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Checklist for moving into a new house

Checklist of Things To Do After Moving Into a New Home

Are you moving? Have you found a new house? Then all you need to do is pack everything and get it from point A to point B. But where do you start?

Welcome to the world of homeownership! From choosing a house to choosing fixtures, and appliances – starting your life as a homeowner is exciting. You’re all set to experience all of the excitement and challenges that come with being a homeowner. When you move into your new home, there’s so much to think about and do. If you’re like most first-time homeowners, you’ll probably have questions on just about everything. Luckily, Red Sun Movers, a leading house moving service in Singapore, can answer your questions and concerns in detail.
When you’re preparing for a move, creating a checklist can help keep you organized and on track. The checklist below includes everything you need to prepare for your move.

Deep Clean

When you move into a new home, your first instinct may be to unpack and get organized. But there are other tasks that need to be completed as well. If you have time, you can deep clean your new home yourself (both inside and outside). But if you don’t have time or if you’re just too busy with unpacking and other things, consider consulting professional Singapore home movers. If money is tight, consider cheap house movers in Singapore. Red Sun Movers specializes in high-quality low priced cleaning. The team of experts can deep clean the house and make sure it’s immaculate before you move in.

Unpack Supplies

If you are ready to start unpacking, it’s a good idea to consider having an organized system at hand. A good system will help you tear through your boxes more quickly, and make it easier to find items when you need them. You have many things to do, so consider this method of unpacking when you move in order to save time and energy.
If you have a limited amount of time to unpack, consider prioritizing the rooms you’ll use most. The rooms such as the kitchen and bathroom can be unpacked first. Prioritizing the rooms you’ll use the most will help you stay organized while you’re going through the process of unpacking.

Safety Measures for Kids and Pets

Don’t let a new house be a hazard for your children and pets. Put up safety gates at the top and bottom of the stairs, add outlet covers to keep fingers away from sharp edges, secure heavy furniture to the wall, keep furniture away from windows and lock cabinets to keep kids out.

Keeping cleaners, detergents and other chemicals away from children is a must. Store these items in a locked cabinet that is up high and out of reach. Trash bins should also be kept in locked places. Keep any heavy cookware out of reach too. If you have sharp objects in your kitchen, you can use the same rule as with knives: put them away each night when no one is around to use them.

House Locks

Change the locks on your new home right away. You don’t know who has keys to the home besides the previous homeowner, who could have passed out a dozen copies of the keys and given them to various friends and neighbors. Get new house locks as soon as possible. It is usually best to hire a locksmith for this purpose. Locksmiths are trained professionals who specialize in installing, repairing, and replacing locks and other security systems. They have the knowledge, skills, and tools to safely and securely change the locks on your house. It is possible that house movers in Singapore may be able to recommend good locksmiths, as they may have worked with locksmiths in the past and have personal recommendations to share.

Smoke Detectors And HVAC System

This is a good time to test your smoke detectors and make sure your heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems are working for the season. If there is a problem with either, get them checked out right away.

Signs that it’s time to get your heat and air conditioning system checked out include strange noises, leaking pipes and ducts, or the lack of any airflow. You also need to regularly test your fire alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.

Update Your Address

Amid all other things from unpacking to getting settled in your new home, don’t forget to update your address with the post office so that any important mail makes it to your new home. You don’t want to spend two weeks moving only to realize that you haven’t paid specific bills that haven’t been getting in the mail! As soon as you move into your new home, it’s important to change your address at the post office so you don’t miss out on mail and packages. If the mail was sent to your old address, it will take longer for them to get there because it’s going to be forwarded somewhere else first.

Transfer Utilities

Find out from your current utility providers what you need to do in order to transfer service to your new home. Most companies charge a transfer fee and some may require a setup fee as well. If you’re a new customer, check with the utility company to find out what you need to do in order to set them up. You may want to research utility providers ahead of your move so that you know exactly how much it costs and whether or not it’s worth switching ahead of time.

Bottom Line

Starting a new life in a new city is an exciting time, but it can also be overwhelming. As premier house movers in Singapore, Red Sun Movers are trained to make your move smooth and stress-free. That’s why we’ve created this checklist that covers all the tasks you should accomplish before and after your moving day.

With our fast, reliable service and competitive rates, moving to a new home should be hassle-free. We take care of the logistics ensuring that your belongings are safely transported from your old place to your new one. We also help you with packing, unpacking and even furniture assembly for affordable rates that suit your budget.