The First 3 Things To Do Before Moving Into Your New HouseIt’s not very often that someone buys their dream home without needing to do anything at all to it. Unless the house is being built to order, a new house is something that becomes somebody’s dream home once they have done a few things to it.
Besides making improvements to make it more your style or to update the home, there are other things that usually have to be modified to also make it more livable. Often, a seller will make small adjustments that hide the problems a house has or simply give a new coat of paint and call it a day.
Before you move into your new home, it pays off to do a once over and think of some things that need to be changed before you move in to reduce any disruptions once you’re in. In this article, we will go over what you should look into changing before your big move in day.
1 – Home security
Once you get the keys in your hand take a moment to remember that there were likely many people that had these keys. And still may have them. The first thing to do is to change the locks to prevent an ex dog walker or nosy neighbor from deciding to come into your home while you aren’t there since they still have the key.
You may want to take advantage of changing the locks to add alarm systems to give yourself even more security. In fact, smart locks are good to have so you aren’t relying on keys at all anymore.
With a doorbell camera, you can see who is at your door and if anybody tries to enter then you have their video. Smart locks allow you to open the door remotely so you can let a delivery in without risking it being stolen from the front porch.
2 – Electrical system
If your home is more than 40 years old then chances are that the electrical system is not equipped to deal with our modern standards. Since we have a lot more gadgets now than ever before, these old systems can’t keep up. Even houses that have a solid system may be lacking enough outlets to keep ourselves charged and connected.
It pays off to have an electrician come in and do some upgrades to the circuit breaker and add some outlets.
3 – Sort your storage
Your new home will get cluttered very quickly if you don’t have a storage system. Try to set up places in the garage, attic or basement to handle the overflow of stuff that you have.
Set aside an area with shelves for specific items so you’ll need to have easy access to. You should also have some closets fitted out with good space saving additions so you can maximize your storage capabilities. Even if you have plenty of space to work with, you will be happy to have a space saving and efficient storage system to avoid the stress of always tidying up a cluttered space.