It’s exciting to move into a new house. But before it really feels like home, there are essential things you need to do. If you fail to do them, the next few days or weeks will become a disaster.
Therefore, to make the new house safe and homey, here are things you need to set up before moving into your new home.
Change the locks
You need to prioritize your safety when moving into a new home. Since you don’t know who else could be having the keys to your home, it’s best if you change the locks. The guarantee you are the only one with access to your home can give you peace of mind.
Call a locksmith to do the installation for you but if you are a DIYer, you can install the new deadbolts yourself. Whichever way you choose, just ensure the home is safe for you and your loved ones.
Clean and disinfect your house
Before bringing any furniture and appliances, make sure you deep clean your home. Even if the previous owner deep cleaned the whole house, give it your touch as well.
Besides, you don’t exactly know the number of people who have frequented in that house walking and touching surfaces since it was first listed for sale.
Hence, you must make the house safe and clean before bringing in any items. Make sure you have deep cleaned the bathroom and the kitchen.
These are two areas in a home that are most frequented and can hold a lot of germs and bacteria. You don’t have to do all the cleaning by yourself.
You can even contract a local cleaning company to do what they do best. This will make things easier for you and give you ample time to do other important tasks.
Take measurements of each room
To make your moving smooth, take measurements of each room before bringing in the furniture. This will assist you to know how to arrange the furniture.
Trying to fit some furniture in a certain room then removing them because they cannot fit can be so tiresome and chaotic.
In fact, it should be the last thing you want to deal with when moving into your new home. When you have the measurements, you will know the exact bedrooms to put certain beds and how to arrange the couches in the living room.
You will even realize it’s easy to keep the moving boxes at their right destinations. Making the moving issue a little less messy…
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