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After hiring a house mover to move your belongings to a new home, there are a lot of things to do. Everything is haphazardly placed, and you need to organize all. These will create confusion and stress to you. You will want to get everything organized and heave a sigh of relief as soon as possible. So, we are going to give you a checklist which includes things that you should do after moving to a new house. This will save you time and you and give you a headstart.

Moving Checklist

Things to Remember After Moving into A New House

You should do the following things when you move into a new house. The checklist is given below.

Check Your Cargo

After getting into a new house, you should check the cargo first. Count the number of boxes because you might have left something in the old house accidentally. Check the boxes and see whether there is any damage or not. Ensure everything is proper, after that, you can start to unpack and place them in the proper place or intended place.


You should clean the house before moving in. Make sure the house is properly cleaned as it is easier to have a thorough cleaning when it is vacant. Moreover, if you don’t get the chance to clean it before moving, then you need to do everything now. So, whatever is your case, you need to clean the house before you unpack anything. We recommend you engage the help from a professional cleaner, this will save your time and energy.

Keep First Aid Kit Within Reach

The first aid kit should be within reach. So, anyone can reach the kit in case of an emergency. Workers might get injured and you can injure yourself as well. Thus, the first aid kit easy to reach and place in a convenient place. 

Install the Furniture

The first things to unpack and install are the furniture as they are the bigger piece and all the rest of the smaller items will evolve around it. This will make your work easier. Some furniture need to be installed by the mover as per agreed in the job scope. This furniture may need special tools to install. Make sure it is done professionally as you do not want your expensive furniture to be damaged by poor handling or installation.

Ensure Electricity and Set Appliances

First, locate the main electric panel of the house and check if everything is working fine. Ensure every room is getting electricity supply. You can also locate the main circuit breaker and other circuit breakers to turn it off in case you need to do any work. You can also place some electrical appliances which are easy to place such as microwave oven, refrigerator, and water dispenser. Do not turn on the water dispenser and refrigerator after moving. You need to wait for some time for it to settle before turning it on. Even if the refrigerator has been transported correctly and with care, you still have to wait a few hours before turning it on.  Otherwise, you will have to wait for up to 24 hours. You can check the recommended time in the user manual of your refrigerator.

Locate Water Valves

Locate the shut-off valves because you might need to shut off water to install an appliance such as a water heater or new outlets. Moreover, you will be ready to deal with an emergency if it arises.

Set the Kitchen

The kitchen is the most important room because you can start to cook for your family if you have managed it first. Otherwise, you will have to spend money on take-away food. You can set the stove and other items in the kitchen. This will save your money and you can easily work on the rest of the things later.

Set at Least One Bedroom

After moving, everyone gets tired. You should at least set one bedroom to rest and sleep. There is no need to work on the decoration on the first day. Just set the bed so you can sleep with comfort.

Unpack Essential Things

Now you can unpack essential things for your daily use such as clothes, toiletries, documents, and other important things. Keep the documents in a proper place. You can set everything in the cupboard or wardrobe. You can leave those things that are unnecessary such as toys. Only unpack the important things and organize them.

Installation of Appliances and Check Utilities

You might need to install the air conditioner and water heater. Contact the appropriate professional to do this work for you. He will install everything properly without any hassle. Moreover, you will need the internet, telephone, and other connections. You can contact the service providers before moving in so your life won’t be interrupted.

Install Door Bell

If there is no doorbell, you can install a new one. It is very easy to install. There are battery-powered and remote bells as well. If you are worried about security, then you can install cameras as well.

Get To Know Your Neighbours

It is necessary to mingle with neighbours because they know the place better and can provide you with help in case of an emergency. You will spend more time with your neighbours than with your relatives. Furthermore, they can also tell you about the important services available in your new neighbourhood.

Service and Polishing of Old Things

You can get a service of your air conditioner to ensure proper operation throughout the year. Further, you can also give a new look to your wooden furniture including bed, dining table, sofa, and almirah. Get a polish and make your furniture appealing. This makes moving to your new house a better experience.


It is always stressful when moving into a new house. Follow the checklist and prioritize certain task and you will have a stressfree house moving. Happy Moving.

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