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Your Checklist for Moving Into Your New Home

May 24, 2018 9:14 pm Published by Comments Off on Your Checklist for Moving Into Your New Home

When you finally get the keys to one of the new homes in Birmingham AL, all you want to do is get moved in right away. However, before you start unloading boxes, there is a checklist of things you should take care of to ensure a smooth transition.

Set Up Services

You will need electric, gas, water, internet, cable and other services as soon as you move in, so it’s best to schedule these in advance. Once you have your closing date, you can start planning any hook-up visits if necessary or at least make sure everything is switched over in time.

Deep Clean

New home builders often make a serious attempt to present your brand new house in a clean condition, but you may still want or need to go through and do one more quick wipedown before you start moving in to avoid any lingering dust marking furniture or upsetting allergies. Plus, it’s easier and faster without any boxes or furniture in the way.

Test and Set Up Alarms

With a new home, your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are new and have already probably been tested during your final walkthrough. However, if you’re going to add a security system to your home, you probably want to have it installed before moving in, once again to avoid any mess and to make sure you’re secure from day one.

Buy Fire Extinguishers

Every home needs fire extinguishers with the hope that they’ll never need to be used. Purchase at least one for each floor and consider keeping a smaller one in the kitchen. Don’t forget to plan your escape routes.

Learn Key Locations

Some day, you’re probably going to need to know where the breaker, the water shut-off valve, and other important features are. It’s good to go ahead and label your home’s electrical panel so you’re not left randomly flipping switches in an emergency.

Forward and Update Mail

Finally, start forwarding your mail to your new address — this can be set up in advance if you have a move-in date — and start updating your mailing address with banks, magazines, insurance and other important businesses.

Fortunately, when you buy one of the homes in Birmingham AL from Scotch Homes, you already have a 2-10 home warranty to give you assurance as you and your new home settle. Purchasing a new home also means you don’t have to deal with costly and time-consuming renovations. You can move straight into your ideal home knowing it has been built with care by Scotch Homes.

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