You’re done with all the packing, and your hired moving company has just transported all your things to your new home. They have also started unloading all your stuff and will be ready to help you unpack everything. It’s time for you to think about what you should first do in your new home. If you haven’t decided on a plan yet, here is a suggestion of which three things you should first do now that you have moved into your new abode.
- The first thing you should do is check the list of your things.
It is expected of you to have an inventory of all the things you packed, and the company transported. This is the first thing you should be holding in your hand the minute you get to your new place. Check your list and make an inventory of all your things. Make sure that everything, including the small stuff, is accounted for. To make the task easier, you can ask the moving company to help you unpack. This will mean additional expenses, but it is necessary if you want the task done properly and efficiently. Be sure to check each item to find out if there are cracks or if anything was broken during the transport. You can also provide the moving company with a list of boxes to put (and later on unpack) in each room.
- The next thing you should do is ensure that you unpack the essential items first.
Do not attempt to unpack everything in one sitting or in an hour or two. Choose the boxes where you packed your basic items first. If you labelled the boxes legibly, you wouldn’t have a difficult time identifying which ones contain the bathroom, bedroom, and kitchen essentials (the most important ones). You should also make sure to bring essentials like bottled water and some beverages, some snacks, and other items that you can store in the refrigerator.
- Lastly, make sure that your new home is clean.
It doesn’t have to be shiny and sparkling, just clean enough so that you can enjoy a comfortable first night there. The floor should be clean. The toilet and bath should be usable. The bedrooms should be safe to sleep in already. Days or weeks before you moved in, the pest control company should have already gone through the entire house.