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Moving can mean a new beginning in the life of a person or family; It is about renewing in every sense, from the environment you are in on a daily basis, passing through the neighbors and even other things such as customs. All this is possible and can even be rewarding, but what is not are some unforeseen events that can arise when moving house.

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You have nowhere to park

This is a fairly common theme when you have a car and move into a home without a garage. During the weekend it may be impossible to find a place to park at certain times such as lunch or dinner. It can also be challenging to find a place to park if you have moved to a resort town. Having to rent a garage space can increase the fixed cost of your rent significantly.

Faults of all kinds

This is another prevalent issue, for example, checking the shower tap to ensure that the water comes out correctly and with absolute pressure before moving in. It is not uncommon to find that there is hardly a trickle of water to shower, and therefore, it will require a plumber. In the same way, it happens during the first days, you do not observe significant problems with the pipes, but as time goes by, you realize that they begin to stagnate and become clogged. How about the ceilings and walls? When the rainy season begins, you realize that you have leeks or leaks in the walls. Perhaps there is a pest problem when you move in; you will have to find an exterminator to get rid of the problem.

Good or bad neighbors

Having good or bad neighbors is like winning the lottery, you may win the jackpot or lose. Maybe your neighbors are not very friendly or not very talkative, but they should be like that to having neighbors who make annoying noises or like to intrude on the lives of others. You should consider looking at neighborhood watch groups or any community groups to get to know people if you wish.

Tips! What to do when you first move into the house. 

  1. Open the cabinets and check that there is no moisture inside.
  2. If you have a roof, it is better to see it before and check that it is in good condition.
  3. Take a close look at walls and ceilings to make sure there are no cracks (at least with the naked eye).
  4. Turn on all the taps in the house and let the water run for a long time.
  5. If the house is furnished, open all the furniture, check its stability and also test all the appliances to see that they work well.
  6. If you have blinds, check that they all go down and up correctly, open the windows and close them several times, so you will know if your hardware is in good condition.

Moving home is, although it may not seem like it, one of the most stressful experiences a person can experience. If you take the necessary precautions before settling in your new home, you can surely avoid several unwanted complications that require money to be solved.

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Kori is a late diagnosed autistic/ADHD mom. She is currently located in Albany, NY where she is raising a neurodiverse family. Her older daughter is non-speaking autistic (and also has ADHD and Anxiety) and her youngest daughter is HSP/Gifted. A blogger, podcaster, writer, product creator, and coach; Kori shares autism family life- the highs, lows, messy, and real. Kori brings her own life experiences as an autistic woman combined with her adventures in momming to bring you the day-to-day of her life at home. Kori is on a mission to empower moms of autistic children to make informed parenting decisions with confidence and conviction.

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