The Essential Actions before Moving into a New Home


Moving into a new place marks the beginning of a new chapter in your and your family’s life. There are few things in the world as exciting as turning that new page. And as you prepare for the day you leave your own home in search of new and more wonderful memories, you begin to think of all the things you need to take care of before the final mattress bumps into its frame at the new location. Here are the essential steps you need to cover before moving into a new house.

Do a thorough clean-up

First things first, the new house is due for a thorough clean-up as soon as the real estate agent hands you the keys. You want the house to be spotless, filled with pleasant aromas, buffed and shined for the arrival of your things, as well as your family.

Not only is a thorough clean-up important for general cleanliness, but it is also crucial in discovering areas that need fixing, improving, and it will give you the chance to eliminate any damp or allergy-inducing areas before you and your family settle in.

Change the locks

Another immediate step you need to take as soon as you get the new set of keys is to throw them away, because you won’t be needing them anymore. Instead, you need to switch out all of the locks for newer, sturdier models.

Changing the locks on the doors and windows is not only important for improving home security, but it will deter anyone who might have another set of keys from breaking into your home. Remember, home invaders can always get their hands on the original key, so finding a reliable 24-hour locksmith to install a new set of locks is of paramount importance for keeping your new home safe and secure.  

Plan and organize

Instead of moving all the stuff into the foyer, unsure where to put anything and just going with the flow, it will be far more efficient to take the time to familiarise yourself with your new house and plan the layout in advance. This way, you will know exactly where every piece of furniture goes, allowing you to make adjustments only as needed.

Fix all mechanical equipment

Moving in only to find that the thermostat is broken and that the water heater is out of order is going to do nothing more but ruin your first few days in your new home. That’s why it’s imperative that you conduct all of the necessary repairs around the house well in advance. Be sure to make a thorough sweep of every room in the house, including the cellar and mark all appliances and mechanical equipment that are due for a repair.

Cover up the windows

Privacy is important, and more likely than not, the house will either have old window treatments or new ones that don’t fit your taste. It’s a good idea to decorate your windows before you move in, and before you conduct any other changes to the décor once you’re there. This will allow you to ensure privacy well in advance, as well as to add a dash of your own personal taste to the ambiance.

Hire trusted movers

Probably one of the most important steps when planning a move, one that should go without saying, is the importance of hiring professionals for the job. Moving house is serious, often risky business, and genuine pros use the safest methods of handling, storing and transportation in order to make sure your stuff remains intact from the moment they carry it out the front door, to the moment it is safely situated in your new house. Best not to take any chances with the couch, or the TV.

There is nothing quite like turning a new page in the book of life. Be sure that, before you turn that new page for good, you complete these essential steps in order to ensure an efficient move, and more importantly, create a safe and thriving household.

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