5 Things to Do Before You Move In

Published on November 4th, 2016

It’s almost time for you to move! There are boxes everywhere you turn and you cannot wait to get into your new home sweet home. You have been getting ready for this move for months but there are some things that you have to do before moving into your new home.

1.Change the Locks

As soon as you get your keys to your new home, have new locks installed on every door. Have some peace of mind early on.

2.Clean up the house

Some homeowners will take the time to clean the home before its handed over, but just to be sure, make a cleaning run throughout the entire house to make sure that it is to your standards! Make sure to sanitize the bathroom with plenty of bleach, dust your vents and hard to reach spots, and deep clean the floors, cabinets, counters and carpets.

3.Give the walls and ceilings a fresh coat of paint

Even if you have to hire someone to paint the walls and ceilings for you, go ahead and get it done. There is nothing better than moving into a home that has that fresh paint smell.

4.Replace switch plates and outlet covers

If you notice that your new home has a lot of mismatched and discolored switch plates and outlet covers, new covers will provide a uniform look to your home and will give the rooms a fresh, new feel.

5.Service your mechanical equipment

Clean your heating and cooling systems and have an expert run a maintenance check. Ask your neighbors for dependable local company referrals – you may even get a referral discount! Make this a routine cleaning in your home.

If you have any questions regarding your new home or mortgage, please contact on of our mortgage advisors today!

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