Jan 16, 2021

The ultimate digital checklist for your new home

A person going through a checklist
Moving into a new home is rarely an easy endeavor. Apart from finding movers and handling packing, there are a ton of issues that you'll need to tackle. Some are small, like picking the right curtains for your new home. But some can be surprisingly tricky, like setting up your electronics. So, to help you out, we've come up with a digital checklist for your new home that is bound to help you set it up the right way.

Before moving into a new home

While our digital checklist mostly focuses on your new home, we still feel the need to advise you about specific moving preparations. After all, even with experienced movers helping out, people tend to forget the seemingly small things. And these things, while small at first, can come back to bite you. So, here is what you'll need to do before moving regarding your digital devices and appliances.

Disconnect and disassemble old appliances

Once you've packed and prepared for your relocation, you should ensure all the devices are disconnected and disabled. This means going through your home and ensuring that no items are left behind. A proper way to transport them and secure their safety is to unplug and pack them days in advance. It would be best if you even considered unplugging any electronic devices that will stay in the house, like heaters, air conditioners, stoves, and refrigeration units. Every device is a safety hazard, no matter how new or safe it is. So, do yourself a favor and unplug them.

Reporting any electric issues

If you notice any electric issues, you need to mention them to the people in charge. Whether it is your landlord or future tenants, you need to let people know what they are in for. Yes, this can be awkward as you can be considered responsible for the issue. But, more often than not, people will thank you for being considerate and for ensuring their safety. Know that an unnoticed electrical problem can cause considerable trouble, and it is not something to shy away from mentioning.
A wire sticking out of a wall showing you what you need to take care of before going through our digital checklist for your new home.
A simple faulty wire can cause a lot of issues.

A digital checklist for your new home

With the previous home behind us, let's take a look at how to enable your new home digitally. Keep in mind that homes can differ substantially and that no single guide can adequately cover everything from a one-bedroom apartment to a three-story house. Nevertheless, we will try to give you the necessary information to correctly set up your home.

For the sake of article length, we will assume that you've checked your new home's electrical work and that everything is in order. If not, we strongly suggest that you ensure your safety before doing anything else.

Tackling internet

It stands to reason that one of the first things you ought to set up in your home is your WiFi. To do this properly, you must first envision your life in your new home. Then you need to figure out where the best spot for your router will be. WiFi strength can vary substantially from room to room, which is why you need to carefully consider where you need strong internet and where you can do away with an average or subpar one. If your new home is quite large, you might need to get multiple routers to cover it adequately.
A router with plugged in cables.
Having the internet online will allow you to go through our digital checklist for your new home much faster.

Talking all of this right off the bat is a good idea since you won't have to move any furniture or carpets around. Instead, you can easily transport wires around your home until you find the best place for your router.

Setting up a TV

Once you've installed your internet, you should consider setting up your TV sets. By now, you probably have a good idea of where they should be. The only thing that remains is to unpack them properly and set them up. Before going to the next step, you need to ensure that your internet and TV sets function properly. If not, you need to call your service providers, or your landlord, and see what the issue is.

Setting up a home office (or a workspace)

Every home needs a designated workspace, ideally a well-designed home office. Even if you are not working from home right now, someone in your home will need a quiet space to concentrate. And the sooner you can designate that space, the better. Most home offices at least have a computer and a phone. You can always add more devices, but we strongly suggest that you avoid overburdening your home office. It is much easier to focus while sitting in a decluttered space, which is why you should only place the necessities. Trust us; once someone starts using the home office, it will fill up before you know it.
A basic home office with a laptop that every home should have.
A good home office doesn't need to have many items.
Smart home appliances

The next on the list is your smart home appliances. Some people have high-end home appliances that are built into their homes. They only ought to test their devices as soon as they move in. But, if you have specific devices that you need to install, we suggest that you do so now. Most smart home devices use the internet to ensure easy communication and use. So, try to think of your home internet coverage while you set them up.

Finding storage for appliances

The final step on our digital checklist for your new home is to store any extra appliances with due care. This means that you need to avoid moisture and extreme temperatures if you wish your items to remain in pristine condition. If you need extra storage room, you can always browse allseasonmovers.com and learn neat tricks on creating more space. Or, you can opt for renting a storage unit, and therefore, avoid unnecessary clutter.



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