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3 Things To Do When You First Move Into Your House

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Moving is a big deal. Not only are you having to uproot your life in one place and start over in a new place, but getting situated within your new house can be a real transition, too. Luckily, there are things that you can do as soon as you move into your new home that can help to make things easier for you now and in the future.

To help you see how this can be done, here are three things to do when you first move into your house. Also, read 3 Green Changes That Homeowners Are Embracing.


Clean Everything You Can

Whether you’re moving into a newly built home or a home that you’ve bought from someone else, there’s going to be things that need to be cleaned upon your arrival. But if you wait to clean things until you’ve already moved all of your stuff in, it’s going to be much harder for you to get everything as clean as it can be.

To make sure you’re able to give everything a really good, deep clean, it’s best to try to do this before you move your belongings in. Then, not only should you clean things that you can easily see and will use regularly, but you should also clean things like your refrigerator coils, the lint in the clothes dryer, the air conditioner unit, the crawlspace and attic, and more. 

Prepare For Regular Maintenance

Even after cleaning everything that you can, you’re going to have to make plans for regular maintenance and cleaning for many of the things in your home. So to help make sure that nothing gets forgotten or goes so long between maintenance that you end up having to deal with emergencies, it’s best to create a schedule that you follow while living in this house. 

As part of this, you’ll want to make sure that you document all of the maintenance that gets done so that you can know when new maintenance needs to happen or can show future buyers what you’ve done to maintain the house. 

Make A Plan For Changes And Repairs

In most new homes that someone moves into, there are certain changes or repairs that you’ll want to make. However, it usually isn’t prudent to do all of this right when you move in. Rather, you should spend some time getting to know the house, gathering the necessary tools and supplies, and creating a prioritized list so that you know what to tackle first. This way, you’ll be able to take on projects that you’re able to handle one at a time to not overwhelm yourself and your finances. 

If you’re going to be moving into a new house soon, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you know what you should do once you get into this new space. 


Sneha Shah

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