The last couple of weeks leading up to moving into your new home is typically a very stressful time. It’s full of frantic packing, and last-minute panics that you’ve forgotten something vitally important. Well, we hate to be the ones to break it to you, but if you’re a first-time homeowner, chances are that you probably have. In fact, if you haven’t already forgotten something, we can almost guarantee that at some point you will.
There’s a lot of risks involved when it comes to selling your home, especially if you’re new to the admittedly, rather stressful experience. So, once all the major stuff is out of the way, it’s easy to sigh a breath of relief and feel like all the work is done. The contracts are signed; you’ve secured a mortgage, so what else can there be? Well, the answer to that, is quite a lot. Because unless you want to be running around like a headless chicken in the first month in your new home, there are several important things you need to know. Luckily for you, we’re all heart here at Creativity Den. So we’ve compiled this handy guide to help make your move as hassle-free as possible.
- One of the most common things that people forget when moving into a new home is to redirect their mail. It’s such an easy thing to overlook when you’ve got a million other things on your mind. Don’t leave this until the last minute. As soon as you’re 100% certain that the move is going ahead, then make it the next thing you do. Because if you do forget, and an important letter doesn’t go to the right address, you could end up regretting it.
- Many areas require residents to recycle their household waste nowadays. This can end up being more complicated than it sounds. So, as well as checking exactly what day the garbage men come, you also need to know if it needs to be organized ready for recycling. The last thing you need in the first week in your new house is for the garbage collectors to refuse to take your waste away. Having garbage piling up on your front lawn probably isn’t the best way to impress the neighbors!
- On moving day, it can be tempting to start trying to put your own personal stamp on the property right away. But the first few weeks of being a homeowner can be challenging for those who are new to the property market. So, you’re going to need all the energy you can get. First thing you need to do is set up the bed. Then you need to make sure the stove works, or a microwave is plugged in so you can get something to eat. As long as your belly is full, and you have somewhere to sleep that’s all you need to worry about at this stage. Plus, it gives you the chance to get a better feel for the place before you start decorating and hanging pictures.
All that’s left to say is we wish you lots of happiness in your new home!