Moving into a new home can be a daunting task as you try and figure out where to begin with the seemingly endless tasks. While a new home can be an exciting and welcome change, it doesn't come without a bit of stress. We at Embassy Homes try and remedy a bit of that and give you some guidance on some of the small things you can do when you first move into your new home, so you can enjoy the new space as soon as possible.

Child/Pet Proof - When you're moving into a new home, one of the first things you'll wnat to do is make sure that it is ready for any children in your family, and that includes those with four legs. While you'll want to childproof the common things like doors and cabinets, your first focus should be to create a space for the kids to hang out while things are being brought into the house. This is also a good time to make sure there arent't any long hanging cords coming off the blinds, and other small tweaks that will be easier to make before furniture is in.

Lay it Out - You may have already done this the first time you walked into the home, even before buying, but it's good to mentally lay out where you want your furniture in each room. If you hired movers, they'll be moving quickly, and you will want to know exactly where you want those heavy items so that you aren't working on them later.

Change Your Address - Amidst the chaos of buying a new home and moving, you might forget one of the basic steps, changing your mailing address. You can fill out a change of address form online with USPS which will cover any of the mail that still ends up directed towards your former address. You'll want to update your address with your bank, subscription services and anyone else who is routinely sending you correspondence or bills. If you have moved states, you'll also want to get a new license and vehicle registration.