Purchasing a new house is a lifelong dream for many, and some fortunate people are able to make their dream a reality through hard work.
The whole process of finding the perfect home, purchasing it, and shifting there can be daunting.
But we are here to help you out. Here are a few steps on how to save money as you shift to your new house.
1. Walkthrough your house
Suppose you can walk through your own house when it is empty. This helps you understand your house better, and you can plan how to fit your furniture and belongings.
Take along a measuring tape so you can measure the dimensions and see where your furniture will fit. As you walk through the house, it is important to note whether all the terms of sale are complete, including:
· Make sure to check if the appliances that were agreed to be left are there or taken out
· Find out if all the outlets and switches are working
· Check if the fixtures are working
· Please ensure if the repairs have been made that were agreed on
· If the terms of the contract are not complete, contact the respected party as soon as you can. If you are in a different state and cannot do a physical walk-through, then ask your agent to schedule you a virtual walk-through.
2. Ensure safety for your children and pets
If you have children and pets, you need to take extra steps to make your house safe for the little ones. You should keep an eye on sharp edges, doors, windows, and electrical outlets.
Keep scissors and cutters far from the reach of children. Keep large and heavy boxes with dangerous items in a separate room. Also, keep the packing material and foam away from the reach of children and pets.
3. Create a plan
If you randomly start unpacking the boxes, it will take you longer to unpack and settle down. You will have plates but no pans, pants but no shirts, and everything will be spread here and there.
This is why it is very important that you take everything in a very organized manner. Label all your boxes ahead of moving, and write down what each box contains on a piece of paper.
You should also rank them according to which boxes need to be unpacked first. For example, you should unpack the kitchen items before moving to the rooms and living room so that you can cook food. Plan beforehand and unpack accordingly.
4. Contact a utility provider
Before you move in, make sure you contact a utility provider such as a Utility Bidder. Or else you will have to spend the first day without any light or electricity to run other appliances.
Some utility providers allow you to transfer your services from one address to the other. But in some cases, you will have to cancel your subscription and start all over at the new location.
In a nutshell
Moving is a daunting and tiring task, but if done with proper planning and organization, it can become very easy.
Plan your shifting months before your move-in date. Make sure the house is ready for your arrival with utility services in place and all contract terms completed.