The process of buying a new home is a long one, and often has several ups and downs… but it all leads to the day you’ve been waiting for: the day you get the keys to your new place. While you probably want to move in and be settled as soon as possible, there are a few things you might consider doing first.
First Order of Business: Changing Your Locks
It’s always wise to have the locks changed when moving into your new home, and the sooner the better. Sure, the owner gave up his or her keys, but you have no way to know how many copies are out there, and who has them. While you’re at it, get new padlocks for the gate and the shed.
Having the Carpets Cleaned
If you can hold off for a day or two before moving your belongings into your new home, key day is the perfect time to schedule a professional carpet cleaning. Without furniture in the way, the cleaning crew can get to every square inch of floor; and your family gets clean, fresh-smelling carpets. After all, you never know what’s been spilled or tracked through the home before you bought it.
Bringing in Your Custom Painter (or Doing it Yourself)
If you’re thinking about painting, empty rooms are far easier to work in than those filled with furniture are. It may be worth delaying the big move for a few days if you have plans to repaint your home’s interior. It may seem like a hassle, but you’ll save the time and energy required to move and cover your furniture.
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