Top tips for moving into a new home

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Having made the decision to build and make your dream home a reality, when move in day comes it's easy to get caught up in the excitement of everything. Especially if it's your first time building, it can be easy to think that everything will be waiting for you and your furniture on move in day. In reality, it can be a little more complicated than that, and it's important to get on top of a few things before you get your keys. Doing so will streamline the entire process and make moving in feel so much more rewarding. 

Get your utilities connected

You can begin to think of these things once they're wired, but getting in touch with power, water and internet providers in advance will make things so much easier when you want to have a shower after moving in, cook your dinner in your new kitchen - or share your new place on Facebook or Instagram. 

As well as getting everything connected, familiaring yourself with the locations of things like your water meter, fuse box and fibre outlet will make your life way easier when dealing with providers now and in the future. 

If all your applicances are new, it's likely that they'll already be plugged in and waiting for you. But iff you're bring any old appliances into your new home - like an extra fridge for the garage - getting it in before moving the rest of your belonging will make your life easier. If your fridge has been transported or kept on its side for a while, let it stand for a few hours before plugging it in. This gives the refrigrtant time to settle and redistribute itself, and it ensures you won't have any adverse cold spots. 

Relocate your mail

Starting with your bank, changing your address will ensure you don't miss anything important. Even though most statements are sent electronically, doing an audit of your online shopping accounts is also a good idea. If you've moved suburbs or even cities, updating your address ont he electoral roll will ensure you recieve voting papers for all upcoming electrions too. 

Get your furniture in

This one is easier if you have built from scratch, because it's possible to gague whether your furniture will fit in your new home by measuring off your floor plans. Working to scale, you can start by finding out if there's enough room for everything, and then how much space and legroom you'll have left. 

Meet your new neighbours

Introducing yourself to your neighbours is all part of joining a new community. They're the people who might feed your cat while you're on holiday, or keep an eye out if your kids are playing in the neighbourhood. Adding tourself to community Facebook pages is also a good idea if you want to keep up to date with what's happening in your area. 

With the basics taken care of, you're well on your way to makeing the most of your new home. If you're still considering building, or have any questions about your current project, feel free to get in touch, our friendly staff are more than happy to help. 

Published:  27 October 2019
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