When you move into a new house, you often spend a lot of time worrying about what to do before you move, but what is just as important are the things you do when you have got into your new home on the other side!
Here are a few things that you can do in your new home that can help you to settle in quickly and happily in your new home, and hopefully should reduce your chances of having any problems with it…
Security – When moving into a new house, it is important to make sure that it is secure and safe. Changing the locks is a good idea, as you are never certain who actually has a key to the house. Find a local locksmith who will be able to do this for you such as this locksmiths Exeter based www.guardiansecuritysw.co.uk/locksmiths-exeter/ It is also a good idea to ensure that if you have an alarm or security system, you know how to use it and set it.
Safety – If you have children and pets, one of the first things to do when you move into a new home is to make sure that it is safe for them. Make sure that the garden is secure – repair any broken fences for example, and ensure that gates are locked, or can be locked. You may also want to add things like stairgates too, not just for the stairs, but you can also gate areas off that are posing a danger.
Plan the Rooms – To make your life easier and the unpacking process quicker, plan the rooms and what is going in them before you actually move in. This way you won’t have heaps of things all stacked in the wrong room. This will save you lots of time sorting things out, as long as everything that should be there is there.
Cleaning – When you first have the keys and the house is empty, this is the perfect opportunity to have a good clean. Before any stuff gets arranged in the rooms and anything goes in the cupboards. Start as you mean to go on, especially if the house has been empty for some time and is dirty and dusty.