5 Things to Do After You Move In
As one of the premier moving companies serving Main Line, PA, we’ve seen more than a few families, couples and individuals step through the threshold of their new homes. That moment of wonder and joy lasts for some, but for others, it’s often met with the realization that they have to figure out what to do next.
With a good game plan, the unpacking process doesn’t have to be confusing. So how do you avoid it?
Here are five things to do after you move in.
- Unpack Your Necessities- It’s best if you label your necessities (as we suggested in an earlier blog) that will make the immediate move-in process much easier. Get out your toothbrush, shower curtain, bed sheets and perishables first. There’s nothing quite like that 11th-hour push to find the bathroom supplies when you really need them.
- Register Your Vehicle- Google your local DMV and take a trip. Sure, there are better ways to spend an afternoon, but most states require that you register your vehicle to your new address in the first thirty days at a residence. Bring your proof of insurance, driver’s license and any other special paperwork.
- Change The Locks- The previous residents of your new home likely made copies of the house keys at some point during their ownership. While it’s unlikely that anyone would come back to their old home after it’s been sold, changing the locks can provide a little peace of mind.
- Call Your Utilities- Water. Electricity. Cable. Internet. If you haven’t done so already, call and set up your utilities or schedule a time to have them connected.
- Memorize Your Emergency Resources- Walk around your new home, find the fuse box and spend a minute inspecting it, do the same with the water shut-off valve. Learn where your fire extinguishers are, and if you don’t have them, or could use a few more, make purchasing them a priority.
As a moving company in Bucks County, PA we make the moving process as easy as it can be. With a little preparation and a checklist, you can make the next process just as easy.