Priority Tasks Before Moving In
You did it. You moved into a new condo, townhome or single-family home you love and now you’re dreaming of how you’re going to decorate it. But before getting into all of that, there are still some other tasks that you might want to consider to be at the top of your priority list.
Changing the Locks
Double check them even if you’ve been told that there are new locks installed. It’s better to take safety measures and know that no one else has keys to your home. Call in a locksmith if you want to spend a little money or it can be done yourself.
Get the House Cleaned up
If it isn’t already, clean out the refrigerator, wipe down counters, cabinets, oven if needed, and plumbing fixtures. You may want to steam clean the carpets. This will free your floors of any junk or allergens.
Mechanical Equipment Cleaned
Getting your heating and cooling systems cleaned is crucial. You might want to get a service contract just in case it stops working suddenly.
Get some Closet Organizers
Keep in mind of where everything is going to get placed so it can accommodated in your closet space. A shelf or a coat hook can go a long way for making room for organization.
Meet the Neighbors
You want to reach out to your neighbors once your settled. It’s good to establish yourself within the community and you can get advice on some home repairs like which plumber to use, etc..
Having these as priorities will help you move into a clean, working condo or home.
And then, you’re ready to move in with all your belongings and start making it yours!
Shannon Lindstrom, REALTOR®, AHWD, GREEN
748 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105