So you’ve finally done it. You made it through your big move and now you’re into your new home. But, much to your chagrin the work is still far from over. Now you have to settle into this whole new life that you’ve created for yourself. And while this can seem daunting at times, it really doesn’t have to be. In fact, in this article we will provide you with a list of 10 must do’s to help you settle into your new home. By following this list you will be able to simplify your post-moving saga.
- Get Reorganized
Remember when you created that huge to do list before you moved into this new home? Well, it’s time to do something similar. Now that you’ve arrived in a new place, the work here has just begun. So, do your best to get organized as quickly as possible. Create a brand-new to do lists that contain all of the tasks that you will need to complete now that you have moved. This can be anything from figuring out where the closest grocery store is, to finding your favorite pizza place. Your time is valuable, so make the most of it.
- Unpack Those Cardboard Boxes
So you know that mountain of cardboard boxes that’s staring at you right now? Well, it’s time to unpack them. And unpacking after a move is very time-consuming as well as important. So, focus on getting the most necessary and essential cardboard boxes unpacked first. However, unlike when you had to scramble to pack up your house, you can take a little bit more of your time in unpacking. In fact, this is a perfect opportunity to go through and get rid of those things that you didn’t have a chance to during the packing phase.
- Learn the Ins & Outs of Your New Home
Now that you’re in a new home, it’s time to learn all of its little quirks and tricks. After all, this is unknown territory for you, so put on put on the hat of an adventurer and learn your home’s secrets. This would be a good time to look for any signs of pre-existing damage, bug infestations, or leaky pipes. Also, you’ll want to locate things such as the main water valve, the fuse box, and your water and electricity meters. In addition, you can learn all of the safety features, or the lack thereof, of your new home. All this information is important to know should there be an emergency in the future.
- Change Your Postal Address
This is pretty simple and self-explanatory. It’s important to change a postal address as soon as you can so you’re able to get your mail. Go see your new local post office, and let them know that you’re a new resident had have a new address. While you’re at it, try to make friends with the postal men and women to help make your postal needs a little bit easier in the future.
- Register Your Child For School
If you’ve moved to a location where child now has to attend a new school, now is the time to register them as quickly as possible. After all, education is probably the most important thing you can do for your child, aside from loving them, so make this a priority as soon as you move.
- Find A New Hospital/Doctor
A doctor or hospital is something that you hope you never have to use, but you want to make sure that you have a good one just in case. So, do some research and visit some local doctors offices to find a good fit for you and your family. Once you have found a hospital and doctor of your choice, register your family and your insurance with them so you are prepared for any emergency that may arise.
- Register Your Car
If you have moved out of state, you’re going to have to reregister your car. As well as maybe even get a new drivers license. So, avoid any fees or legal trouble and get this done as quickly as possible.
- Help Your Pets Acclimate
If you have brought some four-legged furry friends with you, you also want to make sure that you help them acclimate as well. After all a brand new setting can sometimes stress animals to the point where they start having health issues. So, do your best and try to help make them comfortable as soon as you can. Make sure you keep them close in the coming weeks, and find a veterinarian to have on standby in case things were to go awry.
- Make New Friends
Friends are an important aspect of your life. So, put yourself out there with your new neighbors and coworkers and try to start building new friendships. Making new friends can help you feel more at home, and that this new location is where you belong.
- Get To Know Your City
You’ll also want to do your best to get to know your city as quickly as possible. You want to learn its ins and outs, as well as the go to places in town. Search out restaurants that you will enjoy eating at, as well as a dry cleaner if you should need one, grocery stores, hardware stores, and other different types of places that you and your family will need to settle into your brand-new life.