Things to Do in the First 24 Hours after Arrival in a New Place

Deciding to move to a different place and finally settling down could be a whirlwind of emotions. That’s on top of the physical exhaustion you will surely feel. The moment you arrive at your new place though, the task is not done yet. There are still a lot of things to do. Your first 24 hours in the new place is crucial. You have to do the right things to avoid potential problems.

Documents all the details

Before you even start arranging the things in your new place, you have to make sure that you document everything. Check every corner and see if everything is in perfect condition. If there are problems, take a photo and send it to your landlord. You need to document all possible issues first before you sign the contract. Otherwise, if these repair issues arise later, you might be blamed even if you did not cause them.

Clean the house

You might have already asked someone to clean your place before you moved in and it is a good idea. You don’t want to arrive in a place that is messy. It does not hurt though to clean even further. The general cleaning might have been done days or even weeks ago and dust may have already accumulated. You might also see more issues when you start cleaning. Even if you are too tired to clean, you should still do it.

Start assembling furniture

With whatever energy you have left, you need to use it to assemble the furniture. This is a difficult task and you might not even do it if you feel too lazy. But it is better to do it now instead of waiting more time. It also helps to have a clear plan even before you move, so you will know which furniture goes where. If this plan does not exist, just stick with your gut instinct.

Look for a local storage company

For sure, you won’t have the time to place all the things where they belong. You are too busy with all the other tasks. Your new place might also be smaller than the one where you previously lived. Therefore, many items might not fit. In the meantime, it helps if you look for a local storage company and keep those items there.

Introduce yourself to the neighbours

This is the first thing to do. Let everyone know you have just moved in and you are a friendly neighbour. If you are a foreigner, it is even more of a reason to be nice. It is not easy for locals to welcome someone new, let alone a family of a different racial and cultural background.

These are among the most crucial tasks to do in the first 24 hours after arrival. If you are still thinking about moving and you have no plans made just yet, contact Move Corp. Wherever you are in the UK, they will help you. Let them know about your plans so that it will be easier for you to move and settle in quickly.

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