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What To Check When You Move Into Your New Home

Moving day is always a busy and somewhat stressful day, but don’t forget to thoroughly inspect your new home before you unpack all your worldly possessions.

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7 Things You Should Check Once You Reach Your New Home.

When you move into your new house, you are likely to want to start unpacking and get settled in as soon as you can. But before that, you need to know that the house you’ve moved into is in the condition you need it to be in.

Below are some of the things you should check before you start unpacking everything.

#1 Boxes & Up-Packing

#2 Cleanliness

#3 Power Sockets and Switches

#4 Fuses & Fuse Box

#5 Utillities & Suppliers

#6 Locks & Security

#7 Childproofing (If applicable)

Also remember, we offer Insurance cover, which can be useful if any of your items do get lost or broken. This additional cover can be purchased at the time of organising your move through C2C Movers. So, feel free to ask our surveyor when we quote the move for you

#1 Boxes & Up-Packing

Before you start checking anything in the house, its essential that you check the things you brought with you. Sadly, when moving house, things can end up getting damaged or broken and even go missing in transit.

So, as you’re bringing in all your boxes and furniture make sure you are checking that everything survived the trip. This means if anything important needs replacing you can be prepared to go and get it as soon as possible.

This point is especially important if you have used a removals firm. If you think they are responsible for your items being damaged for whatever reason, it may be incredibly helpful to notice while they are still around helping you unload if you need to make a claim for replacement, repair or financial compensation.

#2 Cleanliness

Before leaving the house, the previous owners should have made sure it was clean and presentable for its new owners. Unfortunately, you can’t always be sure that that will have happened.

Also, if there was a long gap between them leaving and you arriving, dust and dirt may have naturally built up before your move in day.

Before you unpack, do a sweep of the property just to make sure it’s clean enough for you before you start hiding those nooks and crannies behind your furniture. You should particularly focus on checking for mould and mildew in bathrooms and kitchens where water may have been sitting.

Make sure cleaning supplies are one of the last things you pack, so that when you arrive you can unpack them first and spruce up your new house.

You should keep an eye out for any signs that bugs or even rodents have gotten into the property and caused an infestation while it sat empty. The sooner you know there is a pest problem the sooner you can get someone to come and deal with it.

#3 Power Sockets and Switches

Every home is going to have plenty of plug sockets and electrical outlets for the various appliances and needs of modern life. A broken outlet can not only be annoying, but could also be quite dangerous.

When you enter your new home, it's worth locating all the electrical outlets in the property, so you know where they are but also to inspect them. Make sure none of them are broken. Also, we reccommend having something to hand (That you know is in full working order) you can plug in to test that they are all working.

#4 Fuses & Fuse Box

Knowing where your fuse box is will be useful going forward, so you can turn off the electricity if you notice any issues with it.

Once you’ve located the fuse box, take some time to work out which fuse connects to which area of the house. Hopefully these will already be labelled, making it somewhat easier to understand which switch does what.

If they are not already labelled its worth labelling them or creating a diagram for yourself.

This is also the ideal moment to check all the fuse switches are working correctly, so plug in that handy tool you used earlier and test each switch can effectively cut the power if you need it to.

#5 Utillities & Suppliers