Welcome Home! What to Do in the First 24 Hours in a New Place

Blog posted On September 12, 2018

The first 24 hours in a new place are vital — they can make a difference on how the first few months go and set the tone for the rest of the time you live there. So how should you spend the first 24 hours in a new place? Consider this list as your guide for those precious first hours. 

Document everything and save it all or send it

If your landlord has asked you to fill out a condition report, do it as soon as you're able to, and follow their instructions on whether you're to drop it off to them or send a digital file, and include photos if you can. Also make plenty of notes and photos to keep yourself. And while there might be plenty of other things you want to dive into doing, also consider doing a walk-through and taking notes of certain maintenance items you want to do, like make your windows more energy efficient, and more. You don't have to do anything just yet, just make a list.