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Complete Checklist For Your New Home (2024)

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Congratulations on securing your new home! Now that the hard part is over, it's time to dive into the exciting task of furnishing and decorating your new space. We know that finding the right furniture and decor can be both thrilling and overwhelming. But don't worry; we're here to guide you through it all with our checklist for moving into a new home.


In this blog, we've curated a definitive list of things you need when moving into a new house. Whether you prefer to take your time and curate your home slowly or need to furnish your space quickly, we've got you covered. So sit back, relax, and make your house feel like home with our new home move-in list.


What to Do Right Before the Move: A checklist for moving into a new home


Complete Checklist for Moving Into a New House (2024)

Let's start with the basics! Before you move, make sure to complete these essential tasks for a smooth transition into your new home:


1. Final Walk-Through: Check that everything in your new home is in the same condition as agreed upon. Test faucets, toilets, circuit breakers, water heaters, smoke detectors, outlets, lights, and appliances. Document any issues and address them before moving in.


2. Clean the New House: Thoroughly clean your new home, including floors, walls, cabinets, bathrooms, and kitchen. Consider hiring a professional cleaning service for spotless results.


3. Paint and Make Repairs: If needed, paint walls and make cosmetic changes before moving furniture. Check for any cracks, holes, or damage that requires repair.


4. Turn On the HVAC System: Ensure heating and cooling systems work correctly to avoid discomfort on your first night. Call a professional if you notice any issues.


5. Change the Locks: Install new locks on exterior doors for added security. Consider hiring a locksmith for assistance.


6. Update Your Address: Notify banks, credit card companies, subscriptions, and insurance providers of your new address. File a change-of-address form with the USPS to continue receiving important mail.


7. Transfer Utilities: Contact utility companies to stop, start, or transfer services for your old and new home at least two weeks before moving.


8. Install a Home Security System: Consider installing a security system or additional locks and alarms for protection and peace of mind.


Completing these tasks will help ensure a seamless transition into your new home and minimize potential issues.


New Home Essentials


When you move into a new home, it's essential to have everything that makes it feel just right. Here is a must-have checklist when moving into a new house for each room:


1. Living Room


Setting up your living room is about creating a cozy and welcoming space for you and your guests. Whether you have a spacious area or a snug corner, having a spot where everyone can relax is vital. Start with a comfy sofa that fits your budget and lifestyle.

 

Next, add a rug to tie the room together. Rugs not only add warmth but also instantly transform the ambiance of any space. And don't forget about the decor! Plants and wall art are great ways to add personality to your living room and make it feel like home. So, whether you opt for natural plants or faux ones and choose vibrant paintings or minimalist prints, make sure to infuse your personal touch into the space. With these simple tips, you'll have a living room that's both stylish and inviting.


2. Kitchen


Whether you're a seasoned chef or just starting out, having the right kitchen tools is key. Besides the basics like plates and cutlery, there's a wide range of gadgets to choose from. Start with essential cookware; a complete set is ideal if you cook often, but individual pots and pans work, too. Don't forget a good coffee maker or tea kettle. Consider your cooking habits when choosing appliances; if you love baking, a stand mixer is essential, while smoothie lovers should invest in a quality blender. Consider your counter space and toasting needs when deciding between a toaster and a toaster oven. While these items in our move-into-new-house checklist aren't immediate necessities, they're worthwhile investments for years to come.


3. Bedroom


Create your personal sanctuary in your bedroom with furniture and bedding that match your style and comfort needs. Consider a platform bed for easy setup and mobility, or opt for a storage bed if space is limited. For maximum space utilization, explore Murphy beds or loft beds. Selecting the right mattress is key for quality sleep, so choose one that suits your comfort preferences. Don't forget to add a plush mattress topper for extra coziness. Regarding bedding, prioritize soft and durable sheets, and experiment with different pillows and comforters until you find the perfect combination for a cozy and inviting sleep space.


4. Appliances


Home appliances might not be the flashiest items you buy, but they're essential for keeping your home running smoothly. From the trusty vacuum cleaner that tackles dust to the air purifier, these unassuming appliances play a crucial role in our daily lives. Despite their bulkiness and occasional inconvenience, they're indispensable for maintaining a comfortable and functional home.


5. Storage


Some homes are larger than others, and you may be dealing with limited space, but don’t worry. You can still make the most of every inch of your home with clever storage solutions. Consider using sleek floating shelves to display items without taking up floor space. Opt for simple wall hooks to hang coats and bags in entryways, keeping them easily accessible yet out of the way. Utilize awkward wall space by installing minimalist wall-mounted cabinets or shelves to store items like books or decorative pieces. With these simple yet effective storage solutions, you can maintain a clutter-free and harmonious living environment in your house.


6. Closet


Your closet will be the most used part of your home daily, so keeping it organized and functional is essential. Let's explore some must-have tools to level up your closet organization game. First off, we have Roomedys® Spacing Tape for Hangers (RST). This new invention ensures your hangers are evenly spaced, creating a uniform layout for your clothes. With RST, your garments stay neatly in place, making it easy to access and inspect each item without worrying about shifting. Plus, it's customizable to fit any hanger style, adding aesthetic appeal and practical convenience to your closet. Beyond aesthetics, RST allows you to navigate your clothes effortlessly, ensuring nothing shifts out of place when you're picking out what to wear.


 For additional storage, consider stylish and spacious storage bins that fold up for easy storage when not in use. Closet dividers provide a structured approach to organization, allowing you to categorize your clothes by age, type, or preference. 


If you want to maximize hanging space, an adjustable Hanging Closet Rod is a sturdy and easy-to-install solution. 


Finally, add some flair to your shelves with Acrylic Shelf Dividers, which create distinct compartments for different types of clothing, keeping everything neatly organized and easily accessible. With these tools, you can hang or fold your clothes effortlessly, creating a clutter-free and picture-perfect closet space.


Conclusion


Moving into a new house is an exciting adventure. Still, careful planning and organization are required to ensure a smooth transition. You can minimize potential issues and start on the right foot in your new home by completing essential tasks such as a final walk-through, cleaning, and updating your address. Utilize our moving-to-a-house checklist and tips to streamline the moving process and create a comfortable, functional living space tailored to your needs. Remember, every detail counts when it comes to making your house feel like home, so take your time and enjoy the process of furnishing and decorating your new space!


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Author: Stephen Patrick

Author: Stephen Patrick

Stephen is the Founder and CEO of the Roomedys® brand. Stephen’s inaugural, multi-patented invention, Roomedys® Spacing Tape for Hangers (RST), is poised to transform the world of closet organization. Having spent 25 years in the hospitality industry, Stephen is an expert in functional organization. His mantra, “Everything has a place; everything stays in place,” is the key to achieving a realistic & maintainable routine that provides a feeling of balance and well-being.


 


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