So you have gone through the long process of searching and finding a new house, have dealt with your real-estate agent, mortgage broker, lawyers, and have finally settled on your contract and are given the keys to your dream home.
Buying a new house is certainly time consuming, stressful and tiring. Anyone who has been through the process can tell you how eager they were to move into their new home the moment they took possession of the keys. However, they can also tell you there are some things you should really attend to prior to moving all your belongings into your new home.
The first and perhaps most important is to change the lock on all entry points into the house. This includes, doors, windows and even garage and basement entrances. You never know how many keys past occupants of the house may have had or even worse, who they may have given keys to in the past.
The second thing on the to-do list should be to call the pest controller and have the house checked over once again. Even though, in most cases, the sales process included a termite and pest inspection of the house, it is worth getting the exterminators in again to give the house and its’ grounds a complete inspection, check for bugs, plug any possible rodent holes and spray the areas at risk of potential infestation.
The third item on the list is perhaps the least enjoyable, but one that Grace Removals can help you with organising, so you don’t have to do all the hard work. There is nothing better than moving into a freshly cleaned house and even though the previous residents have probably done a quick clean up, it is highly recommended you give the house another look over and even hire a professional team to clean the place for you including windows, walls and carpets. While still on the subject of cleaning, you should also really change the old toilet seats.
The final thing you should action prior to bringing in all of your belongings is to design your space. This involves measuring your available space and making a plan of where you would like everything to go. This will make your move a lot quicker and easier as you can inform your professional movers to place all the heavy furniture in their pre-determined positions and save you a lot of back breaking work to move things around after your removalists have left.