Five Things to Do After Moving into Your Seabright Home

April 6th, 2015

With construction of the Seabright neighborhood underway, now is a great time to move to Costa Mesa. Once you have arrived at your new house, there are five things you can do right away to help make your new house into a home.

Quickly Check Boxes and Unload the Essentials

An article on About Home talked about the importance of taking inventory of your boxes right after moving in. By doing this, you can ensure nothing was damaged or lost in the move. If you used a moving company, you can submit a claim if there was anything damaged or missing. If you do this right away, you can better guarantee you will be compensated for anything damaged or lost.

Of course, unpacking everything in your house all at once is a pretty big task to take on. Once you have checked to make sure everything made it safely to your new home, just unpack the essentials. It has probably been a long day. Your huge shoe collection can wait until tomorrow or the next day to be unpacked. The pictures for the living room can wait to be unpacked until you decide how you are going to arrange the furniture. For the first night, just focus on what you need right away, and enjoy a good night’s sleep in your new home.

Prepare to Save Money on Bills

An article published last fall by The Simple Dollar talks about ways new homeowners can save money right away. Although many of these apply best to those buying an older home, there are a few things you can do if you buy a newly built home. First, program your new tankless water heater 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Simply having an energy-efficient tankless water heater is going to save you money, and programming it to a lower temperature will save you even more.

Another thing you will want to do right away is program your thermostat to meet with your family’s schedule. There is no reason to have the air conditioning blasting while everyone is at work or school, but you also do not want to come home to a house which is way too hot. The heating and air conditioning can be programmed to come on when needed and go off when not needed, thus saving you money.

Take Care of Paperwork

The About Home article also encourages you to register your vehicle, get your driver’s license, and register to vote as soon as you can. California law requires you to have your vehicle registered within 20 days of establishing residency in the state. Because it is easy for those 20 days to go by quickly, the sooner you get registration out of the way, the better.

Get to Know Your Neighbors

If you move to Seabright, your neighbors will all also be new to the area. Take the time to get to know them. Invite people over for a barbecue. Take your dog for a walk, and talk to those you meet along the way. Take a plate of cookies to your neighbors on both sides. You will all be adjusting to the new neighborhood at the same time.

You will probably also want to venture outside of your direct neighborhood, especially if you are unfamiliar with the Costa Mesa area. Find new places to shop. Ask around to find out where others go for haircuts, medical care, dental care, and other services. Even if your neighbors are all new to the neighborhood, some may have lived in other parts of Costa Mesa or surrounding cities, and they may have already established relationships with a doctor, dentist, or hairdresser.

Relax and Enjoy Your New Home

Once you have spent time stressing over the move and obsessing over making sure your house is set-up perfectly, take at least a little bit of time to just enjoy your home. This is where you are going to live for a while. Allow yourself time to just stop unpacking for a few minutes and instead soak in the bathtub or curl-up on the couch with a good book. The boxes can wait while you just enjoy life.

If you would like to know what it is like to live in a brand-new home in Costa Mesa, contact us.

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