Are you about to move out of your house, and probably have everything ready? Read this to the
Often, you get to your new apartment before realizing that you are missing very basic but
essential things— you’re then stuck, especially if it’s a new neighborhood. New environment,
new neighbors, and no friends yet— no one to call and ask for such basic things; probably no
one to ask as well.
Before you make a few friends who can show you around or before you discover the local store,
there are a couple of things you should have and put in place to make your first few days
pleasant, as well as safe.
To avoid that, we have compiled a list of 10 things to do or take with you before moving into a
Things to Do Before Moving Into a New Apartment
1. Clean the toilet well
Take some time out to clean the toilets properly before you move in. This makes it hygienic
enough for you. Since you don’t know the previous occupants, doing this is your best option for
staying healthy— and preventing toilet infections. You may change the toilet seat if you’re too
apprehensive about it. A good cleaning of the toilet guarantees you to be calmer in a house
where everything around still feels a little strange.
2. Change the locks
It’s highly recommended to change the locks of every new apartment you move into. This gives
you a sense of security and protection in your new home as you won’t have to worry about
someone else having access to it using a spare key. With the locks changed, you will feel a lot
3. Clean the entire house before moving in
Sure enough, the previous owner of the house or the former tenant must have cleaned it. But it’ll seem cleaner and feel more comfortable when you use the cleaning products you’re accustomed with. Giving your new home your cleaning touch allows you to settle in quickly and easily.
4. Paint the house before carrying the furniture
Painting your house to your taste and liking is also a recommended thing to do before moving to your
new apartment. This adds to giving it that homely feeling you desire. Painting before carrying in
all of your stuff makes the painting task much easier. And you won’t have to worry about getting
your furniture stained or moving them about the house to reach hard-to-reach areas.
5. Bring rolls of toilet paper
This may seem silly but it’s very reasonable. You may have the urge to visit the toilet or need to
wipe off little streaks of oil or something else. You don’t want to go running about banging at
your new neighbors’ homes. Having all your supplies readily available saves you some
6. Take photos of the damage
Taking photos of possible damages will help you to avoid problems in the future. How? It’s
about keeping records. When you take pictures of damaged areas, you will know precisely
where to fix so that you don’t leave out any areas that can be harmful to you or your family at a
later time. It is also nice to review your progres— you know, having a before and after picture
of your home brings a sense of satisfaction.
7. Your box of personal accessories
Moving may take a couple of days. And if you stay over in the new house, you would need some
hand towels, toothbrushes, gel, shampoo and generally, personal accessories. This is why it is
recommended to make the box of your accessories one of the first boxes to take to your new
8. Bring some fast food
Since you likely have nothing in the kitchen yet, pizza or some fast food will do you great good.
Even if, perhaps, you do have some raw food around, you may be too exhausted to whip up
something in your kitchen or may not have the time at the exact moment.
9. Install a shower curtain
Imagine needing to take a shower and freshen up after an exhaustive day of moving, cleaning,
and sweating but you have no shower curtain. Think of how flooded the entire bathroom will
be. Plus, you won’t have any privacy in the shower without a curtain.
10. Bring clean sheets
Having your bed sheets readily available is important when moving to a new apartment. Pack a
bunch of clean sheets and beddings and stock them in an easily accessible box. This guarantees
that you can sleep on your clean sheets even if things don’t go as planned.
These are just 10 things to do or bring along when moving into your new home. They are basic
things that are very useful.
You may sometimes forget to do or bring these necessary items with you due to anxiety,
excitement, or stress. Having or not having them determines how comfortable and happy you
will be within your first few days of moving in.
With this list, you are set to have an easier and more enjoyable moving process. You’d be
surprised as to how the absence of some of these ‘little’ things can wreck your mood or even
make you loathe some things about your new home. What other helpful tips do you think
should be added to the checklist before moving into your new home? Feel free to share them in
the comment box.