Tips for New Movers
People choose to move for a variety of reasons, such as job opportunities, to be near family, or to live in an area with better schools for their children. If you are moving to Coral Springs or Weston, it could be any of those reasons, or the fact that you want to live in one of South Florida’s best towns!
If you’ve recently moved to a new home in Coral Springs or Weston, congratulations! We know this time can be exciting and overwhelming – but we have you covered! Read below for some important next steps you’ll likely have to explore and some tips to keep in mind.
Arrange for a Thorough Cleaning
Once you have moved into your new home, it is a good idea to consider scheduling a deep cleaning before you start unpacking. You can choose to do it `yourself or hire a cleaning service for a fee. Before making a decision, it is recommended to interview different cleaners and choose the one that best suits your needs.
Although it may be tempting to unpack everything as soon as possible, it can quickly become overwhelming. Instead, it is a good idea to develop an organized system such as identifying boxes that belong in each room and unpacking two boxes at a time. Prioritizing the most important boxes, such as those containing kitchen and bathroom supplies, can help you stay organized and reduce stress.
As a new homeowner, it is important to change the locks on your new home as soon as possible. This is because you do not know who else may have copies of the keys, aside from the previous owner. Replacing the locks can give you peace of mind and ensure your home’s security.
Install a Security System
It may be beneficial to install a security system in your new home for added security and peace of mind.
Check Smoke Detectors and HVAC System
Testing the smoke detectors and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system in your new home is essential for safety and comfort. If there are any issues with either system, it is recommended to have them checked out by a professional as soon as possible.
Update Your Address
Updating your address through the post office should not be overlooked amidst the chaos of moving. To ensure you do not miss any important mail, it is recommended to update your address as soon as possible at USPS.com/move. This will help avoid any potential issues with bills or other important correspondence.
Transfer Your Utilities
Before you move out of your old home, ensure that your utilities are shut off. Then, you can information on the utilities in your new home on the city website.
It may be helpful to prioritize setting up the following utilities:
- Refuse/trash collection (if applicable to your new home)
And saving the best for last – Arrange Your Internet TV and Phone Services!
Providers offer access to a range of services, including TV, internet, and phone. With today’s landscape, ensuring internet is available in the home upon move-in is among the most important tasks!
We suggest searching online or calling a few days before moving in to schedule your installation. Remember, your service provider will need space to get by in the home, and you’ll want to unpack any TVs you’ll want installed with service.
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