As the new owner of a house, you shouldn’t be in a hurry to move in. This is especially true if there were previous occupants. You need to make your new house ready for you. Doing some pre-move preparations can go a long way towards making the place more comfortable.
Here are some things that you can do:
Do Some Refinishing
If your house has some great hardwood floors but they look a bit battered, it might be time to do some refinishing. With the home clear of furniture and no one around, it is the ideal moment to freshen up the floors before your move in. It doesn’t even need some special skills. You can rent the equipment for a day or two and then do some refinishing so that your floors will be looking like brand new when you move in. All you need to do is to clean the floor, buff it up a bit, then apply a coating.
If you want to go to another level, you can get a sander and do some sanding in the middle to give your floors a fresher look.
Update the Electrical System
If your house was built several decades ago, then it might be time for an update of its electrical system. The wiring, the outlets, and the switches may be outdated and need replacements. Ask a local electrical service technician look at the current set up. Most of the time, you will mainly have the electrician replace the current outlets and cover plates with more modern options. But if your inspection earlier revealed damaged wiring, then you’ll need to replace the old wiring with something safer.
Freshen Up the Paint
Another great way to make your home look better is to do some painting. The old owners may not have the same tastes as you or the walls are looking a bit old. A fresh coat of paint can refresh entire rooms. You might even get creative and try to paint rooms in different colors. An empty house is a great time for painting since you don’t have to move anything and you only have to put down some newspapers.
Additionally, you should also paint the ceiling, which most people ignore when it comes to painting since they can be normally difficult to paint because of all the furniture around.
Ensure That All the Essentials are Connected
If there is anything that you have to be sure about, it is that all the utilities are connected and under your name. This might take some time so you have to contact the local utility providers like electricity and water early. This ensures when you move in, you can turn on the lights and have a relaxing bath after. Don’t forget about the phone and the internet either. Some service providers take some time before they connect a house so sign up for your internet months earlier to be sure it is there.
When all the preparations are done, then it is time to move in. This is a better approach than just moving in blindly and hoping for the best. You can be assured that when you start your new life, everything will be functioning right and you can live with no worries.