Things You’ll Need When Moving Into a New House

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There’s truly no better feeling than being handed the keys to your new home. For most people, any anticipation that may have been felt in the lead up to this moment is suddenly replaced with feelings of joy and pride. Purchasing a property is a huge accomplishment and it’s important to take the time to celebrate the fact that you’ve landed your dream property! Upon completion, make sure you take a moment to breathe a deep sigh of relief and look back at what you’ve achieved.

With all the excitement and chaos that often comes with moving home, it can be easy to overlook some of the most important things that you may need. Here at Oakheart Property, we’re passionate about ensuring that your home buying journey goes as smoothly as possible. We’re proud to have helped countless homeowners in Colchester and across Essex and Suffolk settle into their new properties and have learnt a great deal about how to prepare for moving into a new home. 

If you’re currently preparing for a big move but feeling a little worried about forgetting something important, then you're in the right place! Check out our list of some of the items you’ll more than likely need when moving home… 

Think Practically 

It’s important to think about the practical things you might need for your first couple of days at your new home. If you’re not moving straight into the property, then it’s arguably not as important to ensure that you’ve covered all bases. 

If you will be moving straight in, then you’ll find that there’s a huge amount to consider. Even something as simple as having somewhere to sleep can often be overlooked. If you already have furniture, then this is unlikely to be an issue. However, if you’re a first-time buyer with hardly any furniture or you’ve decided to purchase all new items, it can sometimes be a little tricky to make sure that the timings align. So, it’s important to be prepared and think about alternative options if you know that your new furniture might not arrive in time for moving day. 

Here are some practical items to add to your list:

Bin & bin bags 
Toilet roll
Food (or at least the number of a decent local takeaway!)
Plates & cutlery
Cleaning products 
Tools (ideal for all those flatpacks you’re going to put together)
Tape measure 

Get Decorating

The beauty of owning your own home is that you can decorate freely and really make the property your own. Already chosen your colour scheme and raring to go with a paintbrush in hand?

Make sure that you’re prepared with the following items… 

Wall filler 
Paint brushes / roller 
Dust Sheets 
Soft furnishings 

Safety First

Safety comes first and it’s important to ensure that your new home is fully protected. It’s also crucial to make sure that you’re safe too! Accidents can easily occur when diving into a spot of DIY, so make sure you have a full first aid kit on hand.

Keep safe with the following items… 

Smoke detector 
Carbon monoxide detector 
Security lights and alarms
First aid kit 
Check window and door locks 

Things to Remember 

When moving into a new home, it’s important to take meter readings on the day you arrive to prevent you from being incorrectly charged. It’s also a good idea to take note of the utility companies that the seller was with and ensure that any accounts are closed.

Here are some extra things to remember … 

Take meter readings 
Ensure existing accounts with utility companies are closed
Register with utility companies
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Need a little guidance on how to prepare before the big move? Check out our checklist of things that you should think about before moving house

Oakheart Property are experts in helping individuals, couples and families across Essex and Suffolk with all their property needs. Our experienced team of sales and letting agents make it our aim to ensure your home buying and selling journey is a great one.

So, if you’re planning on putting your property on the market or you’re searching for a new home in Colchester,
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