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The Top 10 Things to Do After Moving Into Your First Place
Finding the first place of your own can seem like the toughest part of your property journey, but there are a lot of tasks to be carried out after you move in. A lack of proper awareness and planning could be your downfall, leaving you without certain necessities for weeks. Here are our top ten things to do after moving into your first place, so that you don’t forget:
Power and water
You can’t live properly without power and water in the modern age. You should have had this sorted before moving in, but if it still isn’t done, make sure you don’t hang about. You’re going to need the power to cook and run things like your fridge, while water is pretty essential if you want to wash at all.
Phone and broadband
Fewer and fewer people are bothering with house phone lines now that your mobile can cover just about anything. However, setting up Wi-Fi should not be something you leave until the last minute. Some providers can take weeks to set up your router and signal, and you don’t want to be left without internet for too long!
Inspect the house
Have a look around the house before you move your stuff in. Is everything as it should be? Is it exactly as you were shown it? If there is any damage or dirt, be sure to take pictures and report it.
Fuse box and water valve
It is always important to locate and familiarise yourself with the fuse box and water valve in your new house. If the electric or water goes off in the middle of the evening, you want to be able to get it up and running again in no time.
If you own the place outright, it is always a good idea to change the locks as you never know who has a copy of the old key still. Double-check all windows and doors to ensure they work and seal properly. It is also a good idea to have some alarm fitted.
Time to get everything unpacked and put in its place. Sorry, but someone has to do it!
It is a lot easier to give the house a quick clean as soon as you move in to get rid of the dust and dirt from lugging all your stuff around.
Change of address
Make sure you notify all the relevant people that you have moved address. Have your mail forwarded and make sure that your new address is listed on any important bills and accounts.
Get used to your new surroundings and what the new neighbourhood has to offer, from the local restaurants to schools, to shopping centres, and more. Go and say hi to the new neighbours while you’re at it!
Register with your new local doctors as soon as possible. Dentists and opticians are also a good idea for regular check-ups.