LJ HOOKER EBOOKS Your Complete Moving Guide - Page 26

Your Complete Moving Guide Settling Into Your New Home Chapter 11 Settling Into Your New Home Congratulations! The hard part is over, and now you can enjoy settling into your new home. This is the time to unpack your furniture, customise your home as you see fit and get on with starting your new life. Settling In Before the movers leave your new home, make sure all the furniture is set where you’d like it to be. It can be hard shifting heavy furniture yourself, so it’s best to rearrange while you have the help. Check that all of your utilities such as gas, electricity, water and Internet have been organised and connected. Some connections can take a couple of weeks to be fully hooked up to your home, but you can check the status with your providers. If your home is missing council- provided rubbish or recycling bins, then simply get in touch with your local city council to have these delivered to your property. 26 Brought to you by ljhooker.co.nz Renting Checklist If you have just moved into a rental property, take the time to conduct your own initial inspection. Take note of the condition of the property and photograph any damages, marks, spots, rips or wear and tear that is present when you moved in. Ensure the pictures are dated and kept in a safe place and send them to your landlord or property manager for their own records. This will help you when you move out of the property, as you’ll have evidence of the condition when you took possession of the rental.