It is one thing to purchase a home, and a completely different one to make it move-in ready. First of all, there are so many things you need to do, and many aspects of your new home that you need to check and all of this is just the tip of the iceberg. However, now more than ever, it is important that you remain systematic and organized. For this, you will need a check-list and here is a short guide of things you need to pay special attention to. With just a bit of effort, you can transform your hew house into a genuine home for you and your family.
Securing the place
Sure, it might have been safe before, but you can never know who else has the key of your new home. Because of this, you might want to change locks on all your doors and maybe even add a security improvement or two. Needless to say, do not use the same place as the previous owner for your spare keys, for more than obvious reasons, and pay as much attention to your windows as you would to your doors. Last, but not the least important, try to make your exterior burglar free, by keeping it neat and transparent.
Taking care of installations
Next thing on your agenda should definitely be making sure that all your installations are in order. First of all, you need to check your pipes and power circuits, but this is often not a safe thing for laymen to do on their own. Needless to say, you want to hire a professional to do all of this for you, so hire a commercial plumber as well as a skilled and trusted electrician to do a quick survey of your home. While, you are at it, what you might want to do is install new switch plates, just in case. This step, may not be absolutely necessary, but it doesn’t hurt and seeing how it is quite easy and inexpensive, the right question is not why but why not.
Paint, paint, paint
Additionally, what you want to do as soon as you move in is paint everything. For years, walls were stained over and over again, there usually are some visible cracks and not to mention that they absorb everything from cigarette smoke to all the flavors of a cooked stake. Simply paint your walls to rejuvenate it home and this will be a decision that you will in no way come to regret. While at it, if your home is equipped with wooden doors, they might be up for painting too. PVC, while not great in this department, is easier to maintain, so you won’t have problem on this side either.
Cleaning the place
Finally, this next step is so obvious that it may seem redundant to mention it in the first place. However, there is a great difference between cleaning your new home and cleaning it properly and this thin line can play a crucial role in your family’s health. Still, when you are done, you will be left with tons of rubbish and have no way of disposing of it. This is where you should contact a professional rubbish removal company to do all the “dirty work” for you. After you have thrown everything you believe you won’t need, all you have to do is disinfect your home and the house will be as ready as new.
As you can see, where there is will, there is always a way. It is vital that you are extremely thorough since even the tiniest lapse in this stage can cause a serious setback later on. This being said, do your homework the right way and never be afraid to ask for professional help. Remember, this is quite a delicate matter and you are in no position to turn down a helping hand.