We often discuss how to prepare for relocation. With a plan and a productive checklist, the moving process can indeed become simple. However, what do you do after the move? The process of relocating does not end once you get to your new destination. In fact, there are more things to do once you do move. For our ultimate list of what to do after the move, keep on reading!
Moving from one place to another can be both complicated and simple. The biggest tip that we can share with you is to have a plan before the process even begins. A well-structured moving plan will organize your whole relocation, hence making it that much simpler. By breaking the process into multiple stages, you can visualize it and therefore see the whole picture through an efficient lens. In addition, it is also essential and beneficial to start off with a good foundation from which you can build on. Think of it this way-the smoother you start your relocation, the smoother the rest of the process all the way to the moving day and everything after the move. Once you build good momentum, everything else will follow. Therefore, a successful move at the end of the day.
After the Move
If you are sitting there and reading this and thinking – I only have to unpack after the move – you might be wrong. However, do not worry as we have the ultimate checklist for everything after the move. Although unpacking is probably the most obvious aspect of what happens once you relocate, there are many other things to consider as well. With a little bit of organization and good tactics, you will be settling-in stress and hassle-free.
Before anything, it is good to prepare your future home for the moving day. Everything will be much simpler and less complicated if your new home is move-in-ready. If you hired a moving company to deliver your belongings, ensure that you have prepared the space where your items can be placed once delivered. Also, it is a good idea that you arrive at your new home before the moving company does. This way you can supervise the delivery and ensure that everything is taken care of as should be.
Next, as your items get dropped off, it would be a good idea to inspect all of your boxes just in case. Be observant and thorough to ensure that there was no damage and that everything arrived securely. In addition, it is always a good idea to have an inventory list. This way, as your belongings arrive, you can rely on this list and double-check that everything on it is here. Relying on a good checklist is smart and accurate. You can ensure that you don’t forget anything and you don’t have to stress memorizing everything. We recommend checking your delivered items right away, therefore if there was any damage that needs to be disputed you can discuss it with the moving company. Also, if you have been provided with exceptional service, think about the way to reward the movers right away.
Don’t forget to consider all the house utilities you will need after the move. Our next tip is to get your utilities running even before the moving day, so that once you are there everything is up and running successfully. Elements such as power, water, internet and phone services should be taken care of prior to the moving date. Your relocation will be that much simpler if everything is set up early on. These and other fundamentals are essential to your settling-in, so the arrangement of each should be of utmost priority.
As all of your boxes and belongings arrive at your new home, it is time to unpack. There are no specific rules as to how you should begin this process, but we do recommend that you start with your essentials. It is also okay if unpacking takes you more than a few days, as long as your overall process is organized.
Once you unpack all of your essentials, it would be a good idea to go room by room. Our tip is to try and at least set up essential items for the kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom. The other rooms can wait a day or two.
Another tip to share with you is to have a to-do-list for after the move. Just like we recommend having a relocation plan before your relocation, the same idea applies to this as well. The to-do-list will enable you to prioritize and also have an idea ahead of time of what needs to be done. Moreover, with a little bit of organization and planning, relocation mistakes can be prevented.
Meanwhile, unpacking and cleaning go together. Therefore, make sure that your home is clean and rooms are somewhat ready to be arranged and filled with things.
House Warming Party
When you have finished all the important and necessary tasks around your new home, it is time to have some fun and enjoy your new space! What a better way to start your new life than to throw a house warming party after the move? Invite your closest family and friends, and organize a fun get-together for everyone. It would be a great chance to test out the kitchen and make some cool recipes for yourself and everyone invited. Make it a game-night or karaoke night and show off your new home!
At the end of the day, your move is as successful as your plan before the process. However, you also need an after the move plan to settle in smooth. Take it day by day and be guided by your task checklist. Ensure everything is taken care of, set up all the necessities and essentials, and enjoy your space.