When it comes to moving into a brand new home, there are so many different things that you have to think about. One of my friends who lives in Australia has recently moved into a brand new custom-built home that she designed with Aaron Martin Construction builders at Adelaide Hills South Australia, and so after speaking to her about the moving process, I felt inspired to share some moving tips of my own! From paperwork to the delivery of your belongings and more, it can be hard to prioritize. At least the main part of it all – buying the house and selling our old one – is out of the way; I don’t think we could have done it all without the assistance of our estate agent. I don’t know how anyone could go through the process without one. If you’re in need of such services, then you could consider checking out estate agents at somewhere like Realty One Group Music City to see if they are suited to meeting your goals. However, once the boxes are in, and the estate agent has left, there are certain things you should do first. Here are four things that you should check within the first couple of days in your new home. Owning your own home is extremely rewarding, you will want to look after it and run it properly, perhaps you could even consider some remortgaging deals to get the best deal for your new home or you may even want to consider a brand spanking new security system. Something else that isn’t on the list but you should consider is that your new house could have aspects that don’t work, like the shower or taps for example. If this is the case, then it is important that you know where to look for a plumber. So if you have relocated to the west of Sydney, you may want to take a look at innerwest Sydney plumbers for recommendations.
Check the security system works
Even if your estate agent or landlord has said that any Security Alarms in the home work well, it is always wise to check for yourself. You may also need to reset the system. This will allow you to create a new and different password to what the last owner’s used. If your new house doesn’t have security systems, prioritize getting them one installed. A house full of boxes of belongings is even more tempting to break into that usual. Why? Because your belongings are already packaged up for criminals to carry easily away. You may even have labeled them, making their lives even easier. Protect your new home and your belongings with security and you won’t regret it.
Check the inventory to what is in the house
This point is for if you are renting. The people or person in charge of your new home will give you an inventory of everything that is already in the home. Be sure to check this within the first 24-hours in the property. Go through everything with a fine-tooth comb. Make sure you can find everything on the list, and check that it is working. If it isn’t there, report it quickly. Otherwise, you might be charged for it later on.
Check that there are current photographs of the property
Similarly, for rental properties, go around the house taking photographs of everything. This is especially important if there is any damage anywhere. Don’t just take a photo of a room, take a picture of things like mold on ceilings, or stains on carpets. Be thorough and cover everything. Then, email these images to your estate agent or landlord. This will act as proof that these marks were in the property before you moved in. This will prevent anyone from blaming you for them when you move on, and stop you from being fined.
Check that the neighbors are prepared for any noise disturbances
Whether you are moving into a rental or your own house, pay the neighbors a visit. The chances are that there will be more noise than usual coming from your home for a few days. This might be from removal companies or erecting furniture for example. Set off on a good foot with your neighbors. Letting them know about the noise and telling them when it will all be done is courteous. Hopefully, they will repay the favor in future if necessary. You may even find new friends living next door. It’s always good to get on with your neighbors, as they can keep an eye on your home when you’re not there.