Moving house is an exciting time but it can also be incredibly disruptive and it can take a while before you really feel like your new house is a home. So, what can you do to settle in more quickly? As experts with removals in Perth, we’ve been there for a lot of house moves in our time so we’re here to share out top tips for settling into your place as quickly as possible!
1. Focus on unpacking
It’s difficult to feel like your new house is a home when you have boxes lying around for weeks on end. Although unpacking is never on the top of anyone’s fun activity list, it makes such a difference when everything is unpacked and in its rightful place.
2. Set up your utilities
One of the first things you should do is change over your utilities to your new address. This means that your providers know of the change and you can call them with any issues. Changing over as quickly as possible means you don’t run the risk of your gas or electricity getting cut off! It also stops bills being sent to your previous address.
3. Get to know the home
Take some time to familiarise yourself with the practicalities of the house so you feel more confident as to where everything is. Locate things like the meter box, water meter, sprinkler system and alarm system so you can easily find them when you really need them in the future.
4. Change your address
It really starts feeling like home when your mail starts getting delivered to your new house! As soon as possible, get started with changing your address. The best one to start with is your driver’s licence as this means you’ll have photo ID with your new address. While you get your change of address sorted, you can also organise with Australia Post to have your mail redirected to your new address for a period of time.
5. Change the locks
It’s always recommended that you have your front and back door locks changed when you move house. This means that you can be confident that no one else other than members of your own family have keys to the property.
6. Go for a walk
The best way to get acquainted with your new neighbourhood is to go for a walk or a drive. This will help familiarise yourself with your local streets and help you find amenities such as shops, parks, service stations and local post office. This will help you feel more comfortable in your new area.
Here at Emmanuel Transport, we’re the experts at removals in Perth. Our convenient, affordable services means that you’ll be in your new home quickly and without the hassle. We know the Perth metro area like the back of our hand and our team will treat your possessions with the utmost care. With us, moving day will be a breeze!