1. Take notes
Before you so much as drop a box on the floor of your new home, now is the perfect opportunity to inspect your house for any issues. If you’re a renter, now is the time to do your condition report. If you’re the home owner, now is a god time to take notes on anything that needs to be repaired or touched up.
2. Give the nooks and crannies a good clean
Properties are usually cleaned before a new tenant or owner moves in, however now is a good time to give those nooks and crannies that are usually filled with furniture or covered up an extra spray and wipe with an antibacterial cleaner. Pinpoint any areas that might be hard to reach once everything is moved in and give those areas a clean while they’re all clear. Anything that’s dusty right now needs to be wiped down too, so you aren’t breathing in dust while you work.
3. Make your bed
Nobody operates well on little sleep, and moving into a new home is even more stressful if you are tired or were unable to get a comfortable nights’ sleep. But if you have at least made your bed you know you have a safe place to collapse into after a long day of moving in.
4. Put all the boxes in the right rooms
Assuming you labelled all your boxes as you were packing up your previous residence, it’s a good idea to pop all the boxes into their allocated rooms when you first move in. This means you can prioritise the unpacking of boxes according to room and needs. It also means you’ll know where to go to find particular items.
5. Find your daily necessities
When you’re moving house a good idea is to create a daily essentials box while you are packing up. This box should have all the things you use daily in it and be easily accessible so you can get to it at any time. This way, once you’re in your new home, you can pop your daily essentials box into your room and have everything you immediately need at hand and ready to be unpacked.
Now it’s time to start unpacking, rebuilding furniture and getting settled!
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