Unpack kitchen & bathroom necessities. This means essentials for the bathroom (toilet paper, towels, personal care items, etc.) as well as the kitchen (paper towels, disposable dining ware, a trash can, etc.).
Change the locks. Believe it or not, those hard-earned keys to your new home should not be kept. Changing locks, including basement and garage locks, will offset the chances that individuals with still-working keys can enter.
Change your mailing address. You may submit a change of address form online via the USPS website or at your local post office. Also, you may want to consider mailing change of address cards to family and friends.
Be friendly with the neighbors. Introduce yourself within the first week of moving. Neighbors can be excellent resources for information on the neighborhood itself as well as local events and popular destinations.
Learn trash and recycling procedures. With moving comes a fair amount of empty boxes and trash. Knowing the local garbage and recycling pickup schedules or drop-off locations will ensure you are disposing of items properly. Many communities list this information on their websites or provide links to affiliate websites.