When you’re ready to move into a new home, chances are you have a lot to think about. Whether it’s hiring movers or making sure your new home is fully-furnished and functional, there’s plenty of planning ahead and staying focused will make for a much easier and smoother process from start to finish. And that’s where Globelink Home Security Systems and Alarm Monitoring can help.
Get organized early
You’ve picked out your perfect new home and signed the paperwork, now it’s time to move! If you have kids moving with you—we recommend not starting the move until they’re back from school. There are so many things that need to be done before you can move in, like setting up utilities and getting a moving company scheduled, but don’t forget about making sure everything is safe for your family.
Making a floor plan before you move can help you get settled in your new home more quickly. Map out where you’ll want to put furniture, how you’d like to arrange your belongings and where safety comes first!
Choose the right movers for you
Hiring movers to get your belongings safely and efficiently into your new home is a great way to start your new life as a homeowner. But before you head out on the hunt, there are some things you need to keep in mind. If you haven’t already found your ideal move company and are looking for suggestions, try asking friends and family for recommendations. You could also search online for previous customer experiences or testimonials; lots of companies provide helpful information about their services on their website. Once you’ve narrowed down your choices, get at least three moving quotes from each company so that you can compare prices, services and level of customer satisfaction.
Make sure you take all the things you no longer need and box them up. Leave it all in your garage to deal with later, but keep a list of what you have so you can find it later. And remember that when your stuff is ready for donation, most charities will give you a receipt for tax purposes.
When you move into a new home, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with all the chores. But by taking a few extra steps and planning ahead, you can make the transition much easier on yourself. Here are some tips for getting organized when you first move in.
Do a walk-through
If available, take the opportunity to walk through your new home while it’s empty to familiarize yourself with the features of the house. Get an idea of where you want to put your furniture before the team of movers is waiting behind you to bring it into the house.
Also, are all the utilities up to date and working well? Plan upgrades if you need to. Connected fire and smoke alarms will alert you in the event of a fire, and a connected alarm system will shut down the water main if a leak is detected. If your new home was previously wired for a security system, get a better understanding of the state of the equipment and set-up. It’s a lot easier to upgrade than to start from scratch. Take a picture of the alarm & security keypad and text/email to our sales team at Globelink Security & Alarm Monitoring.
Think about security
Start thinking about safety & security before you set up your new home. Changing the locks is smart, but imagine how much more peace of mind you’ll have if you can see who’s coming and going even if you’re not home. Smart Locks are a great way to stay in control. Immediately give access to guests or workers from your smartphone or with specific user codes. Plus, you can get notified whenever someone leaves or enters your home.
Don’t forget that your backyard is part of your new home, and protecting it is just as important. Think about installing motion-sensor outdoor lights for backyard security and safety. Keep a better eye on your property with a connected with out free home video cameras that lets you see exactly who’s roaming around in the dark—whether it’s a critter welcoming you to the neighborhood or something more serious.
Stay connected with smart technology
As you’re planning your move, protecting your new investment should be top of mind. Installing a connected smart home security system will keep your new home safe and allow you to easily manage all its functions—from automating light schedules and controlling your smart thermostat, to alerting authorities in an emergency situation. Customize alerts so you’ll be notified of any unexpected activities as you’re settling in; then control it all from one intuitive app.
Adjust to the new norm
When you first move into a new home, it can take time to get used to the temperature differences between rooms. Smart thermostats with remote sensors help save on energy by learning your preferences and adjusting automatically as needed.
Explore the neighborhood
Get familiar with the community before you move in, including local services. Check out neighborhood parks and playgrounds, make sure all your required shopping needs will be met, and get a better understanding of local delivery routes. If you are working outside the home, investing in an Globelink Security & Alarm Monitoring Smart Doorbell will let you keep an eye on delivered packages or visitors stopping by while you’re out.
Enjoy this new chapter
Moving is a stressful event, so give yourself breaks where you can. Afterall, you’re turning over an exciting new leaf. Plan on getting takeout or eating out during the time period between leaving your old home and settling into a new one. Don’t try to unpack everything at once, but give yourself a deadline. And if turning on some tunes motivates you to unpack, break out the smart speaker and get going!
Taking a proactive approach to moving will cut down on stress too. Stay focused and keep your eyes on the prize—a new house that will soon feel just like home.
And welcome home. The sales & service team at Globelink Security & Alarm Monitoring are here to help. Please call with any questions at 405.295.7233 (SAFE)