Moving house is probably one of the most stressful things you’ll ever do. From the packing, to the worry and organisation, not to mention the feeling of dread that comes when you think you’re running out of time to get everything done. And believe it or not, once you’re moved in your to-do list doesn’t end there.
There are a number of things you need to do when you move into your new home. And here you’ll find a quick and simple list of the most important things.
Getting your utilities up and running is essential, or at least ensuring that you’ve set up an account and you’re ready to go. If your property is heated by oil check out emo.ie for the latest prices and advice on heating your property. Don’t forget to check your tariff and head to a comparison site to make sure you’re getting the best deal.
Check your moving boxes
In the crazy rush that is moving day – everyone just wants to get all their stuff off the moving van and delivered into the house as quickly as possible. We don’t make a point of checking everything because we just want to get on with it! Well, now the moving people have gone, you need to check all the items on your itinerary and make a note of any damage. If you’ve used a reputable moving company they will most likely want to find a resolution quickly, so they should hopefully compensate you.
Unpack those essentials
Hopefully, you managed to pack up items in boxes that were clearly labelled and easy to find. If not, then you might struggle with this one…! The two most important rooms you need to have sorted are the bedroom and the bathroom (and the kids rooms too). Don’t worry about rebuilding everyone’s bed, as long as people have a mattress to sleep on then everyone should manage for one night at least. Just make sure things like bedding are clearly labelled so you can get into bed and rest after a long day. As for the bathroom, you’ll need toilet roll handy and your shower stuff so you can freshen up after moving day. And of course, the kettle and teabags are essential too!
Locate your fuse box and water valve
This is important in case there’s a black out, or your fuses trip out. Knowing where the water valve is essential for things like making adjustments to the sink or shower or you need to shut off the water supply.
Childproof your new home
Moving into your new home is exciting for everyone and if you have toddlers or young children around then their excitement will probably be in overdrive! Start by making their bedroom safe and secure, fit the stair gates, cover sockets and make sure any blind chords from any window dressings that have been left behind are removed. Once your child has a safe space to play, you can get on with all the other jobs you need to do!