Are you moving into a new house? After you’ve browsed homes for sale in Lancaster County, PA, and chosen the perfect new place, what should your first steps be to make it feel like home? Here are a few tips to make your move as easy as possible:
The Bare Necessities
Before you unpack a single piece of furniture, you will want to have items on hand to make unpacking a comfortable experience. Some of these include:
- Flashlight, if you have an attic or basement
- Paper products
- Trash bags
You should also ensure that you have any necessary safety items on hand to prevent small injuries from becoming a more serious problem.
Seating and Bedding
This is the first thing that should be unpacked and set up. You may not need to watch television or use your computer the first day in your new home, but you will need somewhere to sit and somewhere to sleep.
Be ready for both by making sure that at least a few pieces of seating – and your bed and accessories – are easily accessible on your moving truck. Also ask your movers or your friends who are helping you unpack to set those items up first, so everyone has somewhere to sit while you make your house a home.
Unpacking and settling in can be hungry, thirsty work! Keep yourself hydrated and fed by checking these items off your list:
- Unperishable snacks
- Bottled water
- Utensils and plates
- Napkins or paper towels
Order in from a local pizza or other takeout restaurants after you find your home from your prospective list of houses for sale in Lancaster, PA for a quick and easy first meal in your new home. Prefer to cook at home right away? Plan your meal in advance and ensure that you have the cookware and groceries to make it happen.