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10 Things You Should Do After Moving into a New Home

If you have found a new home you have fallen in love with and have moved in, chances are you have thought about what needs to take place next. After all the packing and delivery has taken place people often are unable to wait to get their new homes set up in a spectacular manner within a few days. Depending on your circumstances, you have probably already accomplished a lot, but there are always things to do once you have completed the move.

At Tru-Pak Moving we have been Gastonia’s local hometown mover since 1960. If you are in need of a moving company in Gastonia NC, we offer affordable moving services for residential, commercial, office and business relocations and military moves.

Below are some of Tru-Pak Moving System’s top priorities for things that need immediate attention once the movers have left and the heavy lifting has been accomplished.

  • Check on all your utilities: You might be able to do without access to the internet for a short time, but it would be impossible to live in a house without electricity, water, gas, and utilities. Consequently, it is essential to check on the house’s utilities right after you move in to ensure everything is set up properly.
  • Inspect what you expect: Whether you’ve hired a professional moving company in Gastonia or have completed the move yourself, there is always the risk of losing some items during transportation. In order to prevent this, it is important to keep your initial checklist handy and start by inspecting all of the items delivered according to the labels on the boxes. This way you can confirm nothing was lost in transit.
  • Unpacking important items first: If you think packing was a big deal, wait until you start unpacking everything you bought into your new home. It takes a lot of time and effort to unpack all of your items, and it is better to move ahead one step at a time. We suggest you start with unpacking essentials first, such as personal care products, kitchen items, set up major appliances, etc. This really should be done prior to decorating your new house.
  • Try studying the space before setting things up: Now that you have moved in, next try and figure out how you want to arrange your furniture, room by room. It is better to take your time with this step and choose to place your furniture in all the right spots first. Assembling furniture by room is a task in itself so take your time arranging it. The worse thing would be to set up your space and then find out it doesn’t work in the spot you have chosen for it.
  • Try and make security one of your top priorities: It is important to secure your surroundings, especially in an unfamiliar location. Locate the closest hospital emergency center just in case of an accident. We recommend you chose a professional security alarm company to evaluate the home’s security needs. Placing alarms on doors and windows along with any garages or tool sheds might mean the difference between getting robbed and not. We also recommend that you set up alarms the first week of your arrival in your new house.
  • What about moving into a clean home: Again, at Tru-Pak Moving we recommend that you hire a professional house cleaning company to thoroughly clean your house before your arrival. That way you have a clean home to deliver all of your items to before all the unpacking begins.
  • Identify what baby proofing needs to take place in your new home: It is essential that you safeguard your children before they ever take a first step in their new home. Most young children are vulnerable family members in a new home and to keep accidents from happening it is recommended that you survey the home and decide what needs to take place to prevent anything bad from happening. Guard rails on all stairs, cabinet locks on all household detergents and cleaners, electric outlets covered etc.
  • Connect appliances according to their importance: We suggest you start by hooking up appliances by need; stove, oven, refrigerator, then washing machine, dryer etc. This will help you get everything up and in working order in no time.
  • Change of addresses: We recommend that you start the process of changing postal addresses as soon as you can. Some things can be done before you actually move in others not.
  • Look around for the nearest: supermarkets, banks, insurance offices, police stations, parks, etc. nearest to your new home.

If you are in the process of deciding to move and need an affordable and reliable mover in Gastonia NC, contact the professionals at Tru-Pak Moving Systems. We have been servicing Gastonia and surrounding communities for over 60 years. Since 1960, we have specialized in residential, commercial, office, and business relocations with award-winning moving services. Call us today for a free estimate at 1-(800) 659-1233.

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