Relocating to a new house can be exhausting, but there are more things to do upon arrival. First on the list is to secure the property. You’re new to the area, and you can’t be complacent. These are the safety tips you need to remember.
Install security cameras
Security cameras will keep the place safe. Potential burglars will back down upon realising that there’s a camera. Even if they succeeded in doing a terrible crime, they could get caught using the recorded footage. You need different cameras installed in various potential entry points. Apart from theft, you could also be at risk of other crimes. Hence, securing your property should be a priority.
Talk to your neighbours
Introduce yourself to the neighbours. Bring a gift basket if possible. Let them know that you recently moved in next door. It helps if you start with the right foot forward. Your neighbours are the first people to call for help if something bad is happening. They will also come and rescue you if necessary. Don’t allow anything to strain your relationship with the people next door, or else you won’t receive help during emergencies.
Change the locks
The previous owner of the property might still have a copy of the keys. Everyone else who lived in the same place might also have a key. To prevent them from getting in, you need to change the locks. It only takes a locksmith to get things done. You have to show proof of ownership so the locksmith can legally replace the locks.
Check all entry points
Make sure all gates and doors are working well. Apart from the main gate, you also have to check the doors in every bedroom and bathroom. No one can get in if you secure these entry points. If there are malfunctioning doors and locks, you have to ask for help repairing them.
Avoid moving in during broad daylight
You don’t want to let every household know that you’re new to the neighbourhood. It’s best to move at night so that no one will notice your arrival. Announcing to everyone that you’re new to the place could make you vulnerable to potential crime. Apart from the closest neighbours, no one else has to know. The rest should think that you’ve been around for a while.
Get plenty of rest
Once you have dealt with all these security issues, it’s time to get a good rest. You deserve it. There’s no need to finish unboxing all your things. You don’t even have to finish decorating. Take the next few weeks to complete the job. For now, you deserve a rest.
If the house has freestanding baths, they can aid in relaxation. If not, you have to consider buying one. The next time you feel exhausted doing household chores, you can rest in the tub. You can forget things that bother you and focus on feeling better. It’s pricey but worth it.