Tips + Tricks: Top 6 Things To Do After Getting Your New House

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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.

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How to move house without spending a fortune

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If you have just bought a brand new house, chances are you are up for saving money at every opportunity.

The cost of moving house can be more than you first think, once you factor in hiring a van, collecting boxes and packaging, switching all your energy suppliers, perhaps installing a phone line or sky box – the list goes on.

For some of these expenses there is help at hand with discount vouchers.

Get plenty of helping hands

If at all possible get friends or family members with vans and trailers to help you move rather than hiring a removal company. It may take several trips but will be far cheaper.

Offer to cook dinner for everyone who gets on board to help rather than offering cash to save even more pennies. Most people will appreciate the gesture more anyhow and it’s a nice way to thank people whilst also celebrating your successful move.

Reuse and recycle rather than spending money

Never head out and buy boxes for packing, they are expensive and you will most likely only use them once. Ask around any friends who have moved recently, or call up your local supermarket – they will often let you cart away empty boxes for free as it saves them the cost of disposing of them.

Use the space you have wisely – for example, never sling an empty laundry hamper onto the back of the truck but instead fill it with clothes or toys. Save newspapers up in the weeks before your move to use as packing material for fragile items such as crockery or vases and ask friends to save theirs too.

Be organised on the big moving day

Plan ahead for things such as meals and drinks on the day of the move. You will most likely be tired and not feel like preparing a home-cooked meal the very first night, plus chances are your crockery and utensils will be in the depths of a box somewhere.

Budget for a cheap takeaway, or ask a friend to have you round for dinner in exchange for returning the favour the following weekend when you are more organised. If you really want to save on pennies you could make a simple meal the night before that can be popped in the microwave, such as pasta in sauce.

Don’t be afraid to ask for favours – everyone recognises the stress of moving and most will be happy to help out in any way they can, knowing that when they next move they will appreciate a return of the favour.

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