Buying a new house is always an exciting new adventure to embark on. While most people will only consider everything you need to do to move your belongings from one place to another, people often neglect to do some of the most important tasks when they first move in. These are tasks that will make your home safe, secure, clean and customised to your needs and preferences.
It can be exhausting moving house. It would have been months of legal paperwork and then a few days of moving your belongings in. Relaxing is likely the first thing you want to do after that last box has been moved into your home. However, if you can invest a little extra time in your new house, you will be able to make it more comfortable for you to live in.
Most people will rush to move in and unpack, and then put off important tasks like cleaning, fixing problems and even customising it. If you can find it in yourself to do all these tasks early on, then you will thank yourself later.
To help you with your new home, here are some of the most important tasks that you should consider doing.
#1 Clean the property
Cleaning the property is the first and most important thing that you should consider doing. You should do this before you unpack any of your items. It doesn’t matter how clean a property may look, you never know how the previous owners treated it. It is much safer for you and your family, if you give the property a good clean, from top to bottom. This will give you peace of mind, and enable you to unpack your items and relax in your new property. If you don’t do this, you will find it much more difficult trying to clean your belongings at a later date.
#2 Fix any problems
No home comes without problems. It is a good idea to take an inventory of the property before you unpack all of your items and make a to-do list of problems that need fixing. You can list these in order of importance and safety. You don’t have to fix them all straight away, but it will enable you to check for any serious safety issues or hazards before you settle in.
#3 Update the decor
Before unpacking, you should update the decor to suit your tastes. This will be difficult to do after you have unpacked, and many people get lazy and put it off. You should refresh the paint and bring in items that you like. This will ensure you make the property feel comfortable and homely.
#4 Make it safe
Change the locks on all the windows and doors. If you were not given all the correct keys, you may consider calling out emergency locksmiths. They will be able to help you get access to everything you need, and ensure that your property is safe and secure. It is also handy to have their number in case you ever lose your keys. When you first move into a property, it is unlikely that a friend or neighbour has a spare key, as they would have in your old property.
Making your home clean, safe and customised to your tastes is important when investing in a new property. This will enable you to enjoy your investment more.