5 Tips to Prepare Your New Home Before Moving In
Many of us have a checklist for moving house. You’ve probably already crossed off packing as well as organizing a method of transport for your belongings.
However, one thing you may forget is to focus on the new home itself. There are quite a few things that you can do in advance to ensure that everything goes to plan on moving day.
In this article, we are going to talk about five tips to prepare your home so that you can get settled in immediately.
Sound interesting? Then let’s get started.
Hire a Cleaning Company
If you’ve purchased a home that had existing owners, it’s extremely wise to invest in move in cleaning. The right professionals can come and scrub everything thoroughly so that the property is in its best possible condition.
This will mean that your furniture can go onto fresh carpet, and you won’t have to worry about dusting any cupboards. It really is worth it, especially as you never quite know how dirty it was previously.
Connect Your Utilities
It might sound standard to connect all of your utilities in advance, but you would be surprised at how many people leave it too late. You want your electricity, water, gas, and internet to work as soon as you walk through the front door.
Most places recommend giving one week’s notice, but a little more doesn’t hurt. Just remember that they’ll need to know the exact date to switch over. Otherwise, you may be charged even when you weren’t there.
Make Necessary Home Improvements
Are there any small holes in the walls or perhaps a leaky tap? It’s much easier to fix any problems and make home improvements before you have moved in.
Not only will you be able to go straight into a beautiful and functioning home, but it will reduce the need for more extensive repairs later on. It’s always better to get on top of things quickly.
Secure the Yard
If you have pets coming with you, one of the first things you want to do is secure the backyard. Without doing this, they may get lost or escape while you are trying to unpack everything.
Walk the perimeter and check for any holes that may be present. If you notice any weak spots, reinforce them or place something in the way until you make the necessary changes. You can find some more tips to pet-proof your garden here.
Update Your Contact Information
Finally, the last thing you should remember is to update your contact information. This way, your mail, packages, and other relevant documents will make it to the correct address.
Alongside informing the postal office, you’ll also need to notify the IRS, Social Security Administration, your employer, insurance provider, and other financial agencies.
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Ready to Move In?
By following the advice above, you’ll be able to ensure that you can move into your home as smoothly as possible. It may seem like a lot of preparation, but it really is worth planning ahead of time.
Do you have any additional tips to prepare your new home before moving in?
Let me know, til then—cheers m’deres!
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Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela, and wife to Darasak. They all share her insatiable wanderlust, enjoyment of good food, and sharing their adventures with the world. Nancy is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.