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5 Things to Do After Moving In

The experience of moving into a new home- whether it’s an apartment, condo, townhouse, or house- can be very memorable. The process of keeping tabs on all the details, from the paperwork, to the new keys, can make it easy to lose track of your priorities. Arranging decor and setting up the mini bar for the man cave can wait- here are the 5 things you should do after a move:

1. Set Up Utilities and Services

Hopefully you already took care of these things before getting your new keys, but some things may have slipped through the cracks. Here are services and utilities you should check off your list:

2. Inspect the home

The last thing you want to do is be running around trying to find the water main when the bathroom has sprung a leak. Take some time to get familiar with all of the important parts of your home so you can be prepared.

3. Clean and Prep

It can be tempting to want to unpack everything all at once, but you’ll want to clean each room to avoid doing double the work. Here are some ways to clean:

4. Secure Your New Home

One of the best things you can do is make sure your new home is secure. Here are some steps you can follow:

5. Meet the Neighbors

Last but not least, get familiar with your new neighbors. Not only is this a friendly gesture, but it helps you stay connected to the neighborhood. Neighbors will be a good source of information for getting acquainted with your new area.

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