6 Steps To Settle Into Your New St. Petersburg Home
6 Steps to Settle Into Your New St. Petersburg Home
After buying your new St. Petersburg home, you’re ready to move in and start getting settled in your new community. But first, there’s a lot to do to make your house a home. From turning the power on to interior decorating, here’s everything you need to settle into your new home, presented by the Jennifer Fieo Team.
Set Up Utilities
Before anything else, you need to get your new home powered up. Here’s where to turn.
- Florida Power & Light is the electricity provider for the St. Petersburg area.
- Need to turn on gas service? Peoples Gas is the company to call.
- You can set up your utilities through the St. Petersburg website.
- Additionally, residents can find their trash and recycling schedule and learn more about recycling in St. Petersburg at the city’s website.
Register Your Business
If you’re also bringing a business with you to Florida, or you intend to start one when you get settled in, then you’ll need to set things up with the state government. Fortunately, you can use formation services to help you follow all of Florida’s guidelines for LLCs. You can find out more information regarding this process here.
Secure Your Home
Now that you have the basics covered, it’s time to turn your attention to your home. Is it as safe and secure as you’d like, or is your home security lacking? After moving into a new home, always replace the locks, ensure window and door locks are fully-functional, and eliminate dark hiding places around your yard. This is also a good time to install smart tech features like a doorbell camera and decide whether you’ll invest in a full home security system.
Meet Your Neighbors
There’s no better security than a tight-knit neighborhood. Be sure to introduce yourself to people you see around the neighborhood and swap phone numbers with your next door neighbors. Even if you value privacy, it’s good to know someone else is looking out for your home.
Get to Know the Area
After acquainting yourself with the neighborhood, get out and explore your new community. There’s plenty to do and see in St. Petersburg.
Turn Your House Into a Home
Finally, you’re ready to start turning your new house into a home. Bringing your personality to a new home’s interior design is one of the best parts of moving. To make sure you spend your decorating dollars wisely, decide on a decorating style and take advantage of free design services from Pottery Barn, West Elm, and other retailers.
Don’t forget your landscape! From improving your new home’s curb appeal to turning your backyard into an outdoor oasis, your home’s landscaping is just as important as its interior design. If you don’t have a lot of money to spend on landscaping projects after moving, look for inexpensive ways to make your backyard a great place to unwind and entertain. A DIY fire pit, for example, can be built in a few hours. Just be sure to let the stones dry for a few days before lighting a fire as wet stones are dangerous when heated.
Moving to a new city is a whirlwind of things to do, people to meet, and places to explore. From selling your home to meeting your new neighbors, it can feel like the to-do list is never-ending! But while it may feel daunting at first, it won’t be long before you feel at home in St. Petersburg.
If you’re looking for a new home in the St. Petersburg area, the Jennifer Fieo Team can assist you through the entire process. Get in touch with us by calling (813) 494-4873.