What Should Go on Your New Home Checklist?
If you’re about to move house, one of the most important things you can do is to stay organized. It will streamline the entire process, help you to keep track of things, and may just keep you from going insane.
Yes, moving can be stressful. In fact, it’s consistently named among the most stressful things a person can experience. But with a little careful planning, you can make it a much more stress-free affair.
In this spirit, creating a new home checklist is an amazing way to stay organized during your move. But what should you put on it? Read on for a complete rundown of everything you should include.
Before You Move
It’s a good idea to break your list down into smaller chunks. The first section should pertain to the things you’ll be taking care of before you actually move.
This will include things like changing your address, arranging for your utilities to be put into your name, and internet and cable to be installed. Of course, you’ll also need to source a moving company, and the materials you’ll need for moving.
The more planning you do pre-moving day, the easier the entire process will be. Do as much as possible in advance, so that things run smoothly on moving day.
The day of (and the days leading up) should be reserved for organizing and packing all of your belongings. You can make an inventory of everything you have, and then you’ll be able to make a checklist of the things you’ll need to purchase or replace. Shopping during a move can be a logistical nightmare, so this is best left until the dust has settled a bit.
When you arrive in your new home, the first thing you’ll want to do is give it a thorough clean. Even if it’s already been cleaned, this is something many people also want to do themselves.
If you’re a renter, at this point, you will also want to be sure to photograph the entire property. This is important as you can use these photos as evidence if your landlord tries to withhold your deposit at a later date.
Another big thing on your list will be safety and security. Do you need to change the locks? Is there a security code and if so are you able to change that to something else?
Once you’ve checked all of these tasks off of your list, it will be time to unpack. Here, it can be good to go room by room and use the list you’ve made to ensure you have everything you need. If not, you can make a note to purchase whatever home essentials you need.
The Only New Home Checklist You’ll Need
Exploring and settling into a new house is always exciting. It’s getting there that can be a little on the stressful side.
Need help with getting organized ahead of a big move? Don’t worry, Two Amigos are here to help with this new home checklist.
We serve Calgary, Winnipeg, and Regina, and if you’re planning a move, don’t hesitate to get in touch today.