With moving season in full swing, it’s one of the best times of the year to leave the old behind and move into the new. However, moving isn’t for the faint-hearted. There are many aspects to consider before making the big change. Things you have to do, tasks you have to complete. In order to make life a little bit easier, we’ve come up with a handy checklist:
✓ Make sure it’s thoroughly cleaned
There’s probably nothing worse than moving into your new house, only to find that the previous tenants left it uncleaned. Although it’s only common courtesy to clean the same you occupied, some individuals simply don’t care. Which is where hiring a professional cleaning company comes in handy.
At ACC, we offer Pre-occupational cleaning services for residential properties, ensuring you can move into your new home with ease.
✓ Repaint the walls and ceilings
Having a fresh coat of paint will make your home seem brand new and spacious, especially if you add a neutral colour. Be sure to fix any cracks beforehand as you’ll only be covering up a bigger problem. Besides, nothing makes a house feel more like a home than adding your own personal touches before placing your furniture in the right spots.
✓ Change lighting fixtures
Often, lighting fixtures get left behind when it comes to décor. They’re changed one by one, especially if the budget is small, so in order to make your home’s décor look unified, change all the lighting fixtures before moving in in order to place the right objects in their correct spaces.
✓ Make a list of damaged items
If you’re renting, it’s extremely important to take note of everything that may be broken or missing; not to take the blame of someone else’s mistakes once you decide to move out again. It may be tedious at first, but it can save you a lot of hassle and money in the long run.
✓ Change the locks asap
Living in today’s society, you can never be too safe. So before moving anything in and sleeping in your new home for the first time, change all the locks to prevent previous tenants or unwanted visitors from collecting holiday gifts for their stockings. It may cost a little bit of extra money, but it can potentially save you a whole lot more in the future.
With the basics mentioned above, you can move into your new home with ease; celebrating the holiday season just the way you like it. Remember, at the end of the day, home is where you make it.