Buying a new home is exciting, but keeping track of all the things to do before moving in is a chore. While it’s easy to put the new place on the back burner when packing, completing a few projects in the house while it’s still empty can save you a lot of headaches in the future.
Four things you should check before moving into a new home are:
- DO A WALKTHROUGH:
If it is available to you, walking through your new house while it is empty is a helpful step before moving in.
- TAKE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS FOR CHILDREN AND PETS:
If you are moving with young children or pets, you’ll need to take extra steps to ensure
their safety in a new environment.
- SET UP UTILITIES AND CONNECTIVITY:
You probably don’t want to spend your first night in your new house in the dark, so make sure that you set up your utilities (electricity, heat, gas, and water) to be ready for your move-in date.
- SET UP A SECURITY SYSTEM:
Speaking of safety, it’s important that you feel safe in your new home. This means different things to different people, but some steps include changing locks so that prior residents don’t have access, installing motion detectors or cameras, using a smart doorbell, or setting up a full-fledged home security system. These steps could guarantee a good stay for you in the house. We, at Teewhyhomes are intentional about your welfare after renting or purchasing your desired home.