New house? These 6 tips will help you with the move

Six golden rules for moving / FOTO FILIPPO BAMBERGHI/Architectural Digest
Six golden rules for moving / FOTO FILIPPO BAMBERGHI/Architectural Digest
28 November 2018, Redaction

Do you know what to keep in mind after choosing a new home? Today, idealista helps you with the process of moving into a new house, which is always an exciting stage, with six simple steps that will help you enjoy the moment instead of getting stressed.

1. Plan your power outlets carefully

Everything in its rightful place / DR/Architectural Digest
Everything in its rightful place / DR/Architectural Digest

Yes, it's very frustrating to have a house full of cables and scattered wires. Think about how you’re going to distribute the main spaces in your home and do it calmly and surely. Remember that you need (several) sockets to charge and plug in your many devices.

2. Find out who has or had the keys to the house

Keep your keys somewhere safe / ZEKE RUELAS/Architectural Digest
Keep your keys somewhere safe / ZEKE RUELAS/Architectural Digest

Never forget who you gave the keys to, from the painter to the cleaning lady. Think carefully about whether you’ve given a copy of the key to the doorman, for example, or to someone from the real estate agency who mediated the transaction. If in doubt about who might have access to the property, have the locks changed.

3. The more the merrier, but well-managed

Be the boss and tell the movers what to do / Architectural Digest
Be the boss and tell the movers what to do / Architectural Digest

Unpacking everything in your new house can be a chaotic process, so take note of this advice: having many hands all working in opposite directions can be a curse rather than a blessing. Take charge and give direct instructions to those helping you in the move, so as not to generate confusion. Arranging all your belongings in an organised way and in labelled boxes, for example, will help later when it comes to moving everything in to the new place.

4. Eyes wide open

Get to know your new neighbourhood / DR/Architectural Digest
Get to know your new neighbourhood / DR/Architectural Digest

When you arrive in your new home and town, keep your eyes peeled. It will be easier for the whole family to adapt to their new life if you know which companies have offices in the area and what shops you have nearby. It just as important to feel good sitting in the café on the corner drinking a coffee as in your new living room. Try to find out where the nearest pharmacy and cashpoint are, as well as the gas stations.

5. Turn your bathroom into a sanctuary

Tips and tricks for peacefully sharing a bathroom / DR/Architectural Digest
Tips and tricks for peacefully sharing a bathroom / DR/Architectural Digest

Do you only have one bathroom at home? Then you only have one solution – demarcate separate areas to avoid miz-ups and disagreements with your partner or other members of the family. Store your personal hygiene products in one place and set apart a space for them in another.

6. Personalise the space

Give your house a personal touch / MONTSE GARRIGA/Architectural Digest
Give your house a personal touch / MONTSE GARRIGA/Architectural Digest

After having done your reconnaissance of the area, it’s time to make the new space your own. You can try to make a difference with a little decorative detail, such as using antique furniture that you discovered in an antiques shop in the local area.

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