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Settling into Your New Home: Post-Move Checklist by The Liberty Group

Settling into Your New Home: Post-Move Checklist by The Liberty Group

Congratulations on your new home! The boxes are in, the movers from The Liberty Group have waved goodbye, and now it’s time for you to create your perfect living space. But where do you begin? This post-move checklist ensures that you don’t miss a beat as you settle into your new home.

Inspect Delivered Boxes and Furniture

Confirm All Items Have Arrived: Check off every item from your moving inventory list as boxes and furniture come into your new home.

Assess for Damage: If anything is damaged, contact The Liberty Group immediately to report the issue and discuss insurance coverage options.

Deep Clean Before Unpacking

Deep Clean Everything: Even if the house looks clean, giving it another scrub can make your new place feel more like your own.

Focus on High-Traffic Areas: Pay special attention to the kitchen and bathrooms, as you’ll want to ensure these spaces are hygienic before you start using them.

Set Up Essential Services

Utilities: Ensure that your electricity, water, gas, internet, and phone services are all set up and working correctly.

Postal Services: Update your address with the postal service and set up a mail forwarding service if necessary.

Ensure Safety and Security

Change Locks: For security purposes, it’s wise to change the locks on your new home. You never know who might have a key.

Install a Security System: If your home doesn’t already have one, installing a security system can provide peace of mind.

Unpack Systematically

Start with Necessities: Begin with the essentials like bedding, toiletries, and kitchen items so you can sleep, shower, and eat comfortably.

Room by Room: Tackle one room at a time, starting with the most frequently used spaces.

Familiarize Yourself with the House

Circuit Breaker and Main Water Valve: Locate these important features and make sure you know how to turn them off in case of an emergency.

Maintenance Check: Test smoke detectors, check filters, and consider scheduling a service for your HVAC system to ensure everything is functioning properly.

Make it Feel Like Home

Hang Curtains and Art: Personal touches like hanging curtains and art can make a new place feel familiar.

Meet the Neighbors: Introduce yourself to your neighbors. Not only is it friendly, but it can also be the start of a supportive community for you and your family.

Update Your Address

Update Legal Documents: Update your address on your driver’s license, voter registration, and other important legal documents.

Inform Important Parties: Notify your bank, employer, and other important institutions of your new address.

Take Time to Relax and Explore

Relax: Moving is hard work. Once the essentials are unpacked, take a moment to relax and enjoy your new space.

Explore Your New Area: Get to know your neighborhood. Discover local shops, parks, and restaurants that will become part of your new routine.

Contact The Liberty Group for Any Additional Needs

Remember, settling in is a process, and it’s okay to take it one step at a time. If you need additional services or support, The Liberty Group is here to help. Whether it’s moving additional items, storage solutions, or just some friendly advice, we’re only a call away.


Moving into a new home is an exciting chapter in life. With this post-move checklist by The Liberty Group, you can navigate the transition with ease and peace of mind. By following these steps, you’ll not only protect your belongings but also create a comfortable and safe environment for you and your loved ones.

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