Since my wife and I are just a few weeks away from moving into our new home, we have been regularly researching about what all we need to keep in mind before we move in. The internet has been of a great help for both of us and we have finally made a list of things which we have promised to consider without any fail before we step into our home sweet home. I am sure many of you must be on the verge of shifting to your new house too. So, here I am, with my list of basic things that each one of us should take care of before or just after moving into our new homes.
- Change the Locks: As soon as you get the keys to your new home, install a new lock set on all the exterior doors. You can buy some locks for yourself or call a locksmith to do the job for you. Let’s face it, the keys to your home might be there with your realtor, the maintenance folks or even with your previous owners. Hence, changing the lock will be equivalent to some peace of mind for you and your family. We have already got in touch with our locksmith and we’ll get it done the day before we move in!
- Get the House Cleaned: Even if you are moving into a brand new house, it’s imperative for you to get the rooms cleaned. You can hire a professional service provider if you like. Doing everything by yourself can be too tiring! We also didn’t want to get ill before moving in and hence, called up a professional guy to do all the cleaning up done. Washing down the cabinets and counters, cleaning the floors, disinfecting the rooms, bathrooms and kitchen, etc., will make you feel good about your home once you move in!
- Get Rid of the Pests: I remember how one of my friends went through so much of trouble after moving into his new house as he didn’t really bother about pest control. A new home may have rats, termites, roaches, etc. It’s a great idea to actually get rid of them before moving in. The pest control for my new home is done! It doesn’t cost much and you can easily get in touch with a pest control service who will take utmost care to eliminate those unwanted guests!
These days, people are very much into searching for an affordable housing option for themselves. Once they get hold of one, they move in immediately only to realise that they could have taken things a bit slowly! The excitement of moving into a new home is often higher than remembering these vital tips which are necessary for a better tomorrow! So, it’s the best time for you to get every single thing sorted before you organise the Housewarming Ceremony of your new abode. All the best!