Congratulations on purchasing your dream home!
There is nothing like the excitement of becoming a new homeowner. Whether you have purchased your new BTO apartment or finally upgraded to that new condo, “home is where the heart is,” and many of us hold the saying near and dear to our hearts.
Planning and preparing for your move is essential to ensure that you and your family can comfortably settle down in the new home.
Over at O’Here, we have compiled a comprehensive three-part guide to make the transition as seamless as possible so you can quickly secure your happily ever after.
This is part 3 of our 3-part mini-series – “Your Guide to Moving Houses In Singapore”, where we guide you through what to look out for after the move and during your final round of checks.
The process of moving houses can be a stressful experience. Whether it is your first BTO or an upgrade from your current housing. Fret not! We got you.
Click here if you have not checked out the first part of this mini-series, which gives you an idea of things to do before moving into your new home.
And here if you have not checked out the second part of this mini-series, which gives you an idea of things to do on the day of the move.
Read on for a checklist of the essentials.
Final Checklist After Moving In
Woohoo! You have moved over to your new home.
Just a few more things to work out, and you are off to a happily ever after.
The Final Checklist
If you followed the tips we shared in the first two parts of this series, great job! All there is left to do is to complete the unpacking, and you are done. Begin unpacking in the bedroom. You will need a good rest after all that work done, and you will want that bedroom to be ready
- Safety Proofing Your Home
The little ones and furry members might need more time to settle in a new environment. Create a safe zone for them to hang out during the unpacking to avoid accidental injuries.
Block off areas that are prone to accidents. Close the entrance to potentially dangerous room (like the Kitchen) and keep sharp knives and breakable dinnerware away on high cabinets.
Run a thorough check for potential dangers. Look out for things like a dangling cord off the blinds, exposed electrical outlets, or poisonous cleaning chemicals placed on the floor.
- Locate The Fuse Box And Water Valve
It is important to take some time to get to know your new home and locate where the safety devices such as the fuse box and water valve are located. In case of an emergency like a gas leak or a burst water pipe, it is crucial to be able to access these safety devices as quickly as possible.
- Change The Locks To Your New Home
You never know who might have a set of keys to the old locks. It is always recommended to change out the old locks for the safety of you and your family.
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- Say Hello To Your New Neighbours
It is a nice gesture to prepare some small treats for your new neighbours to thank them for their patience during your move. This will help create a positive first impression and build a good relationship with your neighbours.
Building a close relationship with your neighbors can be fulfilling. They are the best people to seek out recommendations on your new neighborhood or to borrow some sugar from when you run out.
Get the family acquainted with the new estate and taking them on a tour around the neighbourhood.
- Final Round Of Cleaning
As soon as you have unpacked everything, give your home a good cleaning for a fresh start.
Too tired out to complete the final cleaning on your own? Consider hiring a cleaning professional to tackle the job.
- Share The Good News
Last but not least, inform your extended families and friends about the change in your residential address so they know where to look for you in the furture.
Thank you for completing our 3-part mini-series – “Your Guide to Moving Houses In Singapore”.
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