GET SETTLED WITH THE FIRST 5 THINGS TO DO AFTER MOVING HOUSE
We spend so much time preparing for moving day, that when it’s all finally said and done, it’s easy to feel a bit overwhelmed about what to do next. That’s why we’ve pulled together our top five tips on what to tackle the first week after you move.
And don’t stress, it’s not all life admin—there’s even some fun things included to get you living your best life in your new home.
1. JUST BREATHE
The rush of moving day has come and gone, and you’ve finally sat down for the first time in your brand new home. It’s a moment to take a deep breath and realise, most of the hard stuff is done. Now, it’s all about settling into your new abode, making it feel homely, and celebrating everything you’ve achieved. Even if it’s over pizza and paper cups on the living room floor. We’ll cheers to that!
2. GO THROUGH YOUR CHECKLIST ONE LAST TIME
Moving day is hectic to say the least. Want to avoid waking up in the middle of the night, realising you forgot to pick the dog up from the sitters? As the day winds down, take 15 minutes to go through your checklist. From moving prep to day-of activities, this will help you feel rest assured everything is taken care of. If you need a place to start, check out the ultimate moving checklist here.
3. UNPACK YOUR PRIORITY BOXES
Packing whizzes will know you want to pack your essentials in clearly-labeled, high-priority boxes. So instead of scrambling around looking for your pajamas, you’re covered with everything you need for night one in your new home. It might even help to group all essential boxes in one area so that the family can tackle these in one go. Need some advice on how to get organised when it comes to moving? Check out our top packing and decluttering tips here.
4. PLUG IN THE ESSENTIALS
Make your life easier and do a quick check throughout the house to turn on any essential appliances at the wall. These could include the fridge, freezer, electric toothbrushes, charging ports, and so on. And of course the coffee maker—you’re definitely going to need that the next morning!
5. MEET THE NEIGHBOURS AND EXPLORE
Now, the fun part starts! Start getting to know your neighbourhood and the people in it. Drop by your immediate neighbours to introduce yourself. Plus, if you have kids, meeting other children in the neighbourhood is a great step to feeling settled. We might be biased, but hitting the streets on foot is the perfect way to clock up your steps on our App, and discover your local spots like supermarkets, coffee shops and parks.
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