4 Things You Need To Do Before You Start Moving Into Your Home

So, you've found your dream home. You're probably excited and for good reason: finding that home that is perfect for you is a big deal! However, you're probably anticipating the worst thing that comes along with finding a new home: moving out of the old one. Moving can be a drag, but it's something everyone must do. After you have packed up your belongings in your old home, there are a few things you need to take care of in your brand new home before calling local moving services to move you in.

Deep Clean

This is probably the most important thing you should do before you move into your new home. A deep clean is essentially cleaning your house to the fullest extent humanly possible! The first thing you should do is make sure you have all of your cleaning supplies in tow: a broom, duster, mop, mop bucket, cleaning solution, paper towels, etc. Make sure you're wearing some old clothes, since you're going to get messy. Everything should be cleaned. Starting from the bottom up. Make sure the floors are swept, and any wood, vinyl, or linoleum floors are mopped. Likewise, carpeted areas should be vacuumed. The kitchen should be free of any grease (this also means cleaning the inside of the oven), while the bathroom tiles should be free of mold. Windows should be completely see through without a streak in them. If possible, call in a professional carpet cleaner to have your carpets deep cleaned Cleaning your home before you move in ensures that you are moving your belongings into a fresh home, and that you will have less cleaning to do once you have unpacked.

Any Painting Or Floor Replacement

Before moving into your new home, paint any walls that may need painting. If there are any areas of the house that remain unfinished, match the color of the wall and finish painting them. In addition, if some rooms have a color you can't stand, and you know that you will want to paint over it eventually, get it out of the way and paint the walls in the color of your choice. It is much, much easier to paint an empty home than trying to move everything out, cover furniture and paint when a room is furnished.  Floor replacement should be committed to, as well, if you aren't happy with the current choices. If the floor is damaged or heavily stained, replace or repair as needed.

Decide Use Of Each Room

Before moving out of your old home, it is recommended how you are going to utilize space in your new house or apartment. When you do this, you can then decide what furniture and amenities are going to fit into your new space. It is recommended that you measure the dimensions of all of your furniture and utilities before moving into your new space. That way, you can judge how well all of your stuff will fit into your new digs and won't end up disappointed when your favorite couch doesn't fit well into the room you imagined it to live in.

Handle The Little Things

Now you're finished with all of the big stuff, it's onto the little things! It's recommended that you save the little stuff for last. The big things can be exhausting and time consuming, so doing those first can put the daunting tasks behind you. Among the little things you should do, first you need to ensure that the locks have been changed. The old owners probably did not change the locks for you, and you should ensure that each door that has a key has a new lock. You want to make sure that you are the only one with keys to your new home. You also need to change your mailing address, and most importantly, make sure the utilities for the new home are paid for the month. You don't want to move in and discover that you are without heat, electricity or water because you forgot to pay utilities on your new home!

There you have it! All of the stuff that you need to do before moving into your new place. Yes, it can be a daunting task, but with a little bit of elbow grease and time, you can wrap up all of your loose ends and make the best of the time at your new home.