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
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
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
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
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
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
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.