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4 Things to Do to Ease Your Move into a Newly Renovated Home

September 25, 2020 · Paid Partnership with Great Eastern Life Singapore

Kickstart your big move with these must-dos!

So, you’ve just completed your renovation, and you’re super-pumped to have a home that you can proudly call your own – but the challenge isn’t over yet, because there’s still the big move to tackle.

Bukit Batok West by Dots 'N' Tots

Interior Firm: Dots 'N' Tots

As most seasoned homeowners will tell you, moving from one house to another is going to be a stressful affair, but it’s possible to dial down the heat by taking the right steps. Here’s what you need to do:

1. Ensure your new home is spick and span

Like how there’s no better base to work from than a blank canvas, a clean home will ensure that your big move gets off to a great start. Even after a renovation has been completed, dust and grime can still lurk in unexpected areas, such as between built-in gaps or in false ceiling coves – and needless to say, they have to go.

Telok Blangah Street 31 by The Local INN.terior 新家室

While it’s possible to tackle this problem by arming yourself with a cleaning towel and a bucket full of detergent/water, you may wish to get some extra help: on-demand cleaning services, such as Helpling, can make sure your new home is spick and span even before your belongings arrive.

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2. Make a list of belongings to move

You already make lists for supermarket trips, Christmas presents, and for work, so why not make one for your move too? Having a thorough (and not to mention, handy) record of all the belongings you’re planning to bring to your new home is going to ensure that you’ll only need to make one trip and not two.

Northwave by Prozfile Design

Interior Firm: Prozfile Design

To get started, simply take a walk around your current dwelling with a notepad and jot down what’s coming along – doing so will also help you make up your mind on the items that won’t have a place in your new home.

3. Double-check the floor plan/layout

Imagine standing in the middle of your living room with all of your recently moved-in furniture and belongings just to discover that there isn’t enough space for everything – you definitely don’t want to be in a situation like that. And the best (and arguably, only) way to prevent it would be to double check your new home’s floor plan/layout beforehand.

St George's Lane by Habit

Interior Firm: Habit

Having a clear idea of where everything should go will also make things smoother on the day of your big move as you’ll be able to direct the movers easily. For extra clarity, print out copies of your new home’s floor plan and distribute them as a handy reference for anyone who is lending a hand.

4. Last but not least, get your home contents insured… for free!

As the age-old adage goes, prevention is always better than cure, and it certainly applies to your new home too! From now till 31 October 2020, you can get 6 months of free protection for your home contents by simply signing up for Great Eastern’s Home Kit*.

Sumang Lane by Fineline Design

Interior Firm: Fineline Design

But that’s not all – the Home Kit also comes with attractive perks, such as a complimentary 3-hour cleaning session from Helpling, plus 25% and 10% off your first air-con servicing and laundry service respectively.

Additionally, every 50th Home Kit applicant will win a free Dyson Supersonic TM Hair Dryer (worth $599), so click here to find out more!

*T&Cs apply. Protected up to specified limits by SDIC.

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