You’ve spent hours house hunting, waited weeks in anticipation, and signed papers at closing. You’re officially a homeowner! Before you get carried away unpacking and decorating, there are a few things you can do to prevent potential headaches down the road.
Change the Locks
While you probably received multiple sets of keys at your closing, you have no way of knowing how many keys to your new home have been handed out. As soon as possible, change out all the locks on outer doors. It’s a simple project that you can complete in an afternoon.
Steam Clean the Carpets
Go ahead and schedule a professional or rent a machine to clean them yourself before you move in furniture. Taking the time now will save you the headache of moving the furniture around later. This is especially important if you have allergies or the previous homeowners had animals living inside.
Change the Wall Color
If you’ve decided to freshen any wall colors, painting before you move in the furniture will make the job much quicker, and you’ll be able to enjoy your new home and new paint colors!
Replace Cabinet Liners
If you want to add cabinet paper to your kitchen and bathroom cabinets, now’s the time to do it. At the very least, give them cabinets a good vacuum and wipe down before you start loading them.
Locate Your Circuit Breaker & Main Water Line
Not knowing where they are in the middle of a plumbing leak or electricity outage adds further annoyance to an already stressful situation! It’s a good idea to well label your circuit breakers as well.
While these simple things could be postponed until you’re moved in, taking care of them early is certainly more efficient!
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