New home? Things to keep in mind before moving in

21 Apr, 2020

New home? Things to keep in mind before moving in

When you are planning to move house, as a homeowner you’ll be experienced with most of the preparatory steps. However, there are a few steps that can easily improve the whole experience of stepping into your new home for the first time. Here are some essential top tips to make it all so much more stress free and enjoyable.

Things To Keep In Mind Before Moving Into Your New Home 

We’ve all moved house and we are all aware it can be one of the most stressful things you do in your lifetime, along with getting married and losing a loved one. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t things you can do in order to make it a less stressful experience, being organized and making sure you have help from your friends and family are some key points, but what about the things we often forget? 

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Keeping things clean is important as you move house

Keep Things Clean 

Before moving into your new home, it might be worth going around the entire place and giving it a good clean. It might look clean to a casual visitor’s eye but you still don’t know everything that went on just before you got there. Give all the carpets a deep clean with a shampoo, and give all the hard surfaces a thorough mop. You’ll be amazed at what you might be able to achieve. As a side note, you might want to change all the toilet seats it’ll help to make it feel like a really new home. 

Keep Things Tidy 

There’s no point in carrying loads of trash in between houses. This is a perfect opportunity to get rid of anything you don’t want anymore. Moving also creates quite a lot of mess so having a skip that’s close can be really handy and will save you several trips to the local dump. The most important thing in this situation is that it’s an easy process. Get expert advice from Freddy’s Skip Bin Hire . It would be beneficial, as it takes all the stress out of the process making it completely hassle-free. The last thing you want when moving house is confusion about something that could have been easily resolved. 

Check Your Alarms 

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Security is key in your new home – check your alarms

 

It’s something we often forget, but checking the alarms in the house is absolutely essential. You’re in a new environment and you still don’t know how the place feels. The last thing you want in the evening is to find out your smoke alarm isn’t working. Your kitchen might catch fire and your alarm won’t be working. Another alarm to check is your carbon monoxide alarm, high levels of carbon dioxide are highly dangerous and something you don’t want in your house. 

Breaker Box & Shut Off Valves 

Find all the home essentials before you move in to avoid any embarrassing situations. Many a homeowner has found themselves wandering around the house with an electrician trying to find the breaker box. Whilst your looking for that you should try and locate the water and gas shut-off valves, just in case you need them in the future! 

And don’t forget where you put the cat!

Major Work in your New Home

It’s never fun finding out you need some major work done on the house you’ve just bought. But it’s better to find out sooner rather than later. Check your new home to see if anything big needs to be done but also check to see if any of your air filters need to be changed and maybe flush your water heater to get rid of any sediment that’s lurking in the system. Having a date where all these larger tasks have been completed will help you keep a maintenance diary of the house so you don’t forget in the future. 

A final word or two on your new home

So remember not to rush when getting into your new house. All the hard work is done and it’s not worth skipping the final steps. Buying a house is stressful. As the homeowner you’ll only end up angry with yourself if you find out that stress could have been avoided. Especially if all it meant was you had to check everything before moving in. If you’ve just bought a house then good luck with the final stages of making your house a home. 

 

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