Essential tips for moving into your newly built home

Moving into a newly built home is an exciting milestone and marks the end of many months of planning, design, and construction.

As you prepare to embark on this new chapter, there are several important factors to consider to ensure a smooth and stress-free transition. In this blog, we discuss our top tips for making the move into your new home as seamless as possible. 

Schedule a walk-through 

Before moving into your new home, schedule a walkthrough with your builder, project manager, or architectural designer to inspect the property and address any outstanding issues or concerns. This is your opportunity to identify any defects or deficiencies that need to be resolved before you move in, such as paint touch-ups, missing fixtures, or broken appliances. Take thorough notes and communicate any necessary repairs or adjustments to your builder as soon as possible. 

Plan your move in advance 

Moving can be a hectic and stressful process, so it's important to plan ahead to ensure everything goes smoothly on your moving day. Create a detailed moving checklist outlining tasks such as packing, hiring movers, transferring utilities, and updating your address with relevant parties. Start packing well in advance of your move date, labeling boxes clearly, and organising them by room to streamline the unpacking process. Don't forget to pack a box that is easy to access, containing some crockery, cutlery, kettle, towel, soap, tea, coffee and milk. Put this in your car so that you don't have to rummage around in the big boxes when you need a cuppa!

Set up essential services 

Before moving into your new home, make sure to set up essential services such as electricity, water, gas, and internet. Contact utility providers in advance to schedule service activation and ensure a seamless transition. It's also a good idea to familiarise yourself with the location of utility shut-off valves and circuit breaker panels in case of emergencies.

Deep clean before unpacking 

While your new home may look pristine upon move-in, it's still a good idea to give it a thorough cleaning before unpacking your belongings. Dust, debris, and construction residue can accumulate during the building process, so take the time to clean surfaces, floors, and fixtures to ensure a fresh and hygienic new home. 

Take time to enjoy your new home

Arguably the most important tip is to not forget to take time to savour the moment and celebrate this exciting milestone in your life. Host a housewarming party to share your new space with friends and family, or simply take a moment to relax and unwind in your beautiful new home.

At Arc Design Services, we specialise in architectural design, dedicated to offering a fresh and exciting approach to every project. With this in mind, Arc Design Services has everything you need to make your new-build a home. Contact our experts today at Arc Design Services at or 0161 928 4433.

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Altrincham, Cheshire, WA15 9AD
United Kingdom