The excitement of moving into your new Mimosa Home can be overwhelming and a whirlwind of activity, but it is important to keep a cool head as you will have plenty of practical tasks that need accomplishing. If you’re preparing to move into a new home, there are some things you’ll want to check off your list immediately before you move in and shortly after you’ve moved in to ensure a smooth transition!
Before You Move In
Connect Your Cable and Internet
If you’re moving into a brand new home, you’ll need to have a cable company come out and set up your cable and Internet connections to the house. To make sure this is ready for you on the day you move in, it is suggested that you set up an appointment with your cable service at least a few days before your move-in date to have these services installed and configured.
Set Up Your Utilities
For a new build, having your utilities started and registered in your name will also be a must. You can typically set this up weeks in advance with your utility suppliers, so they can start your service on your move-in date. A phone call to the utility company should suffice, but in some cases, they may want to send a technician out to ensure all hook-ups are properly installed and connected.
After You Move In
Make Copies of Keys
For peace of mind and for unexpected emergencies you should make some copies of your new keys to give out to trusted family members, your pet-sitter, or other people who will need access to your new home.
Test Out Your Appliances
Even though your home is brand new, it’s a good idea to run all your appliances through a couple of test cycles to ensure they’re working properly. This should include checking your refrigerator/freezer to make sure the temperature is right, heating up the oven, running your dishwasher through a few cycles, and doing the same with washing machines, dryers, and other essential appliances.
Don’t forget to officially change your address, get registered to vote, and register your vehicle at your new address! You’ll also want to confirm with the post office that your mail is being forwarded to your new address and not ending up at your old residence.
Find New Professionals
While introducing yourself to neighbours, don’t hesitate to ask for recommendations for local professionals and services you may need. This can include anything from a doctor or dentist to a new hair salon, grocery store or mechanic.
By following these steps when moving into your new Mimosa Home, you’ll be feeling settled in and at-home in no time. For more information on the best range of stylish, affordable new homes or fixed price house and land packages in Melbourne’s northern and western suburbs, contact our friendly team at Mimosa Homes!