First Things to Do When You Move into Your New Home

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So, you have just moved into your new house and are now losing your mind over where to start and what to do to settle in fast? It can be stressful even though it is an exciting prospect to move to a better house in a better locality. After all, it is not every other day that one plans to shift, and this is why it is essential to organize a successful move based on good planning.

There is a score of immediate tasks that need to be looked into at priority, such as the security of your new home or enhancing it with add-ons to your property. 

Here is a checklist to plan and organize a successful shift to settle down faster and comfortably in your new house.

  • Always make an inventory when moving and once you reach your new house, ensure that all the boxes have been delivered and without any damage. So, the first step you should take is to inspect each moving container and look for any signs of visual damage or mistreatment.
  • Keep the basics in order, and that means hiring professional movers and packers who can assist you with the move. Once you have the right boxes in the right rooms and with all the labels on, it will get a bit easier for you to sort out things and unbox them.
  • It is of utmost importance to secure your new house right away. So, get the house inspected for problems such as safety and unauthorized access. Check all the doors and windows and invest in a sound security system, burglar alarm, and a functional fire-extinguisher as well as first-aid kits. Check out sites like for the best security solutions.
  • Prioritize your post-move time and be ready with a list of immediate tasks that need to be done. Leave aside those that can wait and get taken care of in the next few days or weeks. If you have a list of the tasks to take care of the first few days, things will get easier for you.
  • Unpack only the essentials first, and it is the kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. Do not waste your time and energy sorting out and unpacking those items that you still do not need as a priority. So, go ahead and open only those boxes labeled as Bathroom, Bedroom, and Kitchen.
  • Learn about the fuse controls of the new house and label them accordingly. Get familiar with the main water valves and heating systems and check their functionality. Replace any part that is not working properly for higher efficiency and safety of your new house.


Look forward to a trouble-free move in your new house and adjust easily and faster to the unknown surroundings. Keep in mind that your weary body and mind will only get more exhausted after the move. So, just follow the above-listed tips to settle down fast and comfortably in your new house.

Comments (1)

Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center 262-567-2455 - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great information.   Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day!

Dec 01, 2021 06:54 AM