Thinking of buying a new home? Moving house is an exciting prospect, whether upgrading to a living space with more room to spread out or downsizing to reduce your cost of living. However, preparing a property before moving in can feel like a huge burden. After all, depending on the property there can be a lot of things you need to take care of before you can fully move in; whether that be painting the walls, unblocking drains, cleaning cupboards, any repairs that might be needed, and so on. Some of these things you could likely take care of while moving in, while others have to be handled before you can begin living there. With the right focus and planning, moving into a new house can be easy and even enjoyable. With these moving tips, you will be well prepared when the time comes to move into your new home.
Have the Place Professionally Cleaned
Due to the fact that real estate agents may have shown your home to several prospective buyers in a short period of time, your new home may have more dust, dirt, and grime than you’d like. In this case, hiring a professional cleaner may be the best option to quickly and efficiently take care of it, which can save you time and effort.
Check the Furnace and Air Conditioner
If you’re moving into a house that’s been vacant for some time, you may want to have the furnace and air conditioner inspected before you move in. This way, you’ll know if you need any HVAC repair done before the hot or cold weather hits while you’re in the house.
Touch Up the Paint Job
If the paint job in your new home is in poor shape, make sure you touch it up before you move in. Getting a painting project done can be difficult if you have your furniture moved in, so it’s best to get it done beforehand so as to avoid getting paint everywhere. Painting the walls or ceilings that have been left untouched for years also has the added benefit of helping to repel dust and mold spores since it’s an added layer of protection.
Make Sure the Appliances Work
Before moving in, test out all the appliances in the house to make sure they work. This will give you a better idea of what needs to be repaired or replaced before moving in and becoming responsible for them. After all, you don’t want to spend your first week in your new home dealing with broken appliances. If you find that an appliance needs to be repaired, make sure you call a technician as soon as possible. Keep the receipts and make sure you let the seller know immediately.
Check for Structural Integrity and Repairs
Before you move in, make sure to preform an inspection of your home for any possible structural defects or areas that need repair. If you see that there are any holes or cracks in the wall, make sure to have them patched up before moving in. Living in a home with structural damage can be a serious safety risk, especially depending on what type of damage you’re dealing with. Make sure to check for leaky pipes, damaged wiring, and other structural issues. If you find something that needs to be repaired, make sure you report it to the seller so they can fix it before you move in.
Moving into a new home can be an exciting prospect for anyone. However, moving house can also be stressful, particularly if your house isn’t completely ready for you to start living there. Whether this be because the house needs a serious paint job, the appliances aren’t working, or there’s legitimate damage to the structural integrity of the house, you need to get it all taken care of before you can really take up residence. These tips can provide a guide on what to look for when making sure the home is ready for you. That way, when you fully move in you can start enjoying your new home right away.