahead of you. Fortunately, this is what guides, tutorials, list and reminders are there for. With them on your side, the chance of forgetting something vital will drop to a minimum.


Author Bio:

Audrey Taylor was born in San Francisco, and moved to Adelaide at the age of five. Marketer researcher and social media manager on hold, full - time mommy of a cheerful two-year-old. Graduated from Queensford college, worked in a couple of marketing agencies across Australia, eager to learn more about business and share her experiences. Travelled across Europe. Her hobbies include: home decor, fashion, travel, music, old movies.


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