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How to Quickly Set Up Tech in a New Home After a Relationship Ends
Typically, you have reasonable time to prepare when moving to a new home.
21:28 13 June 2021
However, there are reasons it’s sometimes necessary to move quickly and relatively unexpectedly.
For example, perhaps you’ve recently gotten a divorce, or are in the process of getting one. You might have to move to a new house or apartment fairly quickly if so.
This can naturally be a painful time. Still, there are ways you can make the experience somewhat easier for yourself.
Some of these involve taking critically important steps early, like hiring the right family law attorney. Others involve improving your own satisfaction and comfort in small but noticeable ways.
For example, if you’re moving into a new home after a breakup, you’ll want to set up your various tech devices and systems as quickly as possible. In our world, a home that’s set up with tech allows its occupant to maximize productivity, stay connected with others, indulge in entertainment, and more.
Moving into a new home without much warning? The following tips will help you set up your home tech fast:
Research Your Options
The first step to take involves assessing whether your current tech is ideal for your needs. You may take this as an opportunity to research smart home devices and similar innovations.
Many new devices offer greater convenience and a wider range of features than older models. For example, with a smart thermostat, you can adjust the thermostat remotely via an app, program it to “learn” your habits so it adjusts itself to your preferences automatically, and more.
Additionally, the creators of these products are growing increasingly aware of just how important ease-of-installation is to many customers. As such, they’re designing them to be much easier to install quickly than older tech may be.
Take Pictures of Connections
This is a simple tip, but a remarkably helpful one. When unplugging and uninstalling tech from your old home, take pictures of the connections between wires and devices first. Refer to these pictures later when reinstalling tech in your new home. Doing so will speed up what could otherwise be a very tedious process.
Determine Your Essentials
Some of your tech may play an important or frequent role in your daily life. Other devices may not be quite as important.
Consider ranking your tech based on the degree to which you’ll need access to it fast when moving into a new home. That tech should be installed first. You can then install other, less-critical devices later.
This may not necessarily speed up the task of installing your home tech. However, it can allow you to break the task up into manageable chunks.
Check for Quick Start Guides
You may no longer have the physical manuals for some older devices you’re bringing with you to a new home. Luckily, you can almost always find PDFs of user manuals online by searching for a device’s model number and manufacturer.
Often, manuals will have “quick start” guides explaining how to set up a device as easily as possible. Download these if you believe some of your tech will need to be set up anew when installed in a different home.
Don’t Overlook YouTube
While this overview offers general tips for adding more efficiency to the tech set-up process, the specific steps you have to take to install tech in a new home will depend on the specific devices and systems you’re installing.
Don’t worry if you’re not sure how to reinstall some old tech or set it up with ease and speed. Along with online user manuals, you can often find a surprising number of helpful videos on YouTube clearly demonstrating how to install a device or system fast.
Again, none of this is to say that installing a home’s tech quickly makes up for the difficulty of moving during a divorce or after a breakup. However, it must once again be noted that home tech plays a major role in virtually all our lives. Thus, setting up yours with minimal frustration will make the move easier than it otherwise would be.