So, you have officially moved to your new home using professional moving services in Singapore. However, your move is not completed just because your furniture is at your new home.
Just as how you might take leave before moving day to prepare and pack, there are also several processes and factors to note before settling down in your new home. In this guide, we will explore deeper into some of the things you might need to note or do while settling down in your new home.
1. Conduct a final check of your old place
Right before handing over the keys to your old place, conduct a final check to ensure that you did not leave any important or personal items behind. If you have already handed over the keys to the agent in charge of selling or renting your old home, then ask them to send you a video so you can conduct a final check.
2. Update your home address
It is a chargeable offence under the National Registration Act for all identity card holders who have moved home to update their home address with ICA within 28 days. Failure to do so will result in an exorbitant fine of up to $5,000, or a jail term of up to five years, or both. While settling down in your new home, you will also need to update your home address with other organisations like your bank, home utility services, as well as any official documents. Fortunately, in Singapore, most of these can be done online.
3. Unpack by room
The unpacking process can be a stressful and hectic one. You can minimise unnecessary stress by ensuring that your packing process is properly planned. This means having proper organisational methods, such as proper labelling of boxes for easy identification. It is vital to place the boxes in the correct room during the moving day. In addition, you do not have to unbox everything in a single day. You might want to start with the key areas, such as your bedroom and kitchen.
4. Getting back to your regular routine
It is vital to stay positive while settling down in your new place. Know that it takes time to get back to your regular routine, such as familiarising yourself with new bus or train routes to school, office, or grocery spots.
5. Host a housewarming party
Once you have settled down completely and have familiarised yourself with your new surroundings, it is time to introduce your new home to your family and friends. While it is not a vital step, doing so establishes a sense of ownership. After all, you will want to show off your new home to people who mean something to you.
At the end of the day, while it might not be the easiest time, always remind yourself that it is a necessary process that requires time. Do not rush into settling down as quickly as possible. Relax and enjoy the process of moving and settling down in your new home.
Here at JC Movers, we offer a comprehensive moving and relocation service that ensures a fuss-free settling-down process. From bulky furniture disposal to storage services, contact us to find out how we can make your move efficient and simple.