Moving into a new place is a complicated issue. Not just because there are a lot of things to do, but also because the situation itself tends to be complicated on the emotional level. Think about it, you are moving from a place that was up until recently your home and you are usually leaving all your friends and neighbors behind. It is easy to see how in this scenario people tend to forget things. In order not to let this happen to you, here are five basic things you need to do right after you move into a new house.
Prepare Your Kitchen
When moving, the absolutely first thing you need to do is clean the kitchen. Sure, you can use the chemicals for the floor, but it would be unwise to try and apply such method for cleaning cabinets or kitchen appliances. Here, you need to use non-harmful compounds like vinegar, and soapy water. Furthermore, everyone can remember to bring the basic cutlery, but what about other, minor items. We are talking about items like can and bottle openers, oven mitt, measuring cups and many other similar items. The only way to prevent this from happening is to start composing your move-list weeks (or even months) in advance.
Getting Your Bathroom Ready
Speaking about cleaning, your bathroom is probably the place you want to start with. Seeing how you won’t be able to tell hygienic habits of the previous tenants, you need to be as thorough as possible. When you are done, make sure to bring some essential bathroom items like plunger and tower racks. If you aim to give this bathroom a bit of a facelift, the cheapest (and easiest) way to do so is by buying a new shower curtain and a bath mat.
Wrapping up Your Bedroom
Once you have most of this set and done, it might be the time to address the needs of your bathroom. Bringing your sheets will already make you feel at home, but here are few things that might just have a similar effect. No bedroom can be considered completely furnished without a full length mirror and then, there is a nightstand lamp for those late night reading hours. The list goes on and on, but you get the general idea.
Checking the Storage Area
The best thing about living in the house is that you get so much room to store the things you don’t need at the moment, but hope to reuse again. The most obvious choices for this are the attic and the basement. Another idea would be to also use backyard shed for this, that is if you have one. Still, in order to utilize these areas for storage purposes, you would need to check and prepare them beforehand. Seeing how this takes a lot of time and resources, this may be something you can leave for later on.
Finally, when you have all that you need, you may want to add a final touch to your home. We are naturally talking about personalization with goal to turn your house into a real home. You can start by hanging your family pictures and displaying your collections, but you don’t have to stop here. Moving into a home someone else designed, may make you feel as if you don’t belong there. Because of this, another way to personalize your space is to redecorate it according to your personal taste. There are several ways to do so from hiring a professional designer to visual shopping.
As a conclusion, while most of the abovementioned tips may seem obvious and unnecessary, you would be surprised at how often these things get overseen during the move. Because of this, it is always good to have at least some sort of the list as a reminder of the things you couldn’t do without if left behind. By being systematic and well-organized during your move, you can make the transition as smooth as possible and enjoy in full comfort of your new home in no time.
January 9, 2017