Moving into a new home is both exciting and nerve-wracking, especially if it’s the first home you purchased in your life. Many people were in this situation at the height of the pandemic after they bought their first home following the lowering interest rates by the US Federal Reserve to spur the economy.
And to reduce the issues, you should cover all the details when you transfer your belongings to your new home. Since one person’s circumstances are different from another, you should take into account some tips to reduce your anxiety when you move. Here are the tips you should consider when moving into your new home.
Perform a Walkthrough of the House
Before you bring your belongings to the house, you should perform a walkthrough of the property while it’s still empty. A walkthrough helps you plan where to put your belongings, especially if the house was staged when you were still in the process of looking for a home to buy.
Bringing a tape measure allows you to make an accurate plan in setting up your furniture and other items in the house. This will reduce issues when you unload the van since you already know where to put them in the house.
A walkthrough also lets you check if the seller worked on the repairs needed before buying the house. It also allows you to check if all the switches, fixtures, and outlets are working. Additionally, walking through the house allows you to check if everything included in the sale is in the house.
Make the Necessary Repairs
If the contract did not include making repairs, you should prioritize them before you move in. It’s important to perform major repairs before bringing your belongings into the house to protect them from getting damaged. It also makes it easier for the contractor to do his job. You should check the areas that require repair and get a quote for them from a reliable contractor.
Aside from repairs, you should also check if the house needs renovations to make it child or pet-friendly. Make sure to check for potential hazards and work on removing these hazards before you move in. Ensuring that the house is child or pet-friendly before you move in ensures it will be safe for your family once you bring in all your belongings.
Check All the Utilities
You should also check if all the utilities in the new home are ready before you move in. The house needs to have electricity, water, gas, phone, and internet set up before bringing your belongings into the house. This will allow you to avoid spending your first night in the house without electricity and water.
Making sure your home has proper heating is also important, especially if you move in during winter. It’s inconvenient staying in a house without heating when the temperature goes down at night. You should also ensure that the local waste management facility already included your home in their regular garbage pick-up schedule.
Deep Clean the House
The pandemic highlighted the importance of cleaning and sanitizing the house to prevent the spread of the virus. Due to this, you should make sure to clean and sanitize the home that you bought before you move in.
You have the option of deep cleaning the house and sanitizing it yourself. But if you do not have the time and equipment to do so, you should hire professional cleaners to do it for you. You should make sure they clean every nook and cranny in the house. They should also sanitize it to ensure the virus behind the pandemic is not lurking in any of the rooms.
Invest in Moving Equipment
Before you move, you should buy supplies and equipment that you’ll need for your move. You should purchase boxes, markers, packing tapes, and a box cutter. These items allow you to avoid making last-minute runs to the store when you start packing your belongings.
You should also consider investing in furniture dollies, tie-down straps, and furniture pads. Buying these items allows you to start a business after you move. Similarly, buying a box trailer also ensures you have something to use when you move, especially if no moving company is available to help you transport your belongings to your new home.
The equipment is also a good investment when starting a transport business in the new city you move into. But you should make sure to buy one that is durable and can last a long time.
Moving into a new home requires proper preparation to prevent issues in the future when all your belongings are already inside the house.