You have just closed on your new home.
Before you hire the moving truck and begin moving your things into your new place, you will want to prepare your home.
Completing these tasks before move-in can make the process easier and more convenient for everyone.
Most home sellers leave the house in acceptable shape. While there are unlikely to be any major cleaning needs, it is a good idea to deep clean the house before moving in. It is much harder to deep clean after you have moved all of your furniture and family members in. Scrub the walls, wipe down the inside of the cupboards, and dust each of the corners of the home.
Deep cleaning your new house can also make it feel more like home. By using your preferred cleaning products and filling the home with candles and air fresheners that remind you of home, you will feel settled in much quicker.
Home flooring projects often get put off because of the complexity of the job. Remove one of those complex tasks by having new flooring installed in an empty house. Once you move in your furniture and other belongings, you will have to find a place to store them to replace the floors.
Refinishing hardwood floors, replacing carpeting, and deep cleaning the carpet is easier when there are no barriers to move around. You can also use this opportunity to apply a protective coating to the flooring.
Painting is also easier when the rooms are empty. You can completely skip covering the furniture. It is also a great time to paint if you are planning on changing the home’s flooring.
If you complete painting tasks first, you won’t have to worry about spilling paint on the floors. It is also easier to leave the windows and doors open for increased ventilation when you don’t have children to worry about.
Inspections might have already been completed during the mortgage process. However, these inspections often only look at the major parts of the home like the roof, plumbing, and the foundation. Scheduling inspections before moving in can make it easier to have preventative maintenance and repairs completed.
This is also a great time to have your HVAC serviced. If there are any problems with the unit, you can have them fixed before your family moves in. Having a well-cooled home is a useful amenity when moving during the hot summer.
Schedule Utility Services
Some cable and internet providers can take weeks to come out and install services. In the meantime, you are left without the ability to watch TV or use the internet. This can make it difficult to handle work tasks or keep in touch during the move. It is also important to have the necessary utilities before moving in including electricity, heat, and water.
Moving can be stressful with the long to-do list of tasks to complete. Completing these tasks before moving into your new house can make the experience easier for everyone.