Once the movers place the furniture and the big boxes in your house and take off, it is up to you to unpack and start arranging your things around the new house. It is understandable that you are tired after the move and don’t really feel like unpacking just then, but doing that will really help you get things going and start your new life without further delay. Putting off unpacking will only make life more complicated and uncomfortable for everyone because it will become a struggle to find even the basic things like a change of clothes. So get the family together and unpack right away.
2. Delaying the Setting Up of Gadgets and Devices
The kitchen appliances, home entertainment units and devices and other electronic items need to get set up as soon as possible so that your house will be ready for living in. Electronics have become an essential part of our day to day lives and therefore having them installed and ready to go right away will really help you as you begin settling down in your new home. Get your antenna installation in Busselton and cable connection for the television done.
Having an antenna will help you gain access to the local TV channels in your new neighbourhood and might provide access to international channels as well.
3. Not Checking Water, Gas and Electricity Connections
One of the very first things you should do when you arrive at your new home is to check that the water is flowing through all the pipes, all toilets are flushing properly, that the gas line is connected and working, electricity is available in all the rooms of the house, the fuse box is in order and that the air conditioning is functional. This is a lot to check on, on the first day itself, but doing this will assure you that there are no problems with any of your utilities. This will allow you to go about your daily work with peace of mind and will eliminate any unwanted surprises later on if and when you find out that there are problems with the water, gas or electricity connections.
4. Putting Off the Shopping Runs
When you are just beginning to settle in, you might not want to give much thought to getting the grocery shopping done, stocking the fridge and buying any other equipment or utensils that you might need around the house. The disadvantage of doing this is that you will find yourself constantly unable to complete your daily cooking, cleaning and other chores. You might be tired but it will save you a lot of frustration and money spent on takeout if you get the necessary groceries and any other things you might need so that you can fall back into your routine without much delay. It will also help to get to know where the shops are in your new neighbourhood sooner than later.