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New homeowner tips to help make for a smooth transition


How can you take the stress out of moving house? Unfortunately, that may be mission impossible! Whilst we can’t wave a magic wand and make everything plain sailing, we can certainly help make it less chaotic, at least once you’ve got the keys to your new home. So settle in and take note with these new homeowner tips to help make for a smoother transition.

1. Get your home security in order

Make sure all the windows are in good condition and are able to be fully closed and locked properly. You may have missed things on previous visits, so check entryways for any signs of damage, wear and tear, and faults. If there are any, fixing these should take priority. And before you get carried away with redecorating and kitting out your new home with the latest technology and brand-spanking-new appliances, consider a high-quality security system first. With smart security systems out there, you can order one and set it up in no time with no need for wires – jst a Wi-Fi connection is all you need.

2. Know your neighbours

You probably already know a little about your neighbourhood because that’s one of the factors you should consider when buying a new home. But at the moment you’ll only have the estate agent’s word, or maybe you did some research. Now that you’ve bagged the house though, it’s time to really get to know your neighbours. They could help with your transition or give you valuable tips and insight about the property or area. It does no harm in trying to make friends with neighbours so you can all share important information, especially when it comes to neighbourhood watch schemes. 

3. Reduce, reuse, recycle

We’ve all heard of this mantra, and it’s especially useful when transitioning to a new home. All those boxes and any packaging can come in handy or be recycled. Upcycling also comes into this, especially if you have a family. Kids love being creative, so get them involved in transforming any old items or boxes into new toys, ornaments or storage units, using natural ropes or twines etc. Make sure you know about your local waste management too, and have the calendar sorted, knowing which days your bins will be emptied so you’re on top of your waste from the get-go. 

4. Notify relevant organisations of change of address

Don’t forget the big task of informing the relevant organisations of your move. In fact, not just organisations, but acquaintances and extended family members you may have forgotten about too. Make a list and check it off. Inform all the utility companies as well as the electoral register, DVLA, and your bank. Don’t forget about any pension or finance accounts. Then work your way through all your shop accounts, updating the billing and delivery address. Once you’ve ticked them all off, you can breathe a sigh of relief.

5. Make a house a home

Then there’s the final exciting part of making the house your own. This can seem daunting at first, but as long as you have a thorough plan to follow, things can go more smoothly. Work from room to room, and start with Pinterest to gather inspiration and ideas. For instance, there are fantastic rope decor ideas to renovate any home out there for you to discover. You may even pick up themes to work into your renovation and decor, like nautical which works brilliantly for bathrooms or gardens. With some decking ropes, a patio, lights, and outdoor furniture, you can create a calm, quirky outdoor area – check out these decking for your garden ideas. Or you may like rustic design ideas for your home – there’s lots of inspiration out there whatever your style! 

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