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Most people have a moving checklist set up for when they’re packing up their home, and moving all of their belongings to their new residence. It’s a lot of planning, and you want to make sure that your move goes as smoothly and easily as possible. But that’s usually where the planning stops! The majority of people don’t have a plan of action set up for when they move into their new home. Having a plan for this as well helps you get settled into your new home as quickly as possible, in order to resume your normal life efficiently. Here’s our list of the things that you should do as soon as you move into a new house.

Get your utilities set up


This is something you should do the week that you move. In most cases, there won’t be any lapse in services even if you don’t call and have serviced transferred over to your name until the day you move in. To be safe, you should call the week leading up to your move.


Unpack the essentials first


Keep an inventory as you pack things up, so you know what is where. Having all of the essentials in a few easy to find boxes will make your first days easier. Usually the bedroom and bathroom are the rooms that will need to be unpacked first! Make sure these boxes are easily marked to keep track of things better.


Set up your bed


You’ll need a place to sleep, often before you need much else, when you move into a new home. Let the movers bring all of the boxes in, while you set up your bed. Maybe take a quick power nap before you unpack. Having your bed set up will give you the ability to unpack at your own pace.


Connect your major appliances


Make sure all of your major appliances are set up properly! When you move in, you’ll want to stock your fridge, and start a few loads of laundry, probably. Make sure everything is set up, especially if you had to get all new appliances.


Clean your house


Sometimes, things aren’t as clean as you’d like when you move into a new home. Cleaning before you unpack each room is a great idea, to avoid having to move things around as you clean later on. Dust isn’t your friend in your new home!