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Top 6 Things to Do Before Moving

Moving into a new home can be exciting because it could mean you will have your own room to decorate, a new neighborhood to explore, new friends to meet, and lots more. Before your imagination gets carried away with your excitement and your things start getting put into boxes, you'll need to consider a few things and create a moving checklist.

Here are a number of things that should top that list:

Labeling

Clearly number and label each of your boxes with its contents and the room it is destined for. Make a special label for those boxes that contain things that you need right away. Doing this will help you keep an inventory of all your belongings. It will also save you time from searching for things that you might need immediately upon moving in.

Taking Measurements

It is essential that you measure the room dimensions of your new house and the size of your doorways. Knowing how large the space in your new home and how big your front door is will help you choose what furniture to bring or buy. Some might be too big and won’t even make it in.

Getting it all Cleaned Up

The house you are moving into may likely have been a home for another family. Prior occupants will may leave the house clean and tidy for you but some won’t. In instances that the house is left untidy, you can hire a service to do some clean up, or you can do it yourself.

Home Inspection

It is vital that you have your home inspected before making it yours. Having a home inspection will help you know “things” the seller missed telling you. Who knows, there might be a family of rats secretly living at your house’s ceiling, or a bunch of cockroaches freely running to and fro in the living room!

Checking if Everything Works

Checking outlets, light switches, electrical wiring and connections, and other tiny yet important details of the house is extremely essential. This will help you identify which parts are in good working condition and which are not. In the case there are outlets, for example, that are no longer working, you can have them fixed or replaced. This will reduce stress and hassle by the time you and your family move in.

Changing Locks and Keys

Security and protection of your family and belongings is one thing you must consider when moving in to a new home. Change all the locks of your house’s door and make sure that new keys are made. This may add to your expenses but it is better to be safe than sorry.

Complete this checklist and feel free to add a few things you think you still need to do. Moving in to a new home can be fun and exciting especially when everything is ready, clean, and secure.

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