5 Tips for getting settled into your new home

October, 2016

You’ve moved into your new home. Congratulations! The stressful part – the packing and moving, is over and it’s time to relax. But settling in also means a big adjustment for you and your family. With just a bit of planning, you can make sure this transition is as smooth and pain-free as possible. Take a look at these five tips for turning your house into your home.

1. Make a list

There is still a lot to think about and get done once you’ve moved in. Making a list of the tasks you have to do may seem like an added task, but will allow you to see exactly what you have to do and ensure that you don’t forget anything. Break large tasks down into smaller ones and put them in order of priority. Then get that bit of satisfaction from ticking them off as you go!

2. Change your address

You can let your postal service know that you have moved home. This will ensure that your post gets redirected to your new address for up to the first year after your move. In this time, make sure that you register your change of address with your bank, insurance company, employer, GP and school. It’s important to do this to protect your ID and make sure you receive any important documents safely. Also, don’t forget to let your utility companies know that you have moved so they can transfer your services.

3. Get the big tasks done first

Your first priority will probably be to get your new home in order as quickly as possible. Make a plan of each room and talk to your family about where you think the large pieces of furniture should go. Then you can start unpacking the larger boxes and decide on a logical place for your bits and pieces.

4. Personalise your home

Your home should now be taking shape. Now is the time to personalise it and get it looking like the vision you had when you first visited. Get some new colour on the walls, fill it with your accessories, hang up your family pictures or artwork, and it should be looking a bit more like your own in no time!

5. Get to know your area

Once you’ve got the most important things done, get out and explore. Find your local shops, restaurants and parks and find your quickest routes around. Take a walk around to get your bearings and get a feel for the local area. It’s a good idea to introduce yourself to your neighbours as well – don’t wait for them to come to you. You never know when you might need a bit of advice or need to borrow a cup of sugar!

Weale & Hitchen can help you

Thinking of selling your property and moving to a new area? Weale & Hitchen can help. We offer a comprehensive, residential sales service covering north Manchester and south-east Lancashire. And with five branches – located in Bury, Holcombe Brook, Ramsbottom, Harwood and Rawtenstall – we’re never far away.

If you’d like to discuss your requirements with one of our friendly advisors, contact your local Weale & Hitchen office today.

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