Buying your own house is the ultimate adulting goal. Nothing is more rewarding than being able to purchase your own property. Making the final preparations before your moving day make it all the more exciting. But this can also be a chaotic and stressful time. Keeping a checklist of all the things that needs to get done is a must. This will make the transition as seamless and smooth as possible for you and the family.
Here is a list of the top things you need to do after sealing the deal in your new house:
Organize your closing documents
First and foremost, you need to organize and secure documents related to your latest purchase. Make copies of your purchasing and closing documents from St Albert real estate and keep them safe in a storage or a filing cabinet. Create digital copies of your papers and store them in an online storage like iCloud or Google Drive. Contact the local property record office to check that your recent deed has been officially filed.
Change the locks
Remember to change all the locks in every door in your property, especially if your newly-purchased house is pre-owned. Old owners usually provide the keys to existing locks but you cannot be sure exactly who else has a duplicate of those keys and it would prove to be more practical to just replace every lock around the house to make sure no one else will gain entry. Apart from your family’s security, this will also apease your mind that no one else will be able to access your place.
Create a checklist of maintenance
Take note of all the maintenance that needs to be done in your new home over time and create a working schedule for them. These repairs and work may include deep-cleaning the carpet, cleaning the gutter, replacing air filters, among others. These also do not need to be done all at the same time, and you can schedule them depending on your budget or convenience.
Establish new utilities
Your new home requires basic utilities before you can finally settle in comfortably. Check with your new community for processes on how to apply for water and electric services and make sure they are propely installed before scheduling to move in. Do not forget to look around for available internet provider in the area, and depending on your family’s need, you might also need to shop around for a reliable cable provider, as well.
Introduce yourself to the neighbors
Familiarize yourself with the new community and introduce your family to your new neighbors. It will be handy to find new friends around or find reliable acquaintances to lend a hand in making your stay in your new place more enjoyable. You will never know, but these new neighbors can also turn into life long friends that can make your life there even better.
Make your house a home
Finally, it is time to move in. Decorate and furnish your home based on the family’s tastes and preferences. Add your personal touch and put plants, flowers, or photos of the family in each room. Create a small garden patch in the yard. Set up your diffuser and diffuse your favorite oils to make your new space even more homey. Create new and lasting memories with the family and make each second in your new home fun and enjoyable.