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Moving somewhere else? Follow these initial steps for a smooth house shifting!

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11 May 2022
Moving somewhere else? Follow these initial steps for a smooth house shifting!

Moving somewhere else? Follow these initial steps for a smooth house shifting!

Without a doubt, house shifting is a nerve-wracking process. It requires a crazy amount of planning, leaving even the best of us in a babbling fit. So, if you are shifting houses, and need to set your priorities straight and untangle your goals, then you are at the right place!

Without a doubt, house shifting is a nerve-wracking process. It requires a crazy amount of planning, leaving even the best of us in a babbling fit. So, if you are shifting houses, and need to set your priorities straight and untangle your goals, then you are at the right place!

So here are some essential (simple, yet straightforward) things to do before and after you move into the house.

Pre-moving in deep cleanse

Having access to your house a day or two early might not seem like a big deal, but these few days can help you transform your house!

Think about it, when will you have unhindered access to all the nooks and crannies within the house? Once the furniture moves in, it will become difficult to properly clean the floorings, windows, ceilings, countertops, and even the cupboards; the list just goes on! This will be your chance to subject the house to a thorough and deep cleansing session. Added to that, this can also help you identify any possible repairs, so you can resolve them early on.

So, take this chance to give your house a thorough scrub since it will also help you in starting afresh.

Pest Proof your house

The chances of already having uninvited guests in your new house are low but never actually zero. Worry not, because we are talking about guests you can legally eliminate, and they are pests!

This is one of the tasks which usually requires everyone to evacuate the area which will be subjected to your pest control measures. The empty house can either be subjected to DIY pest control measures, or you can have an exterminator come and spray the house as well. This is an especially great way of dealing with pests since dealing with critters will become hard once the furniture is placed in the house. Added to that, if you have children or pets, you would not have to worry about them either!

Change The Locks

Now that you have moved into your new house, it is important to get all the locks changed and get yourself new keys. This is especially important if the house you bought was previously owned by another family since now you can make sure your family is the only one with access to the house. Added to that, get a “pair of keys” because it is always better to have an extra.

Locate Fuse Boxes and Water Valves

Preparing for the worst and hoping for the best is the mindset everyone needs to adopt when they move into a new house. This can help in effectively dealing with any related problems, quickly and rather effectively. This is why, when you move into your new house, locate the circuit breaker and the main water valve. This can help you in shutting off the power to the related sector in case a problem does occur, preventing any major damages.

Be Sure Utilities Are Working and Connect Major Appliances 

If you have shifted all your bulky and huge appliances before moving in the furniture, then it’s best to check if all your utilities are in their working conditions by plugging them in. This will not only help you in organizing your home before the furniture arrives but also help you in identifying any possible faulty plugs, or appliances. Don’t forget to set up the most important devices; the Wi-Fi and the telephone.

Note that you need to keep any cooling appliances, such as the freezer, fridge, and water cooler in an upright position for at least 3 hours before you can start using them again. This allows any oil which might have escaped and settled in the cooling lines to return back to the compressor.

Take And Inventory and Unpack Essentials

Most of us, aspire to oversee the entire process of moving because the movers will be delivering our personal belongings to the new house

In an ideal situation, a person would have a checklist and marked boxes which they would personally load into the mover’s van. However, this is not possible for everyone. However, you can still make up for it, once your belongings arrive at the new house. So, as soon as the movers have unloaded your belongings make sure to check your furniture and other belongings for mistreatment or damage. If you do find any item which you believe was damaged during the moving, contact the moving list right away.

After you’ve performed this inspection, go ahead and start unpacking the essentials, which include the bedding and the toiletries.

 

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