The process of shifting to your dream, a new house can be both exciting and intimidating. No matter how much you try, there is always something that will be left behind. To ensure you experience a smooth shifting process from your old to the new residence, we’ve prepared an epic checklist of the things people mostly forget. While you may properly pack all your items, including- bedsheet, utensils, toiletries, clothes, and other items, it is not even a quarter of the work that needs to get done. Let’s start with the familiar yet easily overlooked points by people and ensure you don’t miss it.
Set Up Utilities a Week Before Moving
Some people are so much in haste that they don’t even double-check before shifting if all the essential utilities have been installed and working fine. Trust us; you wouldn’t be able to stay without electricity even for a few hours. If you want your entire shifting process to be smooth be sure that the utility work gets completed at least a week before the final house moving date. When you visit the house to check for utilities, you can also take your curtains and other little items, so you don’t have to take everything at once.
Get a Toolbox
A regular household has many items, and you may likely end up missing some item or the other while shifting. One essential item that people usually overlook is a toolbox. A toolbox having a hammer, screwdriver, wrenches, and other essentials can come in handy, especially when shifting to a new place. It can help you install many things, and you won’t have to run looking for handymen for every little thing.
Explore the Neighborhood & Meet the New Neighbors
Your neighbors can help you during unprecedented times, so make sure you start socializing with them, even before you officially shift to your new house. Being alone in a new environment can be challenging, so don’t avoid this point. Your neighbors may happily oblige and help you with the shifting if you maintain good relations with them. Also, start exploring the neighborhood at least a month before, so you know where the general stores, supermarkets, ATMs, etc., are.
Check the Mailbox System
If you’re moving in a society where the flats and apartments are divided into sections, you may want to know if there is a common mailbox system for each section of buildings, or you need to personally set up your mailbox to receive utility bills or important documents. If you are required to set up your personal mailbox on your building’s ground floor, be sure to get it done before the final shifting date. Doing so will ensure that no crucial documents get missed while you’re busy with the shifting process.
Homeowners get so busy with the common things that they forget the most important ones. In this blog, we have discussed the most overlooked points that make homeowners face difficulty later. So be sure to include all the points in your checklist for a smooth transition.