Congratulations! You’ve just completed the moving process and are now settling into your new home. After all of the hard work, packing, organizing, and moving, it seems like the process would be over, but it’s only just beginning.
It’s now time to settle into your new home and make sure everything is unpacked and organized exactly where you want it. As the “Movers Who Care®”, we’re here to provide you with a few tips to make this next phase an efficient and stress-free process for you!
From unpacking to organizing, and meeting your new neighbors, it’s important to make sure you do everything in your power to make the transition seamless as you become acquainted with your new surroundings. The process takes time, but in the end, will prove to be worth it as you become part of a new community!
Inspect your new home
Hopefully you followed our expert TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® packing tips when getting ready to move, and have everything packed in an organized fashion. Now comes the fun part – getting everything back out of the boxes!
Make sure you start with essential items, and work your way down in order of importance. You don’t want items you don’t use often cluttering a room.
It’s important to ensure your utilities, cable, internet, and other services are activated before, or as close to your move in date, as possible. Be sure to check around the house and make sure each everything is working accordingly. You don’t want to find yourself in a situation where you’re in a new home and have no electricity or running water.
Another important step to take is to walk around the entire home – inside and out – and check to see if everything is up to par. If you’re moving into an apartment community or you’re renting a home, be sure to contact your landlord if you find an issue.
In order to make sure organization of your belongings isn’t a total mess, go room by room and organize how you see fit before moving on to the next room. This allows you to stay focused, and not sidetracked by having too many items together in multiple rooms at once.
Make sure kids and pets are comfortable
If you have children or pets that have made this new move with you, you need take the time and help them settle in. New surroundings can create stressful situations, especially for little ones and pets. It’s important they understand the new setting they’re in is safe and allow them time to get comfortable with it.
For kids, make them a priority, and allow them to feel involved in the process. Let them decorate their new room the way they’d like, and help out with other tasks around the house. For pets, make sure it’s a calm environment and that they’re out of harm’s way during the moving process.
Get involved in your new community!
One of the best ways to settle in after completing a move is to get involved in local activities and events, or just take a walk and introduce yourself to your new neighbors you see out and about.
Other things you can do to get familiar with a new area is visit local establishments such as the neighborhood restaurants, grocery stores, or shops, get involved in local clubs, or find activities happening in your new city that you can become part of. This will make you more comfortable in your new surroundings, and will help you meet others as well!
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is here to help with any and all moving needs you might have, from packing and packing supplies, to local and long-distance moving. We can even help after your move is complete, as we offer in-home moving services such as reorganizing furniture, or helping to get rid of items you no longer need.
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