Top Ways to Settle into Your New Custom Home
A home of your own which is customised to your specifications and desires, with many years’ worth of effort put together is a step towards making your dream come true. It is a moment to celebrate. Moving into your new custom home and settling down is one of those glorious moments in life. However, this should also be done in a well-prepared manner to minimise property loss and hassle. Some basic advices are -
Ensure everything is ready in the new home
Before the shifting day comes, make sure to check the new custom home and inspect every single thing to ensure everything is in the right order. Electricity supply, lights, air-ventilation, kitchen utilities, bathrooms and toilets, all power outlets, all sewerage and gas lines, pest and insect check etc. This will prevent any unexpected situation to occur after moving in.
Get rid of unnecessary items
You should move into your new home with only the stuff you need. There is no meaning of carrying extra goods which is no longer necessary and will not be needed. A lot of scrap is discovered when packaging begins and the old house starts to get empty. Do not take this, rather sell them away if possible. This will save both time and money.
Prepare a checklist beforehand
Things are much easier when they are well-prepared and a checklist does wonders when it comes to shifting home. In the middle of all these shifting work, it is quite possible to forget important points, that’s why a checklist should be prepared beforehand. It can be divided into before, during and after phases.
Label all boxes properly
You don’t want to push and move boxes and cartons inside the home, from one room to another after moving in. That’s why, do not forget to write the room name or the person’s name where that particular box or carton will go to.
Move your beds and kitchen items first
After a long shifting day, the first thing you want to make sure is that you have the scope to get some quality sleep. It will be a tiring day and that’s why the beds and mattresses need to be moved in the right places as a top priority. The kitchen items should also be in the right place because cooking is important.
Make a maintenance check list and follow it
We cannot always remember things and that’s why keeping a list of to do’s for maintenance will come in handy. You can divide the list into annual, biennial, quarterly, weekly and daily parts to have a more thorough understanding and follow up. This will also help to prepare for a coming maintenance date.
Make heavier boxes small in size and lighter boxes bigger. This will come in handy because large and heavy boxes are hard to carry and there remains the risk of dropping it.
Add a layer over the actual floor
Shifting, dragging, packing and unpacking – the whole process will take its toll on the floors. That’s why it is best to put an additional layer on top of it to protect it from abrasion. There are heavy duty building papers which do fine in this regard. When moving or dragging heavy objects on the floor, make sure to put a piece of soft cloth to avoid marks.
Move big items first
It becomes a whole lot easier if the big items are placed properly first and then gradually to the smaller items. There will be scope to move small items easily, but for big items it becomes much more difficult to move later on in any case, that’s why large items should go in first.
Keep your children and pet in a safe spot
For the safety of your children and your pet, keep them at a relatives or a friend’s place for the duration of the shifting. Make plans beforehand and keep in touch with the people who’ll take care of them in the meantime.
Handle valuables personally
If you have a locker somewhere outside or a trusted person’s home, keep the valuables at their place until all the shifting has been done and the safe spots have been reinstalled. Simple mistakes can lead to losing a valuable item and that’s not something expected.
Remember, there will be issues and that’s a must. There will be things lost and not fixed and not working. Since moving home is an arduous task, these small mishaps are bound to happen. Do not react and do not get agitated rather handle matters in a calm and composed manner. After moving in or even before, consider visiting the neighbours and checking out the important spots in the locality. This will let everyone know about your arrival as well as give you an idea of where the important spots are – like the groceries, park, shopping mall, repair shops and so forth. All in all, enjoy this glorious moment in life with your loved ones and make it memorable.