Buying a new home is an exciting event, the possibilities are endless and although the planning of color schemes and the cost and time that decorating and setting up your new home takes, it will all be worth it in the end. There is lots to consider during this time, furniture for each room, small touches, appliances for the kitchen, setting up the water, gas and electric and of course, planning the moving in of all your items.
Another area of consideration is setting up the tech in your new home and how it will fit in with the rest of your stuff, with so much to consider it can be easy to forget things so here is a quick checklist for what you are going to need to set up for your new and exciting home.
If you are starting from scratch with furniture then this should be the first thing that you are going to need to think about, largest items first. Picking a sofa is a good place to start, ensure that you have the measurements for your new living room and try, if possible, to get the sofa in before the rest of your furniture, this will allow more space for maneuver. Once you have the big items like the beds and the sofa, you can turn your attention to smaller tables and units.
One of the first things you need to do when you get your keys is to spend a few hours on the phone or the internet setting up your services. Gas, electric, water and phone services are all things that you are going to need as well as house insurance, getting it all out of the way in one fell swoop is the best way to approach this.
Don’t forget to find a great internet service provider, there are some great deals out there like Frontier Communications’ FiOS service who offer a variety of internet packages tailor-made for your needs, make sure that you shop around for a great deal.
Once you get settled in to your new surroundings, it is important to try and build a list of contacts who can help you in the home should you need repairs. Finding tradesmen like plumbers, electricians or gas engineers is far easier to do when you don’t have any problems than if you find yourself in an emergency situation.
You should be looking at prices, reliability, communication and responsiveness when searching for a good tradesman, seek out reviews and speak to plenty before you make a decision on who you are going to use.
If you want to re-paint any areas of the house or replace things like light fixings and sockets then these are all far easier to have done when you first move in than once you have all of your possessions in. Look round the house for any small details that you would like to fix or update whilst the house is empty, that way when you move in it will be looking fresh and new.