First of all, congrats! You’ve moved into your own home – something that not many people can achieve. A new and exciting stage in your life, it’s guaranteed to be filled with extraordinary memories that last a lifetime.
However, amongst the excitement, there are a few essential steps that you have to take whilst settling into your abode. Although decorating might be the first thing that comes to mind, there are some other vital things you need to get organised at the start:
Forward All of Your Mail
Although this is really something that you should have done the moment you got the keys to your new house, it can be done within the first week or so if you’ve forgotten about it.
A simple process, all you’ll need to do is use a mail redirection service (such as that offered by the Post Office), to ensure that any mail that’s sent to your old property is redirected to your new one. Even though it’s an extra cost, it guarantees that your mail seamlessly gets to you and doesn’t fall into the wrong hands.
Change Your Address on Important Documents
Alongside forwarding your email, you should ensure that you change your address on all of your important documents – including your driving license and passport.
If you continue to drive with a driving license that’s linked to your old house, it’s illegal – so it’s something that you’ll want to get sorted asap. It also guarantees that all the key documentation is up to date from the get-go.
Set Up the WiFi
In the digital age, everyone relies on WiFi. Regardless of if it’s for work or just everyday life, it’s something that’s deemed to be essential. You’ll therefore want to set up your wireless broadband within days of moving into your new house. Whether you continue using the provider you used in your previous home or switch to a new one, it’s an easy process that anyone can do.
Contact Utility Companies
As well as your WiFi, you’ll also want to contact utility companies. Yet again, you can usually continue using the providers you had before if you want to. Otherwise, you could use this opportunity to switch gas and electricity providers – whether it be because you didn’t rate the service in the past or you want a better deal.
Change the Locks
Perhaps one of the most vital things you need to organise is to get the locks changed. You don’t know how many copies were made of the previous keys. So to give you peace of mind, it’s worth contacting a locksmith to come to your property and change them over.
So, there you go. Those are 5 simple things that homeowners should organise when they’ve moved into a new property. Of course, this isn’t a complete list. So to ensure that you’re on the right path, along with the above, you should conduct more research into the steps you have to take.
Nb. Collaborative post.