Soon as we get the keys to our new property, it can be easy to move everything straight into our new home. But if you do this, it will be very hard to make any home improvements with your belongings there. Here is what you need to do before moving your stuff into your new home.
Paint the walls
Once you have decided what you are doing with each room, you can decide how to decorate them. It’s a good idea to start painting the walls before you move your stuff in, as it’s never good to get paint on your sofa! Go to the store and get some samples for the walls in your home. Once you have found colors that you like, you can start painting the rooms. If most of the rooms are going to have to be painted, you may want to find someone to come and do it for you. It will save time and energy if they do it for you.
Fit new flooring
You should also check if you need to change any of the flooring before you move your belongings into the home. Once you check which rooms need new flooring, you can get someone in to give you a quote. As we discussed before, you don’t want to make a mistake by getting cheap floor. It won’t last, and then will need to be replaced before long. You should also get a carpet fitter in to give you a quote on some carpets for your new home. You should ensure it’s sorted before you move in as you need to protect your feet.
Clean house top to bottom
Another thing you should do before moving into your new home is to clean it from top to bottom. The home might have been left for a while if the owners have already moved into a new home. Therefore, it might not be as clean as it should be. If you haven’t got time to give it a good clean, you should arrange for someone to come in and give it a thorough clean before you move in with your family. Remember to go into places that might have been left such as the loft or basement and give it a good clean.
Check the appliances in kitchen
You need to check the appliances in the kitchen are working before moving your stuff into your new home. If you have arranged for your fridge freezer to come to the new home, and there is a working one already, you will need to arrange for yours to be sold instead. Once you know exactly what there is already in the home, you can have a look for long distance moving companies who can bring your stuff to the new property.
Check the locks
Another thing you should check before moving into your new home is if the locks are working. If the locks are broken, they will need to be replaced to ensure you keep your property safe from intruders. You may want to change them anyway, so that the old homeowners don’t have access to your property. Get in touch with a locksmith who can do this quickly for you before you move into your new home.
Once the above has been done, it’s time to settle into your new home!