Ah that feeling of “owning” your home. No more rent, no more landlord complaints and no more adjustments, no more putting off big purchases for “when I have a place of my own”. You can’t stop but imagine growing old with your spouse and your kids having endless memories of their childhood in your home. But before you get there, you need to do one last thing, move one last time and set up a home one last time! Such an exciting thing, right?
Moving is never easy, no matter how many times you have moved places. The best way to do this is to plan it well in advance and not leave things for the last minute. Planning can get a bit overwhelming, so here’s a quick checklist for everything you need to know about moving into your new home.
In this blog, we’re making it easier for you to organise your moving in task list starting at 3 months and then all the way to the last day!
3 MONTHS PRIOR
Inform. Inform. Inform: If you are renting a home, it is always best to inform your landlord at least 3 months in advance. Whether you have a good landlord or one that’s going to be difficult to speak to, it is always good to inform them about the move. It gives them ample time to find a new tenant and no reason that they can hold it against you. This also gives them ample time to figure out what you could potentially owe them in terms of painting/maintenance etc.
Gather Important Documents: When you are moving, things can magically disappear. Something that was on your work desk a day before will be impossible to find. So take your documents seriously. Gather all your documents such as your medical records, passports and insurance policies, to name a few. Check which ones are crucial and which ones are unnecessary and get rid of them. When you are moving into your new home, it is the best time to conduct this activity. Put the documents in folders and label them. This way, you know where to find a document when you need it.
Get Rid of Things that Don’t Spark Joy: Most of the time people buy things that they don’t use more than once or just grow out of it. Now you don’t want to carry these things with you to your new home. Do you? So here’s what you should do. Bring all your things together and decide whether you want to keep it or not the Marie Kondo way. Hold each object in your hand and ask yourself if it sparks joy in your heart. If it doesn’t it is time to part with it.
Visualise Your Life in Your New Home: Now that you have got rid of things you won’t be needing anymore, you can strike that off your checklist. It is time to move on to the next step, which is to picture your life in your home. Look at photos of different rooms, create mood boards and decide where each piece of furniture will go. Visualize your new place with everything in place, and it will create a connection before you even move in. By doing this, you know exactly how you want things in your home, and you don’t waste time moving in a day. This is the time you can get rid of old timey décor and shop for new pieces. Even furniture for that matter.
1 MONTH PRIOR
Deep Clean: Of course you’re going to a new home so you may not see the value in deep cleaning the home you live in now. But, trust us. Always a good idea to get professional help to get your house deep cleaned. You could potentially find stuff that’s been stashed away in high reaching shelves. Perhaps suitcases that were stowed away but have gathered massive amounts of dust. There are many deep cleaning services available today. You can search for the best and get a deep cleaning service before you move in. Get your carpets, sofas cleaned. Get your blankets washed, your electronics cleaned so that you have sparkly new stuff that’s perfect for your new home.
Transfer Utilities: 1 month before moving in is a good time to start transferring your utilities because you don’t want to stress about things on the day of moving. Whether it is your wi-fi or gas connection, these things take time. So contact your service providers and initiate the transfer.
Pack by Room: You have only a month left, so you better start packing. This process can be a bit stressful, so the best way to do it is to pack the things in one room at a time. This way, you have everything that belongs to that room in one place. It makes the unpacking process easier as well. Remember to label each box, though. You don’t want to rip open each box to look for items for a particular room. Of course, moving companies do a great job, but a painting that you made or a delicate gift that needs to be packed properly isn’t worth the risk. Pack the delicate and expensive items like paintings, jewellery, Chinaware and clothing yourself!
DAY OF MOVING IN
Unpack: The day is finally here! You moved into your home. You can take a minute and soak in everything before you start unpacking your things. Again, unpack by room. You can first unpack the big pieces of furniture that need to go into a room and then open up the boxes.
Set-Up and Décor: You can’t set up your home in a day; it will take time. Slowly and steadily start putting things together. Remember to prioritise and begin with the extremely essential room. For instance, set up your kitchen first because you and your family need to have your meals. Then aim for setting up the home office and the bedrooms.
Mandatory Grocery Trip: Setting up your home is a long and ongoing process. Once you have set up the kitchen, it is a good time to step out and get your groceries. You can buy just the essential items that will last for a week maybe. So throughout the week, you have things and can continue the set-up process peacefully.
Moving can be a bit overwhelming, but this checklist is sure to make it easier for you. While we are on the subject, Advaitha Aksha is ready to move to luxury flats in Koramangala. If you are looking for premium flats in Koramangala and don’t want to wait before you move in, Advaitha Aksha is for you. This project has the best smart home features, world-class amenities and excellent infrastructure. We have the last few spacious 4 BHK luxury flats in Koramangala left. If you want to move in immediately, then schedule a site visit and book a 4 BHK flat today!