In Home Improvement, Military Life

Whether you’re renting or buying your new home there are some essentials you must do when first arrive.  We’ve put together a short list to get you started during your next move.

Things You Must Do When You Arrive at Your New Home

1. Look over the place

Whether you’re buying or renting, you want to look it over to make sure that either the repairs you requested were made or to see if any damage is present. If you are renting, take note of this damage to avoid being blamed for it at moveout.

2. Pest-proof

A quick treatment while the house is empty will help avoid a headache later.

3. Give it a clean

Hopefully it’s pretty clean already, but it might have been a while since someone really scrubbed.

4. Look over your HHG

Check over your good to make sure nothing was damaged in the move. If it was, take note of it and contact your movers or

5. Unpack the essentials

Get out what you’re most going to be using. It would be ideal to unpack everything immediately but that doesn’t always happen.

Things You must Do When You Arrive at Your New Home

6. Make the beds

There’s nothing like a comfy bed after a long journey and a stressful day.  Having the beds ready to go for night (or right after unpacking the kitchen) will help you feel at home al little faster.

7. Meet the neighbors

Even if you don’t plan to stay there forever, it’s a good idea to get to know them.  They will be the people you see almost every day and might need help from someday.

8. Enjoy a family meal

Whether it’s on the living room floor, or your actual dining room table. eat as a family to settle into your home.

9. Rest

Don’t forget to get some sleep.

 

What do you do right when you move in?  Let us know!

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Mackenzie
Mackenzie is a military spouse currently living in Texas with her husband and son. She is a freelance writer and avid traveler, visiting 65 Countries solo, now taking the baby along. When not writing for MilHousing Network she blogs about family travel at A Wandering Scribbler & Co. while writing novels and binge-watching British TV.
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