After the Move: Making Life Easier and Better

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Moving is one of the most stressful life events anyone can undertake. A lot of people think that the most stressful part is the actual moving from one home to the next, but actually, the part after the move can be pretty tough to deal with too.

That is why I have put together some helpful hints and tips to make it all a bit easier for you next time you move and after the move.

Key on chain for new home

Start With Your Utilities

Set your utilities up in your new home as soon as possible, so that you can start life after the move with running water, heating, and light. This is probably the most important step you can take.

Envelope for utilities

Do Some Cleaning

If your new home could do with a little sprucing, it is far easier to do this before you unpack, when you have a blank canvas, than it is when you have unpacked all your worldly goods and you have to keep moving them around to get at the dust and grime.

Hopefully, you will have remembered to pack some easily accessible cleaning supplies to aid you with this. This will also make life after the move much easier!

Cleaning the new home

Unpack the Essentials First

Once the Allied Van Lines movers have dropped your stuff off at your new home, it is time to unpack. This can be very stressful if you are not careful, but one thing that will help is taking it slowly.

To start life after the move easier, start by unpacking the essential items that you need to get through the early days, such as overnight bags, basic cutlery and crockery, sheets, towels, and personal care items, and do not worry about the rest.

Unpacking the new home

Take it Room by Room

Once you are ready to tackle a bit more unpacking, after the move, make it easy for yourself by doing one room at a time. Unpack important rooms like the kitchen and bathroom first. If there is more than one of you, each of you should select a room and stick to unpacking for that area only.

You will get less stressed and burnt out if you do not have to keep running around the house to find the right place for the items you are unpacking, and actually, you will get it all done a lot more quickly too.

unpacking home

Locate the Fuse Box

Locating the panel box, water shutoffs, and other important parts of the home is a good idea once you have unpacked after the move. It will enable you to head off any potential disasters before they happen and help you to feel more comfortable in your new home.

Water shutoff

Update your Address

Once you’re settled in, it is time to update your address on everything from your utility accounts to your voter registration. The sooner you do this, the fewer issues you will have with lost mail or unpaid bills that you have missed because they were sent to the wrong place.

address update

Meet the Neighbors

Now, that the hard stuff’s over with, it could be a good time to pay a visit and introduce yourself to the neighbors so that you know who you are living around. 

 There is no more stressful time in our lives than moving. These tips and suggestions should help make life after the move a lot easier and less stressful!

Final Thoughts After the Move

Now you have got all of that out of the way, it is time to sit back, relax, and enjoy your fabulous new home! I hope these tips and suggestions helped.

Do you have any tips you can share to make the time after the move easier? Tell me your thoughts and your suggestions in the comment box below. I would love to hear what you have in mind.

About the author

I'm a mama to four and grandma to six. Yankee born with a love of the south. I love old-fashioned ways with modern thinking. I'm a homesteader, gardener, blogger. I enjoy “from scratch” cooking, consider myself a crafty do-it-yourselfer, and animal rescuer.

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