10 Things to do before moving into your new house
We’ve been speaking to our clients to get the best information possible to share with you guys about the top 10 things to do before moving into your home. And yes, that includes getting your finances in order, people.
Check them out and let us know if this helped you!
1. Connect your Internet
Usually you need about two to four weeks notice with service providers so they can book an appointment. Living in your new house with no internet (or Netflix) can be extremely frustrating so save yourself the nights of free to air TV and book this in early.
2. Connect your power e
Okay, we know this is more important than Iinternet but still...no Netflix is a real issue for us. This process is pretty simple, you would already have power to your premises you just need to call the provider and put it in your name.
3. Sort out your finances
Owning your own home brings a whole range of financial obligations with it. Council rates, the mortgage and utility bills all need to be included in your budget plan. For more tricks on how to get more back for your buck, have a look at some of our savvy finance options.
Update your contact information
This goes for friends and family. Keeping it simple with just a couple text messages and emails will do, unless you’ve got to update your Grandma and Grandad. Then you might be best calling them.
Update your address
This is specific to subscription and notification- based companies. Do this as early as possible so you don’t have to rely on postal items being redirected. A couple of companies to think of are:
- Car Insurance
- Licence and Registration
- The Bank
- Magazine subscriptions
Have an un-packing box at the ready.
We know this sounds weird, but once you realise what an un-packing box is you will be thanking us. Stock your unpacking box with tools, allen keys, spare screws, scissors or anything else you might need to assemble new furniture.
Organise House and Contents Insurance
This is pretty straight - forward. New house + insurance = happy and safe owners.
8. Clean before you move!
Before you move everything into your new home, go in a day before and spruce up the place. Use your own cleaning products so you know it’s been cleaned how you like it and it makes you new home feel more like yours by introducing familiar smells.
9. Have spare keys cut
As soon as you get your keys, get spares! Moving days are fast- paced and stressful, so there’s a chance you may lose your house keys at some point. Having a spare set in your back pocket just in case will save you a ton of potential stress and anxiety.
10 - Pack a first night box
Just like the un-packing box, a first night box is equally important. In it, pack everything you’ll need to spend the first night in your new home (so you don’t have to go rummaging through boxes to find your pyjamas, toothbrush and undies).
Posted by First Home Buyers Direct on 21 June 2017 | 1 comments
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