What You Need to Do Before You Move into a New Place

Family in Front of Their New Home

Family in Front of Their New Home

The dream house is finally there for you to move in. Even though you have arrived at your new home, and the furniture is ready to be unloaded, some things need to be taken care of first. This is what the pre-moving activities should look like.

Pest Control

The best thing would be to check in on your new home a day or two before you start moving in and call the exterminator to see if there is any pest problem that needs solving. Setting a couple of bug bombs or having the exterminator simply spray the place would be enough, for you to have a peace of mind. It is always better to do these things before all the furniture is in the house, because it will be easier for you to catch the rodent or insects than with all the stuff in its place.

Change the Locks

Whether you choose to do it yourself or to call a locksmith, changing the locks on the exterior doors is paramount. Once you have settled in start building your security system. Installing an alarm would be also a great idea, because no matter how safe the neighbourhood is, a burglar can drop in any time if you are not protected enough.

Paint the Walls

The colour of the walls might be the perfect, but you should nevertheless paint all the walls and ceilings in the house. Not only for the aesthetic reasons, but for the hygienic ones as well. On the other hand, the walls can be damaged and not in a good shape, which will require some professional help. Hire someone to help you do it, and save you the time and trouble of doing it yourself.

Check the Leaks

Your inspector should notify you about any plumbing damages before you seal the deal on the house buying. However, sometimes overlooks like this can happen and you might end up with a broken pipe or a damaged faucet. Therefore, double-check all the plumbing and the fuse box for potential electricity malfunction. Better safe than sorry.

Check for Breakage

image 4The moving service usually delivers everything in one piece; nevertheless sometimes the damages are possible. Therefore, make sure to double-check all the sensitive pieces of furniture that might have been cracked or damaged in any way. Especially the glass ones, because they can be very dangerous. If you miss a cracked spot on a jar, or a lamp, you can cut yourself while placing it on a shelf or a nightstand.

Clean the House

The previous owners might have cleaned the house for you, or it may just look spotless. Just in case, start from scratch and wash everything. Get the buckets, brooms, mops, and a vacuum, and start cleaning. If the house is too big or you have not finished some other things try hiring a service to help you with the cleaning and do the work for you. Moreover, there might be some left over rubbish the previous owners have not got rid of, in which case rubbish removal Sydney will do the best job and remove everything you do not need in your backyard.

New Switch Plates

Dirty and discoloured cover plates, mismatched outlets and rusted or damaged air vent covers are very common in old places that were renovated more than once. It is highly recommendable you change these after you have painted the walls, because then there will be no more old and dirty spots anywhere in the house.

Every new house needs a couple of fix-ups before the family moves in. Now that you have considered all of these suggestions get to work and have the house in order. Once you have all of these things done, you will be able to start decorating and designing the beautiful interior.

 

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