You have enough on your plate already — what with all the stress of moving out — so it’s easy to forget the things you have to do before moving in. Sure you’ve forwarded your mail and packed all but the heaviest stuff, but do you have a plan for the new place yet?
Here are some of the things you might forget to do at your new home, assuming you still have a few weeks or months before the relocation.
The last occupants may have cleaned it, and the real estate agent may have done so again, but you’re the one who’s going to stay there now, so there’s no harm in doing your own tidying up. Hire a skip bin in Perth to make sure the trash is properly disposed of. While you’re at it, why not buy a new toilet seat to replace the old one? You’ll feel better about your bathroom. Call the pest control service and have the place inspected for insects and vermin. Better safe than sorry.
Paint the house long before you move in, to make it look even better. This will boost your feeling of happiness with your new place, and plug up tiny holes on your walls. Open the windows to air out the house.
Curtains, blinds or whatever you prefer; what’s important is you have window treatments when you arrive. It will feel more like home and you don’t have to worry about prying eyes.
HVAC & Plumbing
Have a professional check your new home’s mechanical systems. The heating and cooling systems should be cleaned, with new filters installed. The plumbing should be in shape too. Have old pipes replaced if possible.
Look around your new house and figure out where all your belongings are going to stay. It’s not just the furniture; it’s the small things that will end up as clutter if they’re homeless when you move in. Let your movers know about your plan.
These are simple steps for relocation that most people forget or ignore. They will save you time and make moving in faster and easier.