There have been a number of questions relating to putting up a mezuza when moving into a rented home (or any home whose permanence is in question). When moving into a purchased home, at what stage must the mezuza be put up? Before moving in belongings? Before sleeping there the first time? Within a specific number of days?

For reference, these are the related questions:

When do you place the Mezuzah?

If you put up a mezuzah before 30 days, can you make a blessing?

Mezzuzahs- putting them up, and saying brachot

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    This seems to ask a question asked in the last question you link to. Why isn't it a duplicate?
    – msh210
    Mar 6, 2016 at 20:46
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    The first answer to the last question you link to says, "Immediately upon entering a purchased [as opposed to rented -IM] dwelling, the owner should affix a Mezuzah and recite the blessing." I think it's a duplicate. Mar 6, 2016 at 21:06
  • I should have clarified... What is meant by "immediately upon entering a purchased dwelling"? When I buy it? When I start moving things in? When I change my address in my ID? When I actually sleep there? Mar 7, 2016 at 5:13
  • The way I understand immediatly upon entering, and the way I have seen everyone do it, is that the day you move in you put up the mezuza. Whether you can wait until sleeping there or not is a matter of preference and something to discuss with your local rabbi. Since there is an idea of not passing over a mitzva, and this is a mitzva d'oraita, I see no reason to wait
    – mbloch
    Mar 7, 2016 at 8:34
  • The only reason to wait is that I want to move the mezuzot from my current house to the new one, and I don't want to remove the mezuzot before I've actually moved. Mar 7, 2016 at 8:37


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