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Things You Should Do Right After You Move

Moving into a new home is the beginning of an exciting new adventure in your life. You went through the work of packing and organizing and finally moved into your new home, so what do you do next? Where do you start? 

Our moving experts here at Simple Movers have put together a list of moving tips for things you should do right after you move.

Walk Through Your House With Your Moving Company Before They Leave

If you hired a moving company to assist you with your move, you’ll want to ensure you walk through your new home with them before they leave.

Equipped with your moving checklist, you will walk through with your movers to guarantee all your items have arrived and that there isn’t any damage to your new house caused by the moving company. Although moving companies take the proper precautions to prevent damage, it is still important to double-check.

Once you have all the items on your moving checklist checked off and the furniture arranged accordingly, your movers will have completed their job and be on their way. If you require further help, check with the company and find out the additional services they provide.

Unpack One Room at a Time

Next, a very important moving tip: unpack one room at a time. Moving can get very hectic and overwhelming, but it does not have to be. Take your time and choose the room you want to start unpacking first and go from there.

Unpacking one room at a time will give you the opportunity to be organized and time-efficient instead of being flustered with random items throughout the house. You’ll appreciate that all your items are where they’re supposed to be instead of scrambling to find them.

Set Up the Bathroom Immediately

Following the previous moving tip, we advise that you begin unpacking the bathroom first. You will need your toiletries throughout the day and night as you continue to settle in your new home.

While you may not need every item in your bathroom at once, you must have the essentials. You will want to ensure you are at ease and comfortable throughout the unpacking process.

Dispose of Packing Materials as You Go

Another crucial moving tip is to dispose of your packing materials as you go. Imagine a mountain of boxes and packing peanuts piling up around you? That will be the scenario if you leave all the waste until the end.

Dispose as you go, and you will be thankful you did. As you unpack each room, create a pile for the boxes and a bag for other moving materials. This way, you avoid the extra clutter and have everything in a structured order. You can even keep and store your moving boxes for future moves.

Don’t Rush Unpacking

Last but not least, don’t rush unpacking. You have come so far and got the most challenging part over with. You have gone through moving checklists, packing, hiring a moving company, and you have now reached the finish line. 

Take your time and unpack each room (don’t forget to unpack the bathroom first!) and enjoy your new surroundings. You deserve to feel content in your new home.

We hope that this list of moving tips aids you in the last step of the moving process. Simple Moves is a reliable, reputable and efficient moving company based in Vancouver. You can trust us for all your moving and storage needs. If you have any other questions or are looking to hire a moving service, please call us at 604-210-4117 or book a free quote on our website. We look forward to hearing from you.