Tips To Get Settled In A New Home

    Moving is rarely fun, but with these handy tips, KNE Realty 360 can help reduce the stress so you can relax in your new home!

    Moving into a new home? We know how exciting it can be! We’ve compiled a list of a few things you can do after your move to make sure your experience is comfortable. The hardest part of a move is getting settled in, after that, let’s handle a few loose ends that sometimes get forgotten about till the last minute.

    CHECK MAJOR APPLIANCES
    Be sure to check all the appliances to ensure everything is still in working order after the move. You want to make sure nothing was broken in the move or stopped working suddenly. Look at things such as your stove, dishwasher, washer and dryer, refrigerator, and microwave. If you brought any appliances yourself and you used movers, you’ll want to make sure everything still works with them, since mover’s insurance companies give a limited timeframe for when you can make a claim.

    CHECK ALL OF YOUR BOXES & FURNITURE
    Be sure to go over all your boxes and furniture to make sure nothing got damaged during the move. Be sure that everyone has arrived and didn’t get lost in the process. If you notice something is missing a month later, it may be too late to file a claim with the moving company. Even if you don’t plan on unpacking everything as soon as you move in, just do a quick review and inventory everything you brought to protect yourself and your belongings.

    SET UP UTILITIES
    Did you remember to set up your utilities before moving in? There’s nothing more frustrating than moving into your home to realize the lights don’t work. Make sure you’ve gotten with all of the necessary utility companies to have everything turned on in time for your move.

    REGISTER INTO A GOOD SCHOOL
    You may have already known to look for a school for your kids prior to your move, but if you haven’t yet found one, be sure to research all the schools local to you to find the right fit for your family. The sooner you can find the right school and register, the easier and less stressful it will be to get them in and settle.

    REGISTER YOUR CAR
    If you’ve moved to a new state or country, you’ll want to make sure to register your car in your new hometown and update your driver’s license, tags, and plates.

    CONNECT TO YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
    Join sites like Nextdoor.com or get a subscription to your local magazine/newspaper to stay in touch with what’s going on in your neighborhood. Be sure to also join local community Facebook groups. You can find out about events or concerns relating to your community.

    GETTING YOUR MAIL
    Have you updated your address from all the people you’ll be expecting to get mail from? Like your bank, friends, family, and services you still pay for after your move. Check with the post office to have things redirected to your new address while you work to update your info with everyone else.

    FIND THE RIGHT PROFESSIONALS
    If you’re moving far from your last home, you’ll want to have the right connections. Find a new doctor, dentist, vet, handyman, plumber, etc. Add them into a contact book that’s easily accessible.

    EMERGENCY CONTACT LIST
    If you’re moving to a new country, 911 won’t be the local emergency number. Make sure you have all the correct numbers in the case of an emergency. This can also include doctors, the local police station, a vet, etc.

    INSURANCE COMPANIES
    More than likely, you handled home insurance and home warranty during the purchasing process. If you haven’t, be sure to get those taken care of right away. You’ll also want to get your auto, health, and any other necessary household insurances sorted for your move.

    Need additional moving tips? Give us a call, we can help connect you with local handyman services, local businesses, school resources and much, much more!

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    Kristi Roberts

    Kristi Roberts is the mainspring behind KNE Realty 360. As the managing broker, Kristi’s dedication to education, growth and client satisfaction is evident by the professionalism she exemplifies in every real estate transaction. This proficiency has allowed her to be ranked among the Top 5% of REALTORS® nationwide in real estate sales and as an Hours Media Detroit Real Estate All-star. Additionally, Kristi holds certifications as a Real Estate Negations Expert (RENE), Military Relocation Expert (MRP) and is known throughout Michigan for her advocacy and assistance she provides to our active and military veterans. An entrepreneur by nature, Kristi has been a business owner and real estate investor for almost twenty years. Her knack for finding a good deal and ability to recognize shifts in economics allows her to structure her business to flow and prosper thru various economic trials. This natural talent is essential in real estate and she is readily available to share her knowledge with her clientele. In addition to relying on her inner intuition, Kristi also understands the need for business development and growth which she nurtures thru professional coaching and attending mastermind sessions with likeminded business owners nationwide. To keep life interesting and to keep her on her toes, Kristi is an avid hockey mom and enjoys adventure filled days exploring Michigan’s beaches with her husband and 5 kids.

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