PRIORITY TASKS FOR YOUR MOVE IN

Dated: 12/05/2017

Views: 234

Image title

Moving into a new home is an exciting time, and you’re probably daydreaming about decor and paint schemes and new furniture. But before you get into the fun stuff, there are some basics you should cover first. 

Change the locks
Even if you’re promised that new locks have been installed in your home, you can never be too careful. It’s worth the money to have the peace of mind that comes with knowing that no one else has the keys to your home. Changing the locks can be a DIY project, or you can call in a locksmith for a little extra money.

Steam clean the carpets
It’s good to get a fresh start with your floors before you start decorating. The previous owners may have had pets, young children, or just some plain old clumsiness. Take the time to steam clean the carpets so that your floors are free of stains and allergens. It’s pretty easy and affordable to rent a steam cleaner—your local grocery store may have them available.

Call an exterminator
Prior to move-in, you probably haven’t spent enough time in the house to get a view of any pests that may be lurking. Call an exterminator to take care of any mice, insects, and other critters that may be hiding in your home.

Clean out the kitchen
If the previous occupants wanted to skip on some of their cleaning duties when they moved out, the kitchen is where they probably cut corners. Wipe down the inside of cabinets, clean out the refrigerator, clean the oven, and clean in the nooks and crannies underneath the appliances.

Want to Advertise on this Site?

Latest Blog Posts

When Is A Good Time To Rent Not Now

When Is a Good Time to Rent? Not Now!People often ask if now is a good time to buy a home, but nobody ever asks whether or not it’s a good time to rent. Regardless, we want to make certain that

Read More

Jun 11 2018 26855 1

June NewsletterYour Home - Summer Time Fun Summertime is officially here! And with summer comes great fun and exciting activities waiting to be enjoyed! This year we've compiled the most exciting

Read More

Now Is The Time To Buy In Texas

How to Lock in the Lower RateAll home buying should start with a pre-approval of a mortgage. Once you have that in hand, you’ll know how much house you can afford to buy. The lender will likely

Read More

2018 Colors In The Home

If your home’s been decked out in dark decor and saturated colors for years, it could be time for a refresh. Or maybe we should say a refreshment.in 2018 it's all about light and airy

Read More