Moving in Tips

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You finally found a new home! Maybe you’re going to be staying inside your new home for the rest of your life, or maybe it’s just a temporary situation while you’re doing some work. Regardless of the time limit on your stay, it’s an incredibly exciting time of life! Moving can be a fantastic experience, or a really hard one, depending on how organized you are. Unpacking can seem like a challenge, but once things are done you’ll be able to breathe a major sigh of relief. Follow the steps on this moving checklist to keep the entire process as convenient a possible.

 

Look closely at all delivered boxes or crates

We recommend creating a prepared list of your household inventory before it’s packed up to be moved out of your old residence. Once the boxes are in your new home, check them off the detailed list, and if it’s missing, tell the moving crew. Once the movers have left, make sure to closely inspect all the moving boxes for any damage sustained while in the possession of the moving company If you find any items that have been broken or mishandled, write down the specific damage on your inventory list, and contact the moving company to work it out with them. If you’ve done proper research, the company should be able to quickly resolve any issue.

 

Take thorough photos

Rental properties usually charge tenants security deposits in case any damages to the property are incurred during their stay. If you’re moving into a rental, make sure to take through pictures of the place right when you move in, so that you can document any damages made before you moved in. Security Deposit scams are pretty common, so make sure to protect yourself from any unnecessary charges that may be made in the future. Make sure to check for any cracked windows, nail holes in the walls, or any of these small details that a nitpicky landlord can cite later on. Normal wear and tear factors, like worn rugs or floorboards cannot be cited as reason to withhold your security deposit.

 

Get all utilities set up

Make sure to call your water and power providers to get them up and running before anything else. Once you take care of these fundamental needs, contact your internet service provider, your trash and recycling remover, your septic tank drain, or any other service that will be necessary for your home.

 

Clean up (before you unpack.)

Before you start unpacking make sure to give your home a thorough clean to get rid of any dirt or dust that the last tenant may have left behind. If someone has already came by with a duster or rag, it still wouldn’t hurt to give everything another wipe down. Common areas that are often forgotten are the inside of cabinets, trim or decorative accents on walls, doorknobs, light switches, and radiators.

 

Unpack your most important essentials

Take unpacking one step at a time. Unpack items that belong in your bedroom and bathroom first, then the living room and kitchen. Bring all the boxes that are labeled according to their room of belonging into their respective rooms. If you have packed a suitcase with your essentials, live out of this for the first few days, rather than feeling pressure to immediately unpack the entirety of your possessions on the same day that you move in.

 

Recycle all packing materials

Unpacking will leave you with a large amount of packing materials in your home that you most likely won’t need. Ask all your friends or family if they have any need for the rest of the packing materials before recycling the rest. If you don’t want to get rid of the moving containers and bubble wrap just yet, use it to store other non essential belongings, or out-of-season belongings in a storage area or basement.

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Moving in Tips

Movingin

You finally found a new home! Maybe you’re going to be staying inside your new home for the rest of your life, or maybe it’s just a temporary situation while you’re doing some work. Regardless of the time limit on your stay, it’s an incredibly exciting time of life! Moving can be a fantastic experience, or a really hard one, depending on how organized you are. Unpacking can seem like a challenge, but once things are done you’ll be able to breathe a major sigh of relief. Follow the steps on this moving checklist to keep the entire process as convenient a possible.

 

Look closely at all delivered boxes or crates

We recommend creating a prepared list of your household inventory before it’s packed up to be moved out of your old residence. Once the boxes are in your new home, check them off the detailed list, and if it’s missing, tell the moving crew. Once the movers have left, make sure to closely inspect all the moving boxes for any damage sustained while in the possession of the moving company If you find any items that have been broken or mishandled, write down the specific damage on your inventory list, and contact the moving company to work it out with them. If you’ve done proper research, the company should be able to quickly resolve any issue.

 

Take thorough photos

Rental properties usually charge tenants security deposits in case any damages to the property are incurred during their stay. If you’re moving into a rental, make sure to take through pictures of the place right when you move in, so that you can document any damages made before you moved in. Security Deposit scams are pretty common, so make sure to protect yourself from any unnecessary charges that may be made in the future. Make sure to check for any cracked windows, nail holes in the walls, or any of these small details that a nitpicky landlord can cite later on. Normal wear and tear factors, like worn rugs or floorboards cannot be cited as reason to withhold your security deposit.

 

Get all utilities set up

Make sure to call your water and power providers to get them up and running before anything else. Once you take care of these fundamental needs, contact your internet service provider, your trash and recycling remover, your septic tank drain, or any other service that will be necessary for your home.

 

Clean up (before you unpack.)

Before you start unpacking make sure to give your home a thorough clean to get rid of any dirt or dust that the last tenant may have left behind. If someone has already came by with a duster or rag, it still wouldn’t hurt to give everything another wipe down. Common areas that are often forgotten are the inside of cabinets, trim or decorative accents on walls, doorknobs, light switches, and radiators.

 

Unpack your most important essentials

Take unpacking one step at a time. Unpack items that belong in your bedroom and bathroom first, then the living room and kitchen. Bring all the boxes that are labeled according to their room of belonging into their respective rooms. If you have packed a suitcase with your essentials, live out of this for the first few days, rather than feeling pressure to immediately unpack the entirety of your possessions on the same day that you move in.

 

Recycle all packing materials

Unpacking will leave you with a large amount of packing materials in your home that you most likely won’t need. Ask all your friends or family if they have any need for the rest of the packing materials before recycling the rest. If you don’t want to get rid of the moving containers and bubble wrap just yet, use it to store other non essential belongings, or out-of-season belongings in a storage area or basement.

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