An Extensive Guide to Moving into a New Place PART 4: Moving In

So now comes the last of our four-part segment on moving house. Indubitably the last is the most important in the whole process and it involves actually settling in to your new abode. If you’ve read the previous blogs and taken heed of advice, then this part should prove to be rather smooth sailing. Once you've invested the time to prepare, then unpacking should be a walk in the park. Nonetheless, you'll still have a number of tasks to tackle. Here are some things to consider when moving in to help everything go smoothly.

Gathering furniture

Hopefully your sofa made it over in one piece, but some furniture – like your bed – is probably best when transported in disassembled form. If you find that you don't remember how to put things back together again and the manual isn't available online, you can often have instructions sent to you from the manufacturer by just making a quick call.

Clean and dust first

If your furniture wasn't dusty or dirty when you loaded it into the truck, it’s safe to say, it probably is now. Before bringing it into your home it's a good idea to wipe it down just a little bit. Of course, once inside, you can dust more thoroughly, but you need to be sure to do it before you put the furniture to use.

Use your wardrobes

Cluttering up your home when unpacking is easy, since you'll have stuff everywhere. It can become a little daunting when you need to move it all around. If you can manage, fill your wardrobes first – even if it's only provisionally. This will help keep disorder out of the way and leave you more space to unload the important stuff.
Throw away and Recycle

Once all’s said and done, you'll have papers, boxes, and other items left over. Discarding boxes can be as easy a quick post on a local website or Facebook Page. Sure, you can't pass everything along, however, and will need to throw it away suitably. If you're moving into an apartment, it's best to check with your building's management before getting rid of rubbish and recycling. The building may have un-posted guidelines you're unaware of.

If you're planning on moving house, then we suggest you read through these blogs, so as to have guidance on how to do things right. And remember, should you be interested in buying or renting property in Malta or Gozo, we advise you to contact 77 Great Estates today so one of our helpful estate agents can guide you towards finding the ideal place that fits all your preferences.

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