Moving is never easy. While most people assume that travelling is the hard part, the real work starts once you arrive at your new home. It can be difficult to get your bearings in a new place, but by focusing on the essentials, you can make things work more efficiently. Augusta Movers has put together a list of steps to help you streamline your post-move process.
Organize After You Relax
It can be tempting to jump into getting your house in order once you arrive, but you should make a point to decompress after your move. Pack a week’s worth of your essentials separately. This will allow you to take your time and organize each new room without feeling like you need to rush.
Start With the Basics
Always unpack the things you need the most first. This usually entails the kitchen, bathroom and master bedroom items along with appliances. Labelling your boxes ahead of your move will help you be better prepared when you get to your new space. If you are working with a moving company, you can set up which order you want each room to be unpacked ahead of your move.
Inspect Your Home
Make a point to check your items while you are unpacking. Damaged items need to be repaired or thrown away. If the damage is due to the fault of the movers, it is important to alert them as soon as possible.
It will take some time to make new friends, but you can start meeting people who live on your block. Knock on the door, say hi from the yard, and socialize. It is also a good idea to check out the playgrounds and open spaces in the area if you have kids or pets.
If you can handle school registration before your move, it is best to do so, but if it was not possible, now is a good time. If you are not sure which schools you will choose for your kids, this downtime is your chance to get in some research.
Make Your Home Childproof
This usually entails the kitchen, bathroom, and master bedroom items, along with appliances. Check the home for dangers, cover outlets, make sure doors and gates have proper locks, and so on. If there is a pool, make sure access to the area is secure the first day you are in the property.
Take some time and change your details on paper, such as getting a new driver’s license and registration. Then, make sure your mail has been re-routed. This is also a good time to check on utilities and explore your new neighbourhood to get a lay of the area.
Manage Your Healthcare
Depending on how far you have moved from your old home, you may need to find a new family doctor. Your old doctor may have given you some recommendations, but if he didn’t, then now is a good time to locate and secure a new GP. Your dentist and pediatrician will also need to be changed if you live too far away from your old one.
How We Can Help
Moving is never easy, but with proper planning, it doesn’t have to be so difficult. Augusta Movers is always here to help when you are ready to relocate. Give us a call at (647) 783-8730 to find out more about our rates or service packages.