It is very easy to feel overwhelmed when you get into a new home and you have to unpack everything. Unpacking truly is one of the worst parts of moving but there are some responsibilities that any new homeowner has before completely unpacking all of the boxes in their home. Keep some of these important actions in mind before you start the full unpacking process:
Changing the locks: changing the locks in your new home can be important especially if the older homeowners still have access through keys. Having a locksmith come in on the day of your possession can be a great way to make sure that you can protect your home for security reasons.
Cover the windows: having at least some type of privacy and security for your Windows will make sure that your place won’t be targeted for burglary and that people can’t look into your Windows,
Store important documents immediately: during the bustle of moving it’s very easy to lose track of homeowners association documents, your warranty, your deed and various transaction documents. Do what you can to put some of these documents away into an easy to find file so that they can be located again.
Check out your appliances: if you happen to notice problems like an air conditioner doesn’t work, a sink that keeps dripping or a washing machine that’s out of order, checking on these items early will insure that you can have repair professionals available to make your house livable and efficient.
Replace smoke alarm batteries: checking out smoke alarm batteries will make sure that when you do go to sleep you’re in a very safe environment with working smoke detectors.
Check out the neighborhood on the first day: Be sure to find the closest hospital, police station, fire station and try to introduce yourself to the neighbors early on so that you can have a support network in the neighborhood.
Keep some of these top responsibilities in mind to take care of as a new homeowner before completely unpacking.