Preparing Your New Home For Move In
The process of moving into a new house can be just as overwhelming as it is exciting. When what you really want to do is just get settled and enjoy your brand new space.
Whether it’s your first time moving into a new house or you’re a seasoned pro, there are many opportunities you can take advantage of to speed up the process.
That’s why we’ve compiled a list of helpful tips for you to use to get your new home ready for you and your family.
Give the House a Thorough Scrubbing
Who doesn’t love a house that’s sparkling clean? More likely than not, your new home is going to need a deep clean once you move in.
Don’t miss areas like the cabinets, which can be overlooked. Be sure to hit all the floors, carpet, kitchen and bathroom surfaces, baseboards, and windows. Many people change out the toilet seats as well.
And remember, you can always hire a cleaning crew if you’re too busy.
Make any Upgrades Now
Making updates to the interior is best done before you move in so you don’t disrupt your day-to-day once you’re settled.
Redoing the floors or remodeling kitchens or bathrooms can be a major inconvenience. With all the noise and mess, it’s not the best way to start life in your new place.
Even if you’re making minor renovations–like repainting, changing light fixtures, etc.–it’s best to finish them before moving in. Which can make move-in day all the more exciting.
Don’t Forget to Change the Locks
One thing many movers don’t think about is all the different people that may have had keys to your home: in addition to past owners, there are the realtors, maintenance workers, construction companies. So before you move in, make sure all your exterior locks are replaced.
Once you close on your new house, get in touch with a locksmith to set up replacement locks.
This can give you peace of mind knowing your family home is more secure.
Be as Organized as Possible
Hang onto all documents and receipts related to your house and keep them in one place. Unexpected things may happen and you may end up needing to file an insurance claim or service warranty. If you decide to sell the house in the future, it’ll come in handy to stay organized.
Keep a folder or cabinet designated to insurance documents, receipts, and invoices for any repairs to major construction projects you undertake. Any paper that relates to your house should be stored in one space.
Update Your Home’s Safety Features
Another aspect of moving into a new home that is often overlooked is updating all of the safety features of the home.
This includes replacing the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, buying new fire extinguishers, and locating your electrical panel and emergency shut off valves.
Change your filters and clean the a/c unit by simply hosing it down. It’s also a good idea to test the sump pump before you need it.
Preparing Your New Home
There are few things more exciting than moving into a new house and making it a home. Once you get unpacked, it’s time to settle in and enjoy your new space.
If you’re looking for a moving company to help you on your journey, contact us for a free quote today!