Fundamental Things to Do After Moving
Moving into your new home was one job, but now you have to get acclimated into your new home. Especially when you’re moving into a new town or state. Things are going to be hard for you at first, but everything will fall into place over time.
First thing that needs to get done is unpacking. You could hire your movers to do it for you, but majority of the time people decide not to do that. It’s more fun that way. As long as you labeled your boxes you should already have a good idea about where all of your items are going to be placed.
As you’re getting settled into your new home you should figure out how everything works, if you hadn’t already when you toured. This is more in specific to checking all window and door locks, leaky pipes, where the main water valve is, fuse box, as well as checking to make sure your smoke detectors are on and ready. If you have small children or plan to, you should check that you have child-proofed your new home. The more you find out about your home from the very beginning, the less surprises you’ll run into along the way.
More important things to get taken care of as soon as you can are change of address, school, doctors, and even registering your car; (if out of state). These things should even be done before you move into your new home. If you have any pets, you should take them through the neighborhood so they get a feel for it and eventually get used to it. Taking your dogs to the dog park is good for the both of you. You could potentially make new friends and your dog as well.
I imagine that the next best thing for me would be to get to know the town I’m living in. As far as knowing how to get to your new job, or your children’s school, you should go out and give yourself and family a tour of the new town.