When you’re moving into a new house, especially if it’s your first house and you’re moving from an apartment, there may not be much time to prep the new place before you have the keys in your hand. With a little planning and prioritizing though, you can make this transition a little easier and a little smoother. Needs may vary slightly from one home-buyer to another, but everyone needs to eat, sleep, and have a functioning bathroom. If you can cover these areas first, you’ll probably have a peaceful first day, night, and wake-up.
Food Delivery, Not Just Takeout
When people move into a new house, it’s fairly typical to order pizza or some other type of easy takeout after unloading a moving truck all day. That will get you through the first evening, but what about when you wake up? When there’s no coffee or any of your other usual morning items, your happiness levels are sure to drop. Put a small order of essentials together from one of the available online grocery delivery services and you’ll be sitting comfortable sipping your coffee instead of running out on your first morning.
Some Bathroom Niceties
Even if your first morning occurs on a weekend or you’ve taken some time off from work, having all your usual bathroom items at the ready will make your new house seem like home that much faster. Be sure to pack up your bathroom items by themselves and make sure that box is well-marked so it doesn’t look like just another moving box. Take it directly to your bathroom and put the soap, shampoo, and other items quickly into place. This will also have the bathroom ready for anyone to use while you’re unloading. If you arrive and find the water hasn’t been turned on yet, or other utilities aren’t ready for you, home builders from St. George Utah recommend calling the city to make sure your house is ready to go. They’ll let you know if you’re missing any paperwork or anything else.
Where You Lay Your Head
Just like the bathroom, no matter how much you do on your first day, eventually you’re going to want to go to sleep. Nothing will feel worse than trying you find sheets and pillow cases at 11 o’clock at night, after what can be a very long day. Just like you prepared yourself when you were looking for your new house by securing a home loan, get yourself ready to sleep your first night by keeping a set of sheets and blanket set aside, maybe in your personal vehicle. Make your bed along the way sometime during the day so when you just can’t stand anymore, it’s all set to go.
Keep your priorities straight and leave unimportant items for later, and you’ll have your house ready for you as quickly as possible.