Let’s face it — moving is stressful! Regardless of how many times you’ve done it or how much stuff you might have, moving is still overwhelming. If you are new to homeownership in West Knoxville, this new homeowner move-in guide will be helpful for you.
Make sure you are familiar with your new neighborhood before you move in to feel at home. It’s also a good idea to introduce yourself to your neighbors. They can be an excellent resource for information about the area and may even become your friends.
If there is one, you might also want to check the neighborhood’s official website for updates of community events.
This one should be at the very top of your list. You don’t know how many people have copies of the house’s keys floating around. Plus, there’s no way to tell whether or not they’ll come looking for them.
Updating your address is another crucial thing to add to your to-do list.
You want to make sure your mail and bills arrive at your new place instead of your old one. Inevitably, you’ll forget to update someone, so make sure to put in a change of address with the post office to forward your mail to your new address. Contact utility companies
You should notify utility companies of your move-in date so they can transfer service to your name. This way, you can also ensure that all utilities are up and running when you move in.
As soon as you move in, it’s good to know the nearest grocery store, gas station, and pharmacy. If you have kids or pets, look into nearby pediatricians and veterinarians as well. Make sure to check our previous blogs to know more about local businesses in the area.
Personalize your new space to make it feel like home. Whether hanging pictures, unpacking all of your boxes, or purchasing new furniture, do what makes you comfortable. It’s a great chance to start fresh and make your house into a home.
An essential part of making your new house a home is keeping it clean and organized. You’ll feel more relaxed and comfortable in your new space.
It is always best to prepare before moving into a new home, and this list should help you do just that.
Remember: Making your list and communicating with your family will help moving go smoothly. Here are more helpful ideas from Moving.com.
If you’re interested in living in West Knoxville but haven’t found the home, you’ll love, our team at The Big Orange Press can help. With our extensive knowledge of the area, we can help you find a home whenever you need it. Please click here to visit our contact page, and we will respond promptly.
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