It’s an exiting time when you are ready to move in to your new home. Moving into a new home is an exciting time, and you’re probably daydreaming about decor and paint schemes and new furniture. But before you get into the fun stuff, there are some basics you should cover first.
Change the locks
Even if you’re promised that new locks have been installed in your home, you can never be too careful. It’s worth the money to have the peace of mind that comes with knowing that no one else has the keys to your home. Changing the locks can be a DIY project, or you can call in a locksmith to get it done for you. Even consider changing to digital locks when you can use keys or a code to get into your home.
Change your mail box lock
Did you know that Canada Post offers a complimentary lock change on your Canada Post mail box if you notify them within 60 days of moving into your new home? In a day and age of identity theft, getting this change done will give you peace of mind to know that no one else can access your mail. You can find the details here to set this up AT THIS LINK.
Get your air ducts cleaned
Unless you can see it was recently cleaned, it’s best to arrange this service before you move in your furniture. No one wants to have anyone else’s dust floating in their home.
Steam clean the carpets
Before your move in, it’s good to get a fresh start with your floors before you start decorating. The previous owners may have had pets, young children, or just some plain old clumsiness. Take the time to steam clean the carpets so that your floors are free of stains and allergens. It’s pretty easy and affordable to rent a steam cleaner—your local grocery store may have them available.
I suggest booking these services for the day after you are scheduled to get your keys. But book these in advance, and putter getting a couple easy items into the home while these professionals do the work. You’ll love your fresh start in your new home!