People move into new homes to start afresh and experience a new beginning. So, it is vital that you can a clean and pleasant environment at your new home with no any complications. So here are a few things you should get done when settling in.
1. Install new locks on all exterior doors
If there were people occupying your home before you, it means they have all access to doors. They may be handing over the keys when moving out but you never know if they kept a duplicate key for themselves. So, for ultimate safety you need to change all locks on exterior doors.
2. Clean up
The previous occupants would’ve cleaned the house before handing it over to you, but it is better if you cleaned them once again for yourself. You can hire a service to do it for you or else you can do it yourself. Start from the most important places such as the kitchen and bathrooms. Then move on to the bedrooms and living room. Make sure you have all necessary tools such as brooms, mops, scrubs, washing liquid etc.
3. Paint and decorate
This might be fun since you get to choose whatever colours you’d prefer for each and every room. You can consult an interior designer too to get some new ideas. Add some unique elements such as paintings and crafts done by yourself so that your home will truly feel like your own.
4. Look into the trusted insurance
Home insurance is vital nowadays since you never know what kind of accidents are in store for you. There could be a fire, storm or any natural disaster that hits your home and hence you need to be prepared for it.
Housing insurance can be a difficult decision considering all the different packages offered by insurance companies. Do compare all the options and select the best home insurance quote so that you can be assured that your home is safe.
5. Get some extra storage
With so many boxes lying in your living room, you might wonder where you will put all these stuff. A few extra cupboards and racks will do you no harm. Rather than just throwing all your extra things in the storeroom or attic, organize them in cupboards so that you can take them to use whenever needed.
The above five simple factors will help you immensely in getting your new house to a good state where your entire family can live safely and comfortably. Apart from the above you need to install new switch plates since renovation could’ve damaged the wiring and also get all mechanical equipment working such as heating systems, cooling systems, electric meters etc.