Taking some time to prepare your new home for your move will make it much easier when you bring your furniture and other belongings into the house. Follow these three tips to make sure everything goes as smoothly as possible on moving day.
Complete Small Do-It-Yourself Projects
Once you get established in your new home, you’ll quickly fall into a daily routine. Once that happens, you might forget about the small do-it-yourself projects that you thought about when you first saw the house.
Small projects may include tasks like painting walls, hanging shelves, replacing cabinets, and installing new ceiling fans. Go ahead and finish those projects now, before the house is full of your things. If you don’t, then you may never get around to them.
Have the Home’s Mechanical Equipment Cleaned
You never know how long it’s been since someone cleaned your new house’s air vents, furnace, air-conditioning unit, and other mechanical equipment. Right before your move-in date is a good time to have professionals clean and inspect all of the equipment in your home. The typical furnace and air-conditioning unit work for 10 to 15 years. If you’re near the 15-year mark, you may even want to consider updating the system.
By having someone inspect your home’s equipment, you can avoid unexpected expenses caused by malfunctions. Choosing to have the work done before you move in ensures that no one will get your favorite couch dirty while working in your house.
Once everything has been cleaned and inspected, you can move into your home without any worries.
Clean Every Area of the House
An empty house gives you an opportunity to clean every area of the home without moving furniture and appliances. Take advantage of this occasion. You won’t get another one like it until your next move.
Pay close attention to places where large furniture and appliances will go. It’s difficult to move a full refrigerator, so few people ever make the effort to clean under them. Give the floor and walls a good scrub, too.
If you need a little extra time to clean your new home, you can have Blue Whale Moving & Storage store your furniture for a few days. Even an extra day or two can make it easier for you to give the home a deep clean before you start moving in.
Hang Curtains and Drapes for Privacy
It will take you a few days or weeks to get settled into your new home. Hang curtains and drapes before you move in so you can enjoy some privacy during that time. Without something hanging in the window, your neighbors will see you going through old belongings, deciding what clothes to donate, and living the small parts of your private life.
By hanging curtains and drapes first thing, you can keep your private life private while you move into your new home.
There are lots of things that you can do to prepare a new home for your family. Take some time before your scheduled move-in day to walk around the property and think of projects you want to finish.
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