Moving into your first property can be a long, complex and emotional process. For some, it can take a while to finally settle into their new home.
According to a recent Zoopla survey, the majority of people need from one week to a month after they’ve moved in to feel like they’re in a place they can call home:
First things first
When it comes to settling into their new homes, people divide their time between the practical and the fun.
More than a third of respondents (37%) gave their property a deep clean on the day they moved in, while a fifth (19%) decided to set up council tax and utilities. Impressive organisational skills.
However, it’s not all work and no play. One in five respondents (20%) skipped cooking and ordered takeaway on their first day and another one in four (25%) got intimate with their partners:
Zoopla asked over 2,000 people, both existing homeowners and first-time buyers, to find out
What do people do on move-in day?
- Give the property a deep clean – 37%
- Get intimate with a partner – 25%
- Order a takeaway – 20%
- Set-up council tax or utilities – 19%
- Have your first argument – 10%
- Entertain family – 7%
- Make home improvements – 7%
- Entertain friends – 4%
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