Does your upcoming move have you on edge? Moving provides us with a spectrum of emotions, from elated excitement to overwhelming angst. Start today by organizing your move, preparing yourself for success. Begin with a simple checklist or a great resource that will help you plan for the days and weeks ahead. Moving into a new home can also be a more comfortable venture if you take care of a few things to make your house into a home before you even move in.
For Peace of Mind…Change the Locks.
You will feel comfortable with your family living in a home where the locks have been changed. Unless it’s new construction, moving into a new home where someone else has lived means that there may be keys in existence. Set those worries to rest. Take a photo of your locks before heading to the hardware store to buy new. Don’t have time? Call a locksmith, and feel relieved in the security of your new home.
Freshen Up Your New Place.
Before moving into a new home, it’s always a good idea to give it a good, thorough cleaning. Start off with a clean slate so your home is move in ready. Unpacking will be a much smoother process if you don’t have to stop and spot clean each and every cupboard or floor space before settling in. Too much on your plate? Hire a professional to freshen up the place for you; it will be money well spent.
Shop for Appliances.
Check your buyer’s contract. It should detail which appliances are staying and which are going. Make a plan to shop ahead of moving into a new home for the best deal and desired delivery dates. Stores have sales on a regular basis, but sometimes those times of year are the hardest to book. If you stay on top of this, you won’t find yourself inconvenienced while waiting around for your new stove to be delivered.
Paint Your Walls.
This has probably been said to you many times already. Paint the walls before you move all of your belongings in. Why? Because it becomes exponentially more difficult to paint once you are tripping over boxes and covering up furniture. Besides the practical reasons, you will also feel refreshed moving into a new home that has your personality as the foundation.
Cover Up Your Windows.
There’s nothing more important in a new environment than feeling the comfort and protection of privacy. Don’t be victim to bare windows! You may have outdated window coverings in the home if it was previously occupied, but they can at least provide protection upon arrival. Temporary shades are a great, inexpensive investment when moving into a new home. However, before too long, you will want the beauty, style and benefits of window coverings to make your home complete. We would love to help. We can help guide you so you can enjoy the light control, privacy, energy efficiency and UV protection provided by custom window coverings. Contact our team, at Skyline Window Coverings, for a free, in-home consultation.