When you move into a new home, there are a lot of things that you might be keen to achieve. Most of all, you will probably be keen to make sure that it is going to be as safe a place as possible. You also want to know that everything is going to work, and that will require testing and a little fixing in most cases. All in all, there are four major steps that you might want to take in your new home to ensure that it is right for you, and to make sure you are ready to really live in it, hassle-free. Let’s take a look at what they are.
You want to know that you are going to be able to actually use the utilities, so you need to carry out a thorough check of them first and foremost. Ideally this is going to be one of the first things you do when you move in. That means checking the electrics, the piping, the water works, and all those related things. You should test out the hot water heater or the gas boiler or whatever your home has, too. If there are any problems, you should call in the professionals to have them fixed right away.
Remove Any Pests
Unfortunately, it’s very often the case that you move into a new home only to find that there are pests already living in it. These might be any of a wide range of animals that could find themselves in a home, especially if that home has been empty for a while before you move into it. If you have larger animals in there that you can’t get rid of yourself, call out your local wildlife removal team to help you, so that you can remain safe, and perhaps think about delaying the move in, if possible.
Hopefully, the previous resident did already give the home a deep clean throughout, but even if they did you might still want to do it yourself too. Deep cleaning the home is something that can help to make the place feel like new, and in a way it can feel more like it belongs to you too. Plus, you never quite know how clean or not it might be until you take a look at it yourself, so it’s an important hygiene step to take regardless.
In order to fully make the place yours, you will probably be keen to redecorate it in some way or another. You should try to do this before you move everything in, and certainly, before you unpack, as it is going to be a lot easier to do that way compared to once everything is unpacked and in place, especially the furniture. But redecorating is going to help you settle in so much faster, and it will be a great way of making your mark on the place as soon as possible, so it’s something you should think about.