A new house is often cluttered with a mish-mash of boxes and furniture that hasn't yet been unpacked or moved to its proper place. During those first few weeks, it's not uncommon to feel like the house you've moved into isn't really home. It can be disheartening experience. As local San Francisco residential movers, AMS Bekins has helped many homeowners through the transition to a different property or apartment. Over the years, we've found that the sooner you take steps to make your house into a home, the better you'll feel.

Of course, it can't all be tackled at once! So, how can you make yourself feel at home without unpacking?

Pack Overnight Bags

Before you even hit the road to head, you'll want to pack separate overnight bags for everyone in the family. Ideally, these bags will contain everything needed to survive a few days in your new San Francisco home. Things to include in your overnight bags should be:

  Hygiene Products, Like Toothpaste and Soap

  Entertainment, Such as Books, Games

  Medications and Medical Supplies

  Clothing for a Few Days

  Stuffed Animals or Blankets

Start Utilities Up

Try to make time well before you move to schedule transfer of utilities. It is very inconvenient to camp out in the living room without lights or even worse, no Internet! Make sure to transfer the following over to your future address or open up new accounts:

  Electric

  Water

  Trash

  Cable

  Phone

  Mail Forwarding

Unpack the Important Rooms

You can take as long as you like to unpack that collection of sports trophies from high school, but you should probably get to other areas as soon as you can. Focus on creating a livable space in high traffic spots around the home, such as the kitchen and the bathrooms.

Think about where you like to hang out in the house too. For many this is the living room and it is usually important to get the sofa, phone, and television into place so you can have somewhere to relax in the evening. Your local San Francisco movers can also help set up the furniture when first getting settled into a new home, which can save you a lot of time and hassle.

No matter where you want to go, AMS Bekins, can make the transition a lot less stressful. You'll have more energy to focus on getting settled into your new home. Make us your local San Francisco moving company by calling one of our representatives or filling out our online form. We're happy to schedule a free, in-home consultation and price estimate.

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