Moving into a New House? Here Are the First Steps!


Moving house can be a pretty intense period of your life. Once you’ve packed up your old house and transported it to the new place, that’s when the fun begins. You get to make it your own, setting it up for many happy memories to be made. So, what’s the first thing to do when moving into a new house? You can’t just start from the beginning with no plan. In this post, we’ll tell you a few things that should be at the top of the list when you’ve just got the keys to your new place.


“Well, duh,” you say. The first thing to do when you move into your new place is to unpack your stuff. Though this may seem obvious, you’d be surprised at how many people will do a half-hearted unpack or don’t even unpack for the first few weeks at all. Unpacking your stuff is important to do early on. It establishes in your mind that this is your new home. It allows you to get into the rhythm of things. Don’t leave your stuff in boxes for weeks on end and, if you’re really strapped for time, contact your moving company and get them to help unpack for you.

Set up utilities

If you haven’t done this already, it should be right up there with the first things to do when moving into a new house. Call up your electricity and gas companies and set up a connection to your place. Otherwise, that first shower (which is much required after a long day of moving) will be awfully cold, my friend.

Finishing touches

Now it’s time to make your home your own. Add finishing touches to your place to really make it come to life. Plants are a great option to give your house more pizzazz, and they’re a symbol of great things to come from your new living arrangement. If you’re the type of person who loves their candles, definitely treat yourself to a few new ones.

Meet the neighbours

You can’t move into a new place without meeting your neighbours! First impressions are important, so if you’re planning to stick around for a while, it’s good to introduce yourself. This could be the beginning of a 10-year, 20-year or lifelong friendship!

Once you’ve completed all of these things, then it’s time to continue kicking goals just as you would’ve been doing in your last place. If you follow these steps, you’ll feel super at ease in your new place. But before we get to that point, you’ll need a top-quality moving company, like The Moving Company. They can move you wherever you’re going: near or far, big town or small town. For a specialist moving service at a competitive rate, get in touch with the team at The Moving Company – one of New Zealand’s finest movers.

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