Top 5 Things to Do Before Officially Moving In

Top 5 Things to Do Before Officially Moving In

Moving into a new home or a rental home in Phoenix this fall? Congratulations! After months of saving, searching, waiting, and sifting through paperwork you’re finally ready to unload those moving boxes and start getting settled in. But before you unpack those boxes and lay out that welcome mat, don’t forget the top 5 things to do before officially moving in.

  1. You’ve got the power: There’s nothing worse than moving into your new home only to find you have no electricity. So don’t forget to disconnect the previous owner’s utilities and have them reconnected in your name. First time home buyer? Be sure to set up your utilities prior to move in so you won’t have to worry that you won’t have water or power your first night in your new home.
  2. Connect to the net: Along with setting up your utilities, be sure to set up your internet service as soon as possible as some techs need to be booked weeks in advance. Save yourself the time and stress of being without internet by making this one of your first priorities prior to move in.

3 Update your address: The sooner you update your address, the better. Notify the post office immediately of your new address and then contact businesses and government bodies individually and promptly to make sure your mail is going to the correct place. Don’t forget to contact your primary care physician, car insurance and bank to let them know that you’ve moved too!

4 Have spare keys cut: You know what’s worse than being super stressed on move-in day? Being unable to locate your keys in the shuffle of the move! Have spare keys cute as soon as you receive the keys to your new house because it’s easy to lose them in all the hullabaloo of moving. Or ask your Phoenix property manager if they will make you an extra set of keys for your Phoenix rental home.

  1. Pack a first night box: Welcome to your new home. Now where in the world are the toilet paper and your pajamas? Being proactive and having a first night box or bag is a must when moving in. Having your basic toiletries and other essentials close by and clearly marked can help make your first night in the new place less stressful and more comfortable for everyone.

Remember these top 5 things to do before you officially move in and you’ll have just that much less on your to-do list as you settle in to your new home. If you’d like a move-in checklist or if you are looking to rent a home in Phoenix or seeking a Phoenix property management company to care for your real estate investment, please contact Simply Property Management – Paielli Realty, Inc today.  We provide a wide array of specialized property services in Phoenix to fit your needs.

Greg Paielli

Simply Property Management – Paielli Realty, Inc.

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