Moving-In Tips for New Homeowners
Don’t get lost in the chaos
When you finally conclude a deal for a new home, it only seems that the tasks that await you are now less. However, with the need to hire a moving service and execute the relocation itself, it is not yet time to relax.
There are several more things you need to look into, which can easily get lost in the chaos of tasks you find yourself in as moving day draws near. It is all about your new home and what you need to do there before you actually move in.
Pay heed to each of the following in order
Pay heed to each of the following in order to ensure your removal goes smoothly and that you check off some tasks in order to not find yourself overwhelmed with stuff to do.
- Change the locks of your new home – the security of your new home is very important. The last thing you want to see is a break in. There is one thing you can do to ensure peace of mind and that is changing the locks. Do consider that the previous owner, his real estate agent and realtor possibly have keys to the property. That is why changing the lock is so important and why you should do it as soon as possible.
- Prepare the closet space for your removal – with all of your items coming soon to the new home, it is important to ensure you have enough storage space there. Inspect closet space to see if it’s prepared and organised well enough to meet your needs. Check to see if there are enough poles, hooks and shelves in there, so that you can put your items without too much worry. Make the needed readjustments if you see any flaws.
- Check your windows and window treatments – windows are one of the more problematic areas of every home, as there are often time leaks and holes present. Make sure you inspect the windows of your new home before you actually move there permanently, as that will save you some effort later on. Additionally, see to it that you install some window treatments, as having some privacy is always required. You don’t have to be too picky, as you can easily change those later on.
- Make time for wall renovation – working on the walls of your new home is always better when you haven’t yet moved in with all of your furniture and other personal belongings. It pays to have the walls properly painted or covered with wallpaper before the movers unload every piece of furniture inside. That will save you a great deal of time and effort later on.
- Give your new home a proper clean – just like with wall renovations, consider the fact that it is easier to work in your new home before the place becomes crowded with furniture and moving boxes. You will not only save time and effort, but also be able to do a better job of this task.
Having more free space is always preferable, as you can navigate easily with your tools.
Finish with these tasks before you actually move in, if you want to feel less stressed about the whole process. You will have peace of mind and be able to focus on other more important tasks, such as successful relocation and more.