click to read 18 Things You Must Do After Moving Into your new London, Ontario Home Part 1 and 18 Things You Must Do After Moving Into your new London, Ontario Home Part 2

  1. Looking after your children after the big move

Your children will need some time to adjust to the change in location.  With a few simple tricks you will be able to have them settled and happy in their new London, Ontario home in no time. After the moving company has left you should spend some time getting their room prepared in a similar layout to how they had it at your previous home. If you have the time and flexibility to paint the room the same colour as their old room then that is even more ideal.  If possible you should keep the child’s routine the same.  If you have moved a great distance, you may need to change things up a little bit and find new activities for them.

If you have moved a great distance, you may need to think about the school that your child will be going to.  The sooner you get this process going the better.  You need to gather all of the related school records and conduct some research on the local schools

  1. Get registered at a local doctor

If possible it is always best to stay with your previous health care provider provided you have not moved too far away from them.  If you are unable to make it to your old doctors or dentist, then you will need to register at a new location.  You can even ask for a referral from your existing doctor and they may be able to point you in the right direction.

  1. Don’t forget to change the address on your licence

You should put this down as a top priority as you need to have this done by law.  The address on your licence must be accurate.

  1. Take a long hard look at your finances

Before you even spoke to your London, Ontario moving company you probably had a budget outlined for the whole move.  Now is the time to reassess and see if you were over or under the budget.  If you have some money left over, perhaps you could invest it in some small home improvements to make the adjustment to your new home just that little bit more comfortable.

On the other hand you may need to look to adjusting your monthly budget to account for some unexpected moving costs and urgent things that need to be done to your home.

  1. Get decorating!

We’re almost there, you can almost see the light at the end of the tunnel.  You are ready for the really fun stuff to begin.  You can start to make the home your own.  The logistics of moving into your London, Ontario home are now taken care of.  You are completely unpacked and ready to start styling your home to your personal taste.  You could paint, hang photos, put down a nice rug or anything else that you didn’t have space for in your old home.

Think of your new home as a blank slate, you can do whatever you want to it to make it a place you will love and cherish for ever.

  1. Meet the locals

You can never go wrong with introducing yourself to the neighbours.  Many great friendships have been formed by simply knocking on a door and saying hi.  Being on good terms with the people in your neighbourhood is also a very good safety measure. They can keep an eye on your home and will be able to notice anything out of the ordinary.