Congratulations, you have successfully completed your London, Ontario move, all of your possessions are now comfortably in your new home and you can look forward to unpacking.  You’re almost ready to relax and enjoy your great new place.

You are not quite there yet, there is still a lot to do before you can sit back and open the champagne.  We have prepared an essential checklist of what you need to do to so you can breeze through the important things you need to do in your new home.

  1. Take an inventory of all of the boxes that were delivered

When you’re getting ready for your London, Ontario move you should have made sure that you made a list of all of the boxes and their contents.  Any good London, Ontario moving company should have made sure that this was done as it protects them just as much as it does you.  By having this checklist you are able to make sure that all of your possessions have made it to your new home.  If anything was left behind, it is best that you find out now.

Provided you took the time to choose the best and most reliable movers in London, Ontario you will be fairly confident that your boxes have been carefully moved and that none of your items have been damaged.  Even when you have the best movers, accidents do happen.  For this reason, you should inspect all of the boxes for any damage and report it to the moving company so that the issue can be resolved as soon as possible.

  1. Make sure that you are set up for utilities

You will have probably already done this in advance of moving into your new home.  If for whatever reason you have not, you need to do this as soon as possible.  After you have taken care of the essentials like heating and water you should move onto other things like internet and TV.  You’ll need both so that you can relax after your London, Ontario move.

  1. Unpack Essentials

After your London, Ontario move you will need to unpack.  You may not be able to unpack everything in one day so you need a plan.  You want to be able to access your essentials on day one at least.  This could include cooking equipment, bedroom and bathroom supplies.  A top priority is to get your bed set up.  After a day of packing up and having your London, Ontario moving company unload the truck you will be ready for a nice long sleep.  Remember, it’s not just the bed you need, you’ll also need bedsheets and pillows.

  1. Make a plan

You can use this list to function as a plan, but you may not need all of these tips.  After the London, Ontario movers have left, you need to have a plan of action that will get you settled as soon as possible.  Make a list of things you need to accomplish and when you plan to have each stage complete.  Once you have written down this list you will feel much more comfortable with the task ahead.  It will seem much more manageable now that it is in bitesize chunks.

  1. You need to check more than the boxes

Now that you are happy that all of the boxes have been delivered safely by your London, Ontario moving company you can now give the house a quick once over.  You shouldn’t find any surprises as an inspection will have been performed before you purchased the home, but still it doesn’t hurt to open every drawer and look under any furniture that was left behind.

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