Making Your New Home Move-In Ready

Making Your New Home Move-In Ready

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One of the roughest parts about moving into a new home is the time that it takes to get it ready for your family. Living out of suitcases while you are getting things in order is no fun, and looking at bare walls and a bare home can make you feel more than a little bit homesick.

Although it might seem tricky to get your new home ready before moving in, it is worth it to take a few extra steps to make your new home feel like home before you start packing. This will allow you and your family to adjust to the move more quickly, and it wil allow you to be more comfortable with your new surroundings from the start.

Change The Walls

Before you move into your new home, take a look at the walls. Are you happy with the paint colors and wallpaper that are already there, or would you like to change them so that they suit your furniture, belongings and personal style a bit better? It can be easy to put off painting, but it is best to do it before you even move in. This makes the job much easier because you do not have to worry about rearranging or protecting your furniture, and you won’t feel like you are living in someone else’s home when you move in.

Clean The Carpets

Even if the carpet in your new home is stain-free, it never hurts to steam clean your carpets before you move in. You never know if the past owner had pets or smoked in the home, and these smells might not be noticeable until you get settled in. You can also use a carpet cleaning solution that will give your new home a fresh, inviting smell.

Give Your New Home a Nice Scent

One of the first things that you notice when you enter a home is how it smells, and you want your new home to be as inviting and pleasant for you and your family as possible. Try purchasing a few scented oil warmers, candles, plug-in air fresheners or other types of air fresheners with a light yet pleasant scent that your family can agree on. This will instantly make you feel welcome when you walk in the door.

Change Your Locks

Living in a home with locks that others might have a key to can be a bit scary, but this is an easy fix. Purchase new deadbolts and locks for your new home so that you will feel safer in your new environment.

Fix Any Issues

Issues that might seem minor now might become more of an issue in the future, so it is best to take care of them before you move in. Patch walls or cracks in the garage, make sure that the home is well-insulated and fix any other problems so that you do not have to worry about them later.

After taking the time to complete these minor steps, you will find that your new home already feels more comfortable for you and your family. If necessary, talk to your family about other steps that you can take before you make the big move so that everyone will feel more at home in your new house.

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