Visit the local post office or go to the United States Postal Service website to complete an official change of address form. For banks and financial companies, contact them directly to let them know you've moved.
Change electricity, gas, water, cable, phone and Internet to your new address. Most utilities let you sign up for service or change your existing service online, or you can use websites that let you hook up all of your utilities online.
The previous homeowner's friends and family could have copies of your home's keys, so call a locksmith and have all the outside door locks changed. Also, change the garage door opener codes.
Make sure the home's smoke and carbon monoxide detectors have batteries, check the expiration dates on fire extinguishers and make sure all safety devices are in working order.
Find the home's main circuit breaker and make sure it's clearly labeled so you know which breaker turns off which area. Also, find the home's water shutoffs.
Take a drive or a walk around the neighborhood to find the nearest grocery store, gas station, bank, hospital and post office.
Create a vision for how you'd like to turn your new house into your new home. You can start by making simple repairs, painting and adding decorative accessories. Also, get a basic set of tools and stock up on cleaning supplies.
We hope you already did this before you bought your home, but it never hurts to refresh your memory. homeowners associations often have very strict rules on what changes you can and/or cannot make to your property, so brush up on them to avoid fines. If your community provides trash or recycling pickup, learn the schedule for these services.
Your neighbors can keep an eye on your home when you're away, so introduce yourself to establish a good rapport.
Now that we have you all moved in the hardest part is over. Store your closing documents in a safe Place. Take A Deep Breathe, And Enjoy The Feeling Of Being In Your New Home!