The new year is a chance for families to have a fresh start and begin a new chapter in life. Many families decide to move home after Christmas so they can begin the next year in a new home. Regardless of what time of year you move, moving home can be stressful. But, when you finally get over all the stress and move in, what should you do next? Here are some essential things you should do when your family moves into a new home:
(Photo via: http://bit.ly/2gyV4zf)
The worst thing about moving home is that you move into this big empty space. At the start, it doesn’t feel like a family home at all. This can make you feel very uncomfortable, and you and the kids have trouble settling in. So, what you need to do is make your new house feel like a family home by personalizing it. Get your photos up in different rooms and start redecorating as soon as possible. In fact, some people get rid of that uncomfortable feeling by paying decorators to come in before they fully move into the property. So, instead of moving into an empty house, you move into somewhere that’s decorated how you like it. This is especially important for your children’s bedrooms as they can have trouble adjusting to a new room and new home. Make their room feel more like their old one, and they’ll find it easier to adjust.
Change The Locks
One of the first things to do when you first move into your family home is change the locks. It’s unlikely that previous owners will just walk up to their old house and use their old key to open the doors. However, you don’t know how many house keys they have or who still has them. For peace of mind, it makes sense to just change the locks straight away. You can find companies like Bradley Safe and Lock Works that can do this for you with ease. Also, the benefit of changing the locks means you can upgrade them to more modern and secure ones too. While you’re at it, you may as well look at the rest of your new home and make it more safe and secure as well.
(Pic from: https://flic.kr/p/pJF66j)
Unpack Everything Right Away
When you move into a new home, you will bring so many boxes full of your old stuff. It’s so important that you unpack everything right away. Why? Well, there are two reasons, the first of which relates to the first point in this article. Unpack your old stuff, and you can personalize your home! The second reason is that your home will be a mess if you leave all the boxes and don’t unpack them. If you don’t unpack everything right away, then I bet you will have moving boxes lying around for months! This clutters up your home and makes everything look messy. Don’t put this off, unpack the moving boxes as soon as you move in.
Hopefully, your move will be a lot better if you follow this advice. Now, you’re ready to settle down in your new home with your lovely family.