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7 Things To Do When Moving Into A New Home
The excitement of moving into your new house is quite unmatched. It could be an old house or a new one, it could be rented property or something that you call your own- the undercurrent of excitement is sure to keep you on the edge during this process. You may have looked through flats to find something that may be ideal for you and your family, but taking these measures will help you put your mind at ease before you move into your new house.
Here at 7 things that you should do before you move into your new house in order to maintain a safe and worry-free environment for the benefit of you and your family.
1. Update your new address
Often people tend to forget this step or take a while to get around to it. But it is important to update your address as you undergo the process of moving into your new home. It is rather annoying and cumbersome for the new occupants of your old home to get mails and posts that belong to you. It is inconvenient for you just the same hence, it is best to update your address before you move into your new home.
2. Change the locks of your new home
This is an especially crucial step if you are moving into a pre-owned home. For the sake of your peace of mind and safety, it is advised that you change the locks of your new home to prevent any untoward incidents. While top builders like Confident Group who offer flats in Calicut provide the best safety and security, it is still important to take measures on your end to have a safe home.
This is one part of the home that will really make all the difference. A clean and well-maintained toilet will help you settle into your new home with much more ease. You do not have to worry if you are moving into new flats, but in the case of pre-owned homes, you must make sure that the toilets are clean and well maintained.
Take care of that broken tile or replace that damaged toilet seat to make sure that your family has a peaceful transformation into your new home. It is also a good idea to change toilet seats to make it feel more new and tidy.
4. Fix the leaks
You may be surprised to know that even a brand new house can come with lots of leaks from taps and other sources. It can happen due to inefficiency or simply due to more water pressure or some other minor glitches. It is perfectly normal and is best-taken care of before you move into your new home. Before you move in, check your water meter.
Wait for about two hours to make sure that no one uses any water and then check the water meter again. If there are no changes, you can be assured that there are no leaks. If there are, it is much simpler to take care of it now than later, as it would be inconvenient to turn off the water after your family moves in.
5. Check smoke alarms and CCTV cameras
Make sure that the smoke alarms and CCTV cameras are in place and functioning correctly if you have the provision for these two. If you are opting to live in flats in Calicut, familiarise yourself with the fire extinguisher, the fire exit, etc. to ensure that you understand the functioning of your new home well.
6. Find your breaker box and shut off valves
It is important to know the position of your breaker box and shut off valves in order to ensure the smooth functioning of your home. Imagine if there is a circuit breaker and you do not know where the breaker box is- this would be a rather troublesome position to be in. Likewise, learn the positioning of water valves, gas valves, etc. to make sure that your home runs smoothly.
7. Clean up the kitchen
Another part of your home that needs careful cleaning is the kitchen. If it’s a pre-owned home make sure to thoroughly clean up the kitchen and make whatever changes that are needed for the betterment of the space. Even if it’s a new house, it is important to clean up the cabinets and other parts of the kitchen which may have accumulated dust or other unwanted things during the carpentry process.
These simple tips will help you ensure that your new home is ready for your family. Moving can be a tiresome process both physically and mentally, but taking care of all these factors will help you embrace your new home in a much more convenient manner.
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Sreekanth Unnithan is a digital marketing expert at Webdura Technology. I enjoy experimenting with new techniques in both print and the web. I also love to explore roads less travelled.
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