What are some great tips for moving into your new luxury home?
- Make an extensive checklist
- Organize everything early on
- Inform movers about your plans
- Prioritize your personal safety
- Greet your new neighbors
After you’ve chosen from the thousands of luxury homes for sale in the Philippines and finalized the buying process, all that’s left to do is move into your new home! With all the paperwork and payments out of the way, you’d think that you’ve already gotten through the hard part, but moving in might actually be more difficult. If you’ve already experienced transferring from one home to another, triple the difficulty — that’s how it feels to move into a luxury home.
The reason why moving into a luxury home so much harder is mostly that the place is bigger — there’s simply so much more check and inspect! You’re also going to set up larger spaces and put more furniture and appliances. Even if the home comes fully furnished, you may want to move some things around or replace them to fit your personal preference and style. It may take days, maybe even weeks for you to completely settle in and make new memories with your family in your new home.
That said, moving in doesn’t have to be so much of a hassle. There certainly some things you can do to make the whole process less stressful and more fun. We’ve listed these below, so simply continue reading more to find out what they are!
Make an Extensive Checklist
If you really want the whole moving process to progress without a hitch, then you’re going to have to whip up an extensive checklist. The things you’ll bring, stuff you’ll throw or give away, amenities you need to inspect, repairs you need to do – these are just a few of the many aspects of moving that you’d want to write down.
There’s going to be months or weeks in between preparing for the move and the actual moving day, so consider writing down things by order of importance and accomplish them week by week. Your checklist will then serve as your moving guide that you can refer to every time things get a little too overwhelming and you’ve forgotten what needs to be done. Make sure you have it with you at all times when you’re doing stuff for the big move to ensure that you stay on the right track.
Organize Everything Early On
After you’ve written down everything that needs to be done, you should be able to get your stuff packed and organized. Separate each item depending on which room they’re going to be put in and don’t forget to label each box appropriately. Aside from this, identify which items need to be unpacked immediately such as your television, dining table, bed, and sofa as these are the things that you’re going to use straight away.
We recommend that you do this days or weeks in advance to avoid any last minute fiascoes. Even if it means packing your TV early on and living without it for a couple of days, it should be well worth it when the movers come.
Inform Movers About Your Plans
Speaking of movers, you need to keep them in the loop and inform them about your moving plans and strategies. They need to know when you plan on transferring things out of your old home and into your new one. Doing this helps them estimate the move time and cost and also help them prepare the necessary equipment.
Some of the things you need to tell the movers about are the oversized or heavy items such as refrigerators, pianos, and extravagant bed frames. Disassembly or assembly of furniture is also part of their repertoire and you can ask them to do it for you. You should also tell them about access restrictions i.e. narrow driveways and long walk-ups in both your old and new home.
Any detail that can help them properly move your stuff around and help ease the transition is sure to be appreciated so put some effort into communicating with your movers.
Prioritize Your Personal Safety
One of the things you should think about right off the bat after you’ve purchased deluxe homes for sale in the Philippines is safety items. Ensuring you and your family’s safety should be your number one priority because it’s going to help you settle in and enjoy your home.
The safety items you need to check are door locks, fire extinguishers, smoke alarms, peepholes, lighting, security systems, gates, and the like. Others like to change their door locks immediately, and we highly advise that you do the same. You also need a fire extinguisher in every floor of your home or in rooms where a fire is a hazard – same with smoke alarms. Gates and peepholes must be in good condition and your lighting and security systems should all be functional.
Greet Your New Neighbors
It is imperative that you meet your new neighbors and make nice with them within the first week of your move. Introduce yourself to the community and ask people about how it’s like living in the area. If you’re living in an exclusive village (which you probably are since luxury homes are often built in such areas) then there’s a high chance that there’s a neighborhood email list or message board that you can and should subscribe to so find out about that, too.
You don’t have to go door-to-door to know everyone in the area. An easy and fun way to get to know your new, wonderful neighbors is to throw a housewarming party and invite them all. They probably won’t all be able to come but even a few guests should make you feel welcome.
The process of buying luxury homes for sale in the Philippines is definitely quite the hassle — moving in even more so, especially if you go in it without a plan or strategy in mind. In order to avoid getting headaches from preparing everything, stick to the tips we’ve written here. These are sure to make the process a lot easier and hassle-free. In a few days or weeks, you and your family are going to be able to blissfully settle into your new luxury home and create unforgettable memories for a long time!