What to Do Before Moving into a New House

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Moving into a new house is exciting! But it’s also a lot of work. You’ll have to go through the process of inspecting your new home, negotiating a move-in date first, and then setting up utility providers. There are lots more things to do before moving day arrives, so make sure you have all of your bases covered before moving day arrives!

Inspect your new home.

  • Inspect the roof, foundation, and plumbing You can hire a professional like this  building inspections in Bracken Ridge
  • Make sure the home is in good condition.
  • Make sure the home is safe to live in and will not be a financial burden on you or your family. If there are repairs that need to be made before you can move into your new house, get estimates from contractors and make arrangements for them to be completed before you move into the house so that you don’t have any surprises when it comes time for them to occur down the road (and so that they don’t occur while moving day is happening).
  • A clean home doesn’t have to cost a fortune; just take some time beforehand to clean up as much as possible: remove boxes from closets and rooms; organize kitchen cabinets; wash all dishes, pots/pans/utensils; sweep/vacuum floors

Negotiate a move-in date first.

  • Negotiate a move-in date first.
  • It’s important to know when you’re moving into your new home before making any other plans and arrangements because this will prevent any confusion or miscommunication.
  • You can also negotiate a move-out date if you need to. This would allow you to pay rent for the period of your first lease (or sublease), but after that period ends, it could free up some space in your new home while giving you more time before finding another place to live and moving again.

Change your address.

Did you know that the IRS considers your new address to be your new home when you move in? That means any tax returns you file from now on will be sent to that address. If you want to update where those official documents are being sent, there’s no time like the present:

  • Go to https://www.irs.gov/uac/address-changes-after-you-move
  • Select “I need a change of address”
  • Enter your Social Security Number (SSN) and date of birth
  • Enter your prior and current addresses

Research utility providers.

Next, check with your utility providers to see where they service your new home. This is especially important if you’re moving from one area with a specific provider to another area with a different provider. Utility companies often offer special deals and discounts for new customers. They might even be willing to match rates or offer incentives if you’re switching over from another company. So, if you have time before moving day, contact them and ask about any special offers that could save you money on your next bill.

Budget for moving costs.

When you’re planning a move, it’s important to budget for all the costs that go into it. These include:

  • Moving costs (you can get a moving quote from the movers)
  • Packing supplies (you can also get a packing quote from the moving company or online)
  • Transportation costs (this can be done through an online shipping calculator)

Prepare the packing.

  • Clean out your old home. This can be a tedious process, but it’s one of the most important steps to make sure that you have everything packed up and ready to go when you’re ready to move.
  • Pack up your stuff. Once you’re done cleaning, start packing up all the things in your house that need to be moved into boxes or bags. Make sure that each box has been labeled with its contents so when it’s time for them to be unloaded at their new home, it’ll be easy for movers and family members alike to understand what’s inside!
  • Be prepared with enough boxes. You can find in moving house packing materials When packing up items in a new home, countless things can go wrong if you don’t have enough supplies on hand such as markers for labeling boxes or packing tape if something breaks during transport–so make sure before starting any large-scale projects like this one!

Make sure utilities are set up.

Before signing a lease or closing on a new home, you’ll want to make sure the utilities are set up and running. You don’t want to move into your new pad only to find out that your internet is down or there’s no gas in the house. It’s easy enough to contact your utility companies before moving in and make sure everything is ready for you. Plus, if there are any issues or problems with getting connected right away, it’s better to figure these things out before moving day instead of after!

  • If you’re going through a real estate agent like me, I’d be happy to help with this process (and even negotiate for them). But if you’re doing it on your own, here are some tips:
  • Make sure all of the connections are complete before moving in—this includes electricity (including gas), water service from the city/county/municipality, and sewer service from whatever agency handles wastewater removal for your area (city sewer department). If not completed yet by then but still needed later on during construction activities such as plumbing work inside walls etc., especially when performing work outside during hot summer months where extra precautions must be taken against fire hazards when working near flammable materials such as wood trim around doors etc. Also, check whether any additional permits may be required before starting any work within

Take some measurements.

  • Your home will likely be a bit different than the house you were living in before, so it’s important to understand how much space you have available. Measure the size of the rooms, doorways, windows, and cabinets. This will help you know where to put furniture and other items in your new space so that they don’t overwhelm or overcrowd it.

Get organized before you move in.

Before you move into your new house, there are several things to consider. Moving is stressful, but if you plan and get organized, it can be less overwhelming.

  • Make a list of all the things that need to be done before moving in. This includes having your utilities set up, getting your furniture and other belongings into the house, cleaning the place up so it’s ready for living in…and much more!
  • Have a plan for unpacking when you arrive at your new home. This will help keep things organized and prevent chaos from happening during the first few days on-site as well as long-term care maintaining an efficient flow of traffic throughout various rooms throughout each day until everything has been unpacked completely (which may take weeks).

There are lots of things to do when moving into a new home, so make sure you have all of your bases covered before moving day arrives!

Moving into a new house is exciting, but it can also be overwhelming. There are lots of things to do and not enough time to do them all! The good news is that you can prepare for moving day with plenty of time to spare by following these tips:

  • Plan ahead. Start planning your move at least two weeks in advance so you have time to make arrangements with movers, utility companies, etc.
  • Create a checklist. Write down everything you need before moving day comes so nothing gets overlooked (see list below). Having this list handy will keep your head clear and make sure nothing slips through the cracks!
  • Stay organized. Keep track of important documents such as passports or birth certificates by scanning them into an electronic file on your computer or tablet—this way they’ll always be accessible when needed!


Moving into a new house is an exciting time, but it can also be a little overwhelming. With so much to do and so many people involved, it can be easy to miss something important or forget an important step along the way. Use our checklist as your guide through this process so that nothing gets overlooked while you make this big transition!