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Congratulations, you just moved into your new home! Once the moving truck has been unloaded, give yourself a chance to get organized. Prioritize of list of essential tasks and try to avoid taking on everything at once.

Find Your Breaker Box

Your very first task when moving into your new home is to locate and label your home's breaker box. Use a permanent marker to write the room's name next to its corresponding fuse, so you don't get left in the dark.

Check Smoke Detectors

Be sure to inspect all of your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and replace any non-functioning alarms with new ones. Don't assume that your fire alarms and carbon monoxide detectors are working, as it could be a matter of life or death.

Change The Locks

You never know who might have a spare key to the new home you just moved into, as past owners could have given a spare key to friends and family. Take no chances and ensure your safety by replacing all the locks throughout your newly acquired home.

Update Your Address

If you haven't already changed your address before moving, make sure you do it as soon as possible. You'll want to ensure that all of your valuable personal information and bills are being delivered to the correct location. Changing your address is as easy as going to your local United States Postal Service building and making a request.