6 Things To Do AFTER Moving Into A New House (Don’t Forget!)

Don’t forget to do these 6 important things when you move into your new house.

1. Change Your Locks

Key and Lock

The absolute first thing you should do after moving into a new house is to change your locks. Who knows who may still have a key to the home – past pet sitters, baby sitters, random uncles, etc. Get those locks changed as soon as you move in to keep your family safe from possible intruders. This is one of the top home safety tips for after moving into a new home.

2. Get Your Utilities Set Up

If you haven’t already, make sure your water, electricity, gas, cable, and internet are all set up in your home. Otherwise, you’ll be taking cold showers and reading books! Want information on living within your means in a new place? Read more here.

3. Inspect Your Boxes & Furniture

Do a quick run through of your house and make sure all of your items are safe and still intact. Most movers are professional and do a great job, but nobody is perfect.

4. Plug-In Your Refrigerator & Appliances


Since your movers don’t do this for you, make sure you plug-in and set up your major appliances. If you’re not sure exactly how to do it, you can always hire someone to come out or visit the school of YouTube.

5. Clean Your New Home

Instead of falling into your normal routine of living, take a weekend or two to really give your home a deep clean to get rid of any past residue leftover from the previous tenants.

6. Unpack Essentials First

Not everything has to be unpacked all at once. Make sure you go through your boxes and unpack the essentials first.

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