Before The Move
There are many things to remember before the big moving day comes. But once it arrives there are some items you would want to take care of before you move into your new home. This is of course if it isn’t a brand new home.
Change The Locks
Changing the locks is important because you don’t know who has had the keys in the past. If the previous owner didn’t change the locks then it is quite possible that there could be even another past owner who could have access to your home…along with any past family member or friend. It is always advisable to do this to protect yourself and your family from unwanted visitors and breaking.
Call The Exterminator
There could have been many items you didn’t notice when you did your final walk through. Including hidden pests and bugs. Hiring an exterminator to determine this before you move in is a good idea. It would be horrible to moving in all of your belongings only to find out that mice, racoons, ants, or even snakes have damaged your belongings. Best to stay on the safe side and have this looked after before hand.
Clean The House
The previous owner may have cleaned for you, but is it really clean? It is not enjoyable to move into someone else’s dirt. Doing the cleaning yourself ensures that it is up to your standards and any mess or dirt is gone. This can be a big job and unless you have many family members or friends who are willing to help you out, you might want to consider hiring a cleaning staff for the day. When the house is empty it makes it much easier for them to clean, as they don’t have to clean around furniture and other items.
Changing the Toilet Seat
Yes, this is often overlooked. But it is a very simple thing to do. Changing the toilet seat is inexpensive and can be completed in a matter of minutes. This little tip can make a huge difference.
Arranging Your Furniture
Having a plan where all of the furniture goes is a great idea. It allows the movers to know exactly where to place items. This allows for a smoother moving day and less stress. Everything will be handled in an efficient and quick manner
Keeping these handy tips in mind will allow you to have an enjoyable move into your new home.