Things To Do Before You Move Into A New House

Have you bought your new home and it’s just a matter of moving in? well, not yet. There many things you need to take care of before you move into your new home. It’s all about the safety and cleanliness of the place so here are some of the most important things you need to do before you move in to your new home.

  • Change locks on exterior doors and windows
    You have no idea how many people may have the keys to your home. The previous owners, realtors, maintenance workers etc. may still have access so you need to change all locks of exterior doors and windows. Install new locks or ask a locksmith to come over and switch them out. Safety is the most important element in a home, no doubt.
    • Clean up
      Well, the previous owners would have most probably cleaned the house before leaving, however it doesn’t hurt to repeat. Hiring a cleaning service is highly recommended since they could do a better job much quicker. If you opt to do it yourself, take all the supplies you need and set up an area so that you don’t make a mess in every room. Start with the rooms that are vital to be clean, such as the washroom and kitchen.
      • Paint all walls and ceilings
        Before you hang up all your picture frames, give your walls and ceilings a good coating of white paint. Later on, you can select a theme and paint your walls accordingly. You can select a different colour scheme for each room. Do not hesitate to play around with colours and patterns. It’s your home so decorate it your own style.
        • Get some extra cabinets
          You may feel the need to unpack fast but have you checked where you will put all your stuff? Most built-in closets don’t usually have adequate space so you’d most probably need some extra cabinets. Plan out where you’ll keep all your stuff, from your winter boots to party dresses. Also, have some space to store your interior accessories safely till you get all furniture arranged. The last thing you need is to damage your custom framing picture by simply letting it lie around.
          • Install window treatments
            Curtain up all your windows to secure privacy and also give your home a finishing touch. If you are planning on redoing the entire setting, use temporary inexpensive curtains. After all, you simply need something to cover it up. Later, you can pick them out according to each theme you selected for each room.