You’ve got everything moved out of your old home and into your new one. The moving company has unloaded the final box, and now you’re faced with the daunting task of getting settled into your new home. While moving into any new house can be stressful, there are a few things you can do to make the transition as easy and seamless as possible.
Unpack Room By Room
When you’re unpacking everything you own at once, it’s easy for belongings to get disorganized, lost, or even damaged. Instead of tackling every box as you find them, try to unpack room by room. This will help you stay organized and reduces the likelihood of items getting lost in piles of clutter or boxes. Best of all, by focusing on a single room, you’ll be able to finish unpacking more quickly as you’ll spend less time moving items to different areas of the house.
Update Your Mailing Address
Ideally, you should have updated your mailing address at least a few weeks before moving from your old house. However, it’s important to take care of it as soon as possible if you put it off. The last thing you want is to have important bills, paychecks, or sensitive documents sent to the wrong address. File a change of address with the USPS and double-check the address on file with your employer, utility provider, and bank. Update anything that needs changing immediately.
Take the Pets For a Walk
Both dogs and cats can be on edge when settling into a new house. The unfamiliar territory has new scents, sounds, and terrain that they need to recognize as their own. By taking your pets out for a walk around the neighborhood, you’ll help familiarize them with the new territory. Once the area becomes familiar, they’ll begin to settle down and feel like the new house is theirs.
Introduce Yourself to the Neighbors
Your neighbors can be a great resource when you’re new to the neighborhood. Please introduce yourself to them when you have a chance and try to get to know them a little. Remember, neighbors can help keep an eye on your house when you’re away, recommend great restaurants in the area, and may even become close friends if you give them a chance. You won’t know unless you introduce yourself!
Let The Kids Help
When you’re moving within the same city, most kids find transitioning into the new house relatively simple. All that’s changed for them is their room—their friends, school, and extracurricular activities stay the same. However, they’re more likely to get settled into their new space if they get to help you unpack and set up. Best of all, it keeps them occupied and can actually make unpacking faster.
Spare yourself the stress of unloading heavy furniture from a moving truck on your own. Contact Eden’s Moving Services and let our licensed and insured movers take care of the heavy lifting for you.