Moving To a New House: New Homeowner Checklist
Celebrating the purchase of your new home is always important! You should have a great experience after the long process of financing, paperwork, and closing on the house. However, once the keys are in your hand, you should do a few things before the moving company arrives with your items.
Planning will maintain your excitement and focus on ensuring your house is 100% ready for you to unpack.
Change the Locks
You and your family should be the only holders of a key to your new home. You will get keys at the closing, but there is no way to ensure copies don’t exist. The best thing to do is have a locksmith come and rekey all your doors to the outside.
Install a Security System
A security system, or smart home security system, is an excellent way to protect your home and your belongings if you travel or commute daily.
Have Your Plumbing and HVAC Systems Checked
New homeowners do not expect plumbing problems. Make sure everything works correctly by finding a plumber in your area that does home check-ups. You may also want to buy a plumbing protection policy that gives you annual check-ups and saves you money if you need repairs.
Have a professional inspect your air conditioner or heat pump and ensure your air ducts are clean. HVAC companies offer plans for annual and semi-annual check-ups as well. However, the most significant benefit of owning a preventative maintenance plan is the reminder to have your HVAC system checked regularly.
Check for Pests
Have a professional pest control company come and check for pests around and in your home. Homes that sit empty can attract pests you will want to avoid dealing with after you move your things into the home. Also, pest control can be more accessible when there are no personal items in the house they inspect.
Repairs and Painting
As a new homeowner, if you plan on repairing things in the home you just bought, allow time to paint and repair the house before moving your boxes. While this isn’t possible in all situations, the space to move around and work is ideal. Alternatively, you can only use a few rooms while you are improving other areas of the home.
Clean Your New Home
Once you’ve done all of the repairs, painting, and check-ups for your home, have a cleaning service ready. Some cleaning services offer a flat rate for move-in cleans, which gives your home a fresh and detailed clean.
Lastly, have the carpets in your new house cleaned. A professional can quickly clean your carpets while you focus on the next steps in making your new house a home.
Schedule a Moving Company
Now that you are ready to move it, have you scheduled a date for the move with a moving company? Charles Moving and Storage is ready to serve you with professional, affordable, reliable and efficient moving services. We offer a full line of moving services so you can sit back and relax knowing your valuable items are in great hands. You do not have to worry about anything since we can do everything you need for your move. We offer storage, supplies, packing and unpacking, senior citizen and veteran discounts and more. Contact Charles Moving and Storage to learn about us and our moving services.