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February 27, 2024

Things to do When Moving into a New Home

Things to do When Moving into a New Home

Moving into a new home is an exciting experience full of possibilities and the promise of a new beginning. However, it can also be overwhelming with so many things to consider and do in a limited amount of time. Whether you are a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned homeowner, there will always be new aspects to learn and consider when moving into a new house. We’ve compiled a comprehensive guide to help you navigate smoothly through the process and make your move-in experience hassle-free.

Set up utilities & services

One of the most important things you should do when moving into a new home is to set up utilities and services, including electricity, gas, water, and internet. If you’re moving from another home, be sure to transfer your utilities to your new address or cancel your old account. Most utility providers make this easy with an online process so you can set things up ahead of time to avoid any inconvenience when you move in.

Change your address

Don’t forget to change your address with the bank, credit cards, and any other critical entities you receive mail from. You can easily change your address online, but make sure to visit your local post office to fill out a change of address form so they can forward any mail addressed to your previous residence.

Do a safety check

Safety should always be a top priority, especially in a new home. Take the time to do a safety check and make sure all the locks are working correctly. Check the smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms, and replace the batteries if necessary. It’s also a good idea to have a fire extinguisher handy near the kitchen.

Deep clean the house

Your builder will clean the home before turning over the keys, but it’s still a good idea to give your home a deep clean before unpacking. This will ensure everything is thoroughly cleaned and sanitized to your personal standards. Clean all surfaces, floors, and carpets or consider hiring a cleaning service. Pay special attention to kitchens and bathrooms. It’s also a good idea to shampoo carpets before any large furniture is moved into place.

Unpack essentials first

Unpacking can be daunting, especially if you have a lot of stuff. To make the process more manageable, unpack room by room and prioritize the essentials first. Start with the most used rooms, i.e., kitchen, bedrooms, and bathrooms. This is also the perfect opportunity to organize and declutter your things even further; this will help you have a fresh start and create more space in your new home.

Meet your neighbors

Introduce yourself to your new neighbors and get to know the community. You’ll never know when you need a helping hand or a friendly face. Here are some tips you can use to make meeting your new neighbors easier.

Create a home maintenance checklist

Take some time to assess your home and create a maintenance checklist to keep up with repairs, seasonal tasks, and more. This way, you can ensure your home stays in excellent condition and avoid any issues that could turn into costly repairs later on. Your new Hayden home has been built to our high quality standards and comes with a one-year builder warranty. Buying new also allows you to enjoy a low-maintenance lifestyle – no need to worry about fixing things, painting, or replacing things for years!

Review your homeowner’s insurance

Don’t forget to review your homeowner’s insurance policy to ensure that it covers all potential damages and loss. Make sure you understand your coverage and what’s included in case of an emergency or accident.

Personalize your space

Finally, it’s time to add a personal touch to your new home. Hang up pictures on the wall, decorate with your favorite accessories, and add some indoor plants. Adding your personal style and taste can make a big difference in making your new house feel like home.

Moving into a new home can be exciting and overwhelming at the same time. It’s a fresh start and an opportunity to create new memories in a new space. By following this checklist, you can make the transition more manageable. Don’t forget to take your time and enjoy the process of turning your new house into a home!

Hayden Homes builds gorgeous homes that are perfect for every stage in life. Our new home communities in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington offer affordable new homes backed by our commitment to quality. Contact us today to learn how we can help get you into your new home!