Let’s say you found the perfect home, so it’s not surprising that you want to move in as quickly as possible. But, there are some projects that are best done when the house is still empty. So, let’s consider completing the following items before the moving trucks arrive.
Painting – A fresh coat of paint can instantly update a room, and it’s common to buy a home knowing you will need to paint several rooms or the entire house after the sale. However, painting is best done while every wall is accessible and there are no worries about getting paint on furniture or rugs.
Changing Locks – Now is the time to change the locks on your new home to eliminate the risk of any former keyholders accessing your new home. Do this even if you know the former owners because you never know whom they shared the keys with.
Flooring updates– Redoing a floor is always easier when the floor is empty. Whether you’re choosing to redo wood floors or lay tile before you move in, tackling this process now also allows you to keep wood and tile dust off of furniture and collectibles.
Roof Repairs– Roof repairs are essential. If the home inspection revealed any damage to the roof, make the necessary repairs before moving in. Choose a contractor like Premo Roofing Co. that is experienced with the type of shingles your home requires.
Removing Popcorn Ceilings– No one likes these types of ceilings. Popcorn ceilings are easy to remove, but messy. Use a spray bottle to moisten an area, then scrape the texture off with a towel. Cleanup will be much easier if you complete this project before introducing your furniture to the space.
Fix Leaks– If left untreated, water leaks can do serious damage to furniture, rugs, flooring and other valuables. Leaks can also lead to secondary problems like rotting wood, mold and mildew. So always address plumbing issues before you move in.
As difficult as it can be, sometimes delaying your move-in by a few weeks can save months of frustration in the long run. So don’t wait, because the sooner you start, the sooner you can start your new life in your new home.