Your Moving To-Do List

family unpacking boxes

While moving can be exciting and a beautiful fresh start, it is also a very stressful time. With so much to do and keep track of, it can be easy to become overwhelmed. Don’t forget to stop, take a deep breath, and appreciate the big life change you’re about to take as you walk up to your new front door.

Now the moment is over. It’s time to get to work.

Get Organized

Let’s rewind to a few weeks before the big move. Getting organized from the get-go will help keep things under control throughout the process. Take this opportunity to de-clutter your home. Go through your closets and put together a box for donations. We know it can be hard to let go of things, but do you really still need that tee shirt you won at a football game in 1997?

Be sure to gather all supplies needed ahead of time to avoid a last-minute rush:

  • Boxes
  • Bubble Wrap
  • Packing Tape
  • Markers
  • Furniture Pads

Finally, don’t forget the small things. Transfer utilities, cancel WiFi, forward your mail, and change your address on important documents.

Deep Clean

Once you’ve arrived at the new place, it’s time to really get that fresh start. No matter how clean the home may have looked before, getting your hands dirty to make sure you wipe down any grime yourself will give you extra peace of mind.

Wipe down windows and doorknobs, clean out cabinets, get into the nooks and crannies of every room and really make your new home shine! Hire a professional cleaning service to scrub the carpets and furniture, or rent cleaners to do it yourself!

Take a Look Around

As you do a walk-around, get to know your new home. There may be a time when you have to change a bad fuse or shut off your water supply. Locate your circuit breaker and water valve for such emergencies.

Check all your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors and service any that may be broken. Lastly, change your locks for security.

Call in the Professionals

There is a lot you can do to prepare your new home. While you’re busy unpacking and settling in, let the professionals take care of some maintenance details around your home.

Pest control

You never know what critters may be lurking around your new home. Hiring a pest control company to come in and exterminate will ensure your home is clean and free of unwanted crawlers.


A new home can’t be fully enjoyed in the dark! Bring in a local electrician to fix any overheating or broken outlets. They can also take a look at your electrical panel to see if it is due for an update or help with the installation of new fixtures.


You don’t want to be without heat or air conditioning your first week in a new house. Enter Air Care & Canyon Lake Air Conditioning! Give us a call to come in and take a look at your HVAC system. With a check-up, our technicians will tune-up your unit, making sure it will run smoothly and efficiently.

If our team determines that the unit is due for a replacement, we’ll recommend the perfect model for your home. This appointment will also allow us to catch anything that may pose a future threat to your system and fix it before it causes further damage. This will also avoid higher maintenance costs down the road.

Ready to schedule your appointment with Air Care & Canyon Lake Air Conditioning? Call us at (210) 794-6859 or contact us online to get started. Let us help turn your new house into a home!