So you’ve bought the house and moving day is just around the corner. Although you may have crossed all the Ts and dotted all the Is in your paperwork, it doesn’t mean you’re actually ready to move in to that new house!
Here are a few things to consider before you unpack and settle into your newly purchased home.
Clean The Carpets
Probably the most important thing to think about before moving into your new home is what the status is of the carpets. This is something that is almost always overlooked by new homeowners, and yet is one area that is extremely important to get done before moving day!
Why is that?
After you move, you’ll have all of your furniture in the way. Properly cleaning your carpets requires you to clear each room of all major items, including tables, couches, dressers, and bookcases, so that the cleaners can do their job properly.
“On most jobs, we need to add an extra fee to prepare the room, which means we spend our time cleaning out furniture rather than cleaning the rugs. If you have us come in before you move, we’ll be able to get the carpets cleaned faster, which ultimately saves you money.”
Touch Up On Paint
Another area that’s really easy to address before you move in but insanely difficult afterwards is interior painting. Even if there’s just a few spots or rooms that you’re thinking about touching up with a little paint, make sure you do all of that brushwork before your furniture comes in and gets in the way.
Otherwise you could be in the position of needing to re-pack and move room by room to get the job done, adding hours, and possibly weeks, to your “finishing touch” timeline!
Check out more moving day tips in the video below, or in this article from Buzzfeed!